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Early Man: pgs 14-17 19-21

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Nomads
were highly mobile people people who moved from place to place foraging, or searching, for new sources of food.
Hunter-Gatherers
nomadic groups whose food supply depends on hunting animals and collecting plant foods
Neolithic Revolution
the agricultural revolution
Slash-and-burn farming
farming in which they cut trees or grasses and burned them to clear a field. The burned ashes that remained fertliized the soil
Domestication
taming of animals--taming horses, dogs, goats and pigs
Specialization
development of skills in a specific kind of work
Artisans
skilled workers who make goods by hand
Institution
a long-lasting pattern of organization in community
Scribes
professional record keepers
Cuneiform
"wedge-shaped" Sumerian writing consisted pictographs
Bronze Age
the time when people began using bronze, rather than copper and stone, to fashion tools and weapons
Barter
way of trading goods and services without money