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societies
organized groups of people who have identifiable languages and social structures that reflect values.
culture
total of ways of life built up by a group of human beings and trasmitted to the next generation.
plate tectonics (theory)
rigid plates form the outer layer of the earth and float on magma, which causes plates to split or collide
prehistory
a time before written history.
carbon 14 dating
used to determine the age of various archaeological finds.
measures the amount of radioactive carbon left in an object.
accelerator mass spectrometry
separates smaller fossil smaples (1/1000 of carbon 14) and counts carbon 14 atoms directly.
DNA codes are used to...
reveal similarities and differences between different hominid types.
Donald Johanson
found the first skeletal remains of A. afarensis in Hadar, Ethiopia of E. Africa in 1974. called it "Lucy"
dimorphic
a species with two types of individuals
Neanderthal
a group of homo sapiens, honored and buried their dead,
had a capacity for feeling, emotion, and a sense of the afterlife.
Cro-Magnon
had a capacity for art
multiregional model
human lineage started in africa. modern humans evolved simultaneously from homo erectus in multpiple regions.
interbreeding caused resemblance. supported by fossil.
out of africa model
a small population in africa spread throughout the eart and displaced all other descendants of homo erectus. supported by DNA research.
painting at lascaux signifies...
human's sense of beauty, time, and sprituality.
slash and burn technique
allowed farmers to grow grain in any places. burned land, which became fertile. after a few years land no longer fertile, so farmers had to move.
inherent
Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
feasible
capable of being done; likely; suitable
unsound
not well-founded or valid; decayed/impaired; unreliable
bounteous
generous; plentiful
presumptuous
impertinently bold; showing readiness to do an activity (eager)
abhor
to regard with extreme hatred.
commend
to present as worthy of confidence, notice, praise; to recommend
condone
to disregard or overlook; to excuse/forgive
lament
to express sorrow or regret for
indolent
lazy
adjoin
to be close to or in contact with
potentate
an absoloute ruler
sermonize
to preach
surreptitious
stealthy
illuminate
to decorate, to brighten up
imbue
to impregnate or inspire
methodically
slowly carefully, deliberately
aggravate
to make worse or more severe
vacillation
a state of indecision, irresolution; fluctuation
afflict
to overthrow; defeat.
nebulous
hazy, vague, indistinct, cloudy
refute
to prove to be false or erroneous
quench
to satisfy or allay
static
showing little or no change; stationary.
bombastic
high flown
didactic
instructive; inclined to teach
induce
to lead or move by persuasion; influence
camaraderie
friendship
rescind
to abolish by official formal means