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SAVANNA
An area of gently rolling land covered by grasses, occasional trees and thorny brushes.
OASIS
An area of vegetation fed by springs and underground water-these are surrounded by desert.
MIGRATIONS
Movements of people.
CLAN
A group of families who can trace their roots to the same ancestor.
SILENT BARTER
Trading without speaking.
PROVINCE
Small regions of the country.
CITY-STATE
A city that has its own government and often controls much of the surrounding land.
SWAHILI
"Of the coast"
MAIZE
Corn
SLASH AND BURN AGRICULTURE
A method to clear the land in which you wish to plant. Cut trees, burn stumps, plant.
HIEROGLYPHS
The system of writing developed by the Mayas using signs and symbols.
CAUSEWAYS
Raised streets of hard earth connecting the city to the mainland.
AQUEDUCTS
Pipes or channels designed to carry water from distant sources.
ARTISANS
Skilled workers who practice a trade, created jewelry,garments, pottery, sculptures and other goods.
QUIPUS
Knotted strings that stored important information.
TERRACE
Step-like ledges cut into the mountainside that were used as fields for crops.
PUEBLO
A village built on top of a mesa or high flat-topped hill.