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Paleolithic Era
prehistory to around 12,000BCE
another term for the Old Stone Age
Neolithic Revolution
when groups transitioned to sedentary farming
a New Stone Age
sedentary agriculture
the growing of crops in one locale
also domesticated animals for use at this time
pastoralism
a lifestyle based on herding domesticated animals such as goats
nomadic
metallurgy
the ability to produce metal objects
bronze first then iron
cuneiform
earliest known writing; wedge-shaped script on clay tablest
first used in Sumeria
polytheism/animism
the worship of multiple nature gods, found in many cultures
the first religion
monotheism
the worship of one creator God
Judaism and Islam
empire/colony
a large conquered area with multiple domains
Greeks and Romans
city-state
a city that functioned as its own state
ancient Athens or present day Singapore
barter
an economy where goods are exchanged for other goods instead of paid for with money
used by Egyptians
dynasty
a series of rulers who belong to the same family; a line of kings or princes.
Hsia (Xia) & Shang -first of this in China
Mesoamerica
site of early American civilization from Mexico through Central America
Olmec