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absolute power
complete control by an individual over a people
adobe
mud brick that has been dried in the sun
aqueduct
carries water
archaeology
study of the remains of ancient civilizations
artifact
object once constructed or used by humans, studied by archaelogists to gather information on ancient cultures
causeway
an elevated road over a body of water
chinampas
floating gardens designed by the Aztecs
civilization
a highly developed culture
clan
a group of relatives
culture area
area in which individuals lead similar lives
culture
set of values and customs established by a people
drought
an extended period of dryness
glacier
a block of ice, rock, and dirt
hierolglyphs
writing system that uses pictures instead of words
hogan
house made of wood that is covered with mud plaster
igloo
house built using blocks of ice
kayak
small boat with a frame mad of animal's skin
kiva
underground area in which religious gatherings were hled by the Pueblo men
potlatch
a dinner held for special ceremonies by the Native Americans of the Northwest Coast
pueblo
a village in the Spanish colonies
sachem
the chief of a tribe from the Eastern Woodlands Native Americans
surplus
more than needed
tepee
tent made of stretched animal skin surrounding a center pole
terrace
a piece of flat land built on the side of a hill or mountain used as farmland
travois
sled hauled by dogs or horses that was used by Plains people
tribe
group of Native Americans with the same principles, rituals, traditions, and language
quipu
device mad of cord or string with knowt that stood for quantities used by the Incas to keep accounts or records
Mound Builders
name for various North American Tribes that built large mounds beginning about 3,ooo years ago
pit house
house in the arctic region dug into the ground and covered with wood and skins
kachina
these were spirits