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hominids
early human like creatures
artifacts
old objects that help see how past cultures lived
culture
beliefs, knowledge and patterns of living that a group of ppl acquire by living together
Cro Magnons
group of early people appearing about 35,000 years ago in Europe
nomads
people who wander place to place in search of food
Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
shift in human history from food gathering to food producing
civilization
organized group of people living together
irrigation
system of canals that transports water to crops
division of labor
different people doing different jobs
cultural diffusion
spread of culture
Sahel
area b/w desert and grassland
Lucy
old hominid skeleton
Neanderthal
early human beings
Rosetta Stone
stone w/ hieroglyphs
cuneiform
writing
Bantu
a family of closely related African languages
matrilineal
people traced their ancestors and inherited property through their mothers rather than their fathers
griots
highly trained speakers and entertainers who memorized the oral tradition of their village