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Describes past events that are preserved in written records.
history
A huge sheet of ice that moves slowly across the land.
Glacier
A time when glaciers covered much of the Earth's surface
Ice Age
The study of prehistoric people
archaeology
The time before written records
prehistory
Objects made by people in the past.
artifact
A developed culture or society
Civilization
large area of different groups of people ruled by one country or leader.
Empire
A throwing stick used by early people who attached it to a spear to make the spear go farther and faster.
Atlatl
An area of low wetland that is covered mostly with tall grasses
marsh
A cone-shaped tent that can be put up and taken down quickly. The Apaches used these.
Teepee
The way people worship God or the gods they believe in.
Religion
Means "village" in Spanish; any of several Native American groups that live in adobe and stone houses
Pueblo
Payment in the form of valuable goods and services
Tribute
A small family group to which some Native Americans belonged
Band
Brick made from clay and straw that has been dried in the sun.
adobe
A long heavy fishing line that has several baited hooks on it.
trotline