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A record of the past.
History
History of humankind in the period before recorded history.
Prehistory
The skeletal remains of a female hominid, Australopithecus aphaeresis, found in Tanzania in 1974 and dated at about 3 million years old.
Lucy
The earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone tools.
Stone Age
Occurred 10,000 years ago. People stopped hunting and gathering food and began to grow crops and domesticate animals.
Agricultural Revolution
To convert (animals, plants, etc.) to domestic uses or to tame.
Domestication
Tools and equipment made through scientific discoveries that make people's lives easier and more efficent.
Technology
A place of worship and religious devotion.
Shrine
An advanced state of human society, in which a high level of culture, science, industry, and government has been reached.
Civilization
A professional record keeper or a copier of documents.
Scribe
A period in the history of humankind, following the Stone Age and preceding the Iron Age, during which bronze weapons and implements were used.
Bronze Age
A Mesopotamian terraced (or step) pyramid in which each terrace is smaller than the one below it.
Ziggurat
The worship of or belief in more than one god.
Polytheistic
A Sumerian system of writing, in which wedge-shaped symbols were used.
Cuneiform
A Babylonian legal code of the 18th century B.C. or earlier, created by Hammurabi and dealing with criminal and civil matters. "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth".
Code of Hammurabi
A government ruled by a religious leader.
Theocracy
Build by the Egyptians as a tomb for their Pharaohs.
Pyramid
A writing system in which pictures and symbols are used to represent words and sounds.
Hieroglyphics
A tablet writing in Greek and in Egyptian hieroglyphic and demotic scripts that provided the key to the deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Rosetta Stone
The first of the great Biblical patriarchs, father of Isaac, and traditional founder of the ancient Hebrew nation: considered by Muslims an ancestor of the Arab peoples through his son Ishmael.
Abraham