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decay
to rot away or spoil
global
having to do with the whole world
history
the record of past events and the story of what happened to people in the past
nomad
a person who moves from place to place
boar
wild pig-like animal
bison
another name for buffalo
scholar
a well-educated person who has a great deal of knowledge about something
interpret
to explain something
prehistory
the time before humans left written records
radiocarbon dating
a way of measuring the radioactivity of historic artifacts to determine how old they are
secondary source
a second-hand account of an historical event; an account written by a person who was not there
culture
the values, attitudes, and customs of a group
eclipse
the hiding of the sun by the moon
archaeologist
a person who finds and studies the things humans left behind in the past
bronze
a hard metal made of a blend of copper and tin
embers
the glowing remains of a fire
artifact
an object made by a person
primary source
a first-hand account of an historical event
historian
one who is an expert of history
calculate
to figure something out
monument
an object or building that stands in place and is usually made of some kind of stone
interpretation
an explanation of the meaning of something
obsidian
a volcanic glass
civilization
a people who have cities and government; a large group of people with a high level of development as a group
anthropologist
a person who studies the beginnings and the behavior of people
humanity
the human race
diary
a daily record of what happens to a person