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Barter
a form of trade in which people exchange goods and services without the use of money.
Ziggurat
a tiered, pyramid-shaped structure that formed part of a Sumerian temple.
Revolution
changes quickly in a short time frame.
Neolithic Revolution
the major change in human life caused by the beginnings of farming-that is, by people's shift from food producing.
Specialization
the development of skills in a particular kind of work, such as trading or record keeping.
Homo Habilis
extinct species of upright east African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics.
Evolution
talking about change over a long period of time and it occurs slowly.
Paleolithic Age
prehistoric period that lasted from about 2,500,000 to 8000 B.C., during which people made use of crude stone tools and weapons-also called the Old Stone Age.
Cultural Diffusion
the spreading of ideas or products from one culture to another.
Neanderthal Man
extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and Western Asia.
Artifact
a human-made object, such as a tool, weapon, or piece of jewelry.
Hominid
member of a biological group including human beings and related species that walk upright.
Civilization
a form of culture characterized by cities, specialized workers, complex institutions, record keeping, and advanced technology.
Homo Sapians
the biological species to which modern human beings belong.
Theory
An educated guess.
Cro-Magnon Man
An early form of modern human inhabiting Europe in the late Paleolithic Period and characterized by a broad face and tall structure.
Artisan
a skilled worker, such as a weaver or a potter, who makes goods by hand.
Homo Erectus
An extinct species of humans, regarded as an ancestor of Homo Sapians.
Myth
traditional stories about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
Technology
the ways in which people apply knowledge, tools, and inventions to meet their needs.
Culture
people's unique way of life, as shown by its tools, customs, arts, and ideas.
Bronze Age
a period in human history, beginning around 3000 B.C. in some areas, during which people began using bronze, rather than copper or stone, to fashion tools and weapons.
Remain
Man or animal bones.