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24 Cards in this Set

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Remains such as tools, jewlry, and othe man-made objects.
People's unique way of life.
Paleolithic Age
"Old Stone Age" lasted from about 2.5 million to about 8000 B.C.
Neolithic Age
"New Stone Age" began 8000 B.C. and ended about 3000 B.C.
Ways of applying knowledge, tools, and inventions to meet their needs.
Homio Sapiens
The species name for modern humans.
People that wander from place to place rather than staying in one place.
Nomadic groups who rely on hunting for animals and gathering plants to survive.
Neolithic Revolution
The far-reaching changes in human life resulting from the beginnings of farming.
slash-and-burn farming
A practice that some groups did when they cut down and burned trees or grasses to clear a field.
The taming of animals.
Africa farming
The Nile River Valley developed into an important agricultural center for growing wheat, barley, and other crops.
China farming
About 8000 years ago farmers along the middle stretches of the huang He cultivated a grain called millet. About 1000 years later, Neolithic farmers first domesticated wild rice in the Chang Jiang River delta.
Mexico and Central America
Farmers cultivated corn, beans, and squash.
Peru Farming
They would grow tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and white potatoes and were the first people to do that.
A complex culture with at least these five characteristics.
1.Advanced cities
2.Specialized workers
3.Complex institutions
4.Record kepping
5.Advanced technology
The development of skills in a specific kind of work.
Skilled workers who make goods by hand.
A long long lasting pattern of organization in a community.
Professional record keepers who invented writing called cuneiform.
"wedge-shaped" Consisted of signs called pictographs-symbols of the objects or things they represented.
Bronze Age
The time when people began to use bronze(rather than copper or stone)Began in Sumer in about 3000 B.C.
Trading goods and services without the use of money.
"mountain of God" A pyramid shaped structure which lies in Ur.