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__________ is the study of the ways of life of early people through the examintaion of their artifacts.
Archaeology
________ is the skills and tools people use to meet their basic needs.
Technology
The _________ is the earliest period of human history.
Old stone age
A________ movers from place to place following animals and ripening fruit.
Nomad
The_______ began when people gave up the nomadic life and settled down to farm.
New stone age
Ancient people are called _________ because they believed in many gods.
Polytheistic
________, or skilled craftworkers, made pottery or finely carved or woven goods.
Artisans
The spread of ideas, customs, and technologies is called ____________.
Cultural Diffusion
Triangular are of marshland formed by deposits of silt at the mouth of some rivers.
Delta
The preservation of the dead
Mummification
A pyramid shaped temple built by the sumerians.
Ziggurat
Governor of a province of the Persian empire.
Satrap
Teaching a belief in one god
monotheistic
A__________ is a large landmass that juts out from a continent.
Sub continent
The single spiritual power that resides in all things is called a _________.
Brahman
A ___________ devotes his or her life to seeking spiritual truth.
Mystic
A _______ was the chief of an aryan tribe.
Rajah
The term for a sign that expresses a thought or an idea is __________.
Ideograph
___________ is an artistic from of hadwriting done with ink and a brush.
Calligraphy
___________ describes the rise and fall of dynasties.
Dynastic Cycle.
A system of government in which local lords goverened their own lands but owed militia service and other kinds of support to the ruler is called ___________.
Feudalism
Rebirth of the soul in another bodily form.
Reincarnation
Large dome shaped shrine that housed sacred remains
stupa
Headed by the father or oldest Male
Patriarchal
Respect for parents
Fillial piety
Complete control of a product or business by one person or group.
Monopoly
Hindu Destroyer God.
Shiva
The founder Of Buddhism
Siddartha Guatama
Ruler who established the first great Indian empire.
Chandragupta Maurya
Maurya emperor who paved the way for the spread of Buddhism through out Asia.
Asoka
Chinese philosopher who believed that people were naturallly good.
Confucius
Emperor who united china, built the great wall, lowered taxes and improved the economy.
Shi Huangdi
Emperor and founder of the Han dynasty
Li Bang
Chinese Philoshopher who taught that " the nature of man is evil".
Hanfeizi
The worlds largest desert is called_______.
The Sahara
Ancient Kingdom located on the fertile land of the upper Nile.
Nubia
Kingdom of the Soninke people located between the Niger and the Senegal rivers.
Ghana
Center of trade and learning in Mali.
Timbuktu
Christian kingdom in the mountains of East africa
Ethiopia
Capital of inland empire whose name means "great stone buildings"
Great Zimbabwe
Grassy plains in Africa
The Savana
Process by which a desert spreads
desertification
The Term for the KIng of Mali
Mansa
Group of households who claim and common ancestor
Lineage
Professional poet who preserved traditional West African Stories.
Griot
Nubian King who conwuered Egypt.
Piankhi
Founder of the Mali empire
Sundiata
Soldier king who made Songhai the largest kingdom in West Africa.
Sonnia Ali
Multistoried temple with eaves that turn up at the corners.
Pagoda
Alphabet made up of symbols representing the sounds of spoken KOREAN
Hangul
Chain of islands.
Archipelago
Supremem military commander in Japan
Shogun
Three line poen consisting of 17 syllables.
Haiku
Tang ruler who became the most admired of all chinese emperors.
Tang Taizong
Korean ruler who replaced the chinese writing system with a korean alphabet.
Sejong
Heian writer who created The Tale of the Genji
Muasaki Shikibu
Japanese military commmander who set up the kamakura shogunate
Minamoto Yoritomo
Tang empress who restored a system of uniform goeverntment to china.
Wu Zhao
Mongol emperor who established the Yuan dynasty
Kublai Khan
Tang poet whose works celebrated harmony with nature
Li Bo
Chinese admiral who explored South Asia and East Africa
Zheng He
Korean general who set up the Choson Dynasty
Yi Song gye
Japenese prince who sent nobles to study in China
Shotoku
Daimyo who founded a shogunate that imposed central government control on all of Japan.
Tokugawa Ieyasu