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23 Cards in this Set

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food production
agriculture and animal domestication
(from the Greek word for 'recent'). the era since the end of the Pleistocene (Ice Age) which occurred c 10,000 BC
planked canoe used by the Chumash people of Southern California
agricultural revolution
(expression coined by V. Gordon Childe). the beginning of food production prompted by drought and close associations among animals, humans, and plants
accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dating
method of radiocarbon dating that counts actual C14 atoms; can be used to date items as small as individual seeds
swidden agriculture
shifting agriculture in which farmers clear land, burn it off, plant crops, and then move on to new gardens when the land loses its fertility after several years
Jericho, Jordan Valley
Biblical city and famous archaeological site w/ evidence of an early fortified town of the 8th millennium BC and of farming settlements as early as 7800 BC
a hinge that joins a seed to a plant
Ganj Dareh, Iran
seasonal foraging camp of 8500 BC in Zagros Mountains
Name the most important responsibility of a leader and how is it accomplished?
The most important responsibility is to develop an exciting vision for the team to achieve. The objective will be accomplished through the cooperation of the team members.
Jarmo, Iran
early farming village in the Zagros Mountains, occupied before 5000 BC
Merimda Beni Salama, Egypt
farming settlement in the Egyptian delta dating to about 4500 BC
Merimda Beni Salama, Egypt
farming settlement in the Egyptian delta dating to about 4500 BC
Bandkeramik complex
cultural label describing the first farmers of central Europe of about 6000 BC, distinguished on the basis of line-decorated pottery
(from the Greek word for "large stone") stone-built graves, widespread during early farming times in western Europe, generally in the fifth millenium BC
Mehrgarh, Pakistan
farming village and trading center west of the Indus River valley, dating to c 6000 BC
Easton Down, England
a long communal burial mound dating to c 3200 BC
Diaotonghuan, China
early rice-farming settlement in the Yangste River valley dating to between 8000 and 6000 BC
Xianrengdong, China
early rice-farming site, c 8000 to 7500 BC
Pengtoushan, China
farming settlement in the middle Yangste River valley dating to between 6500 and 5800 BC
Bashidang, China
farming village w/ a defensive ditch in the Yangste River valley dating to 7000 BC
Yangshao culture, China
widespread farming culture in the Huang Ho valley of northern China after 5000 BC
Lapita cultural complex
a series of maritime societies that flourished and traded over an enormous area of the western Pacific, 1600 to 1000 BC and later