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prehistory:

the time before writing:

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hominid:

early human ancestor

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Donald Johanson found ____

Lucy

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homo habilis=

handy man

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homo erectus=

upright man

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Homo erectus can...

control fire

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Homo sapiens=

wise men

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Paleolithic Era:

Old stone when stone tools were used

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society:

a community of people who share a common culture

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hunter-gatherers:

people who hunt animals and gather plants, seeds, etc

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ice age:

freezing time

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land bridge:

strip of land connecting 2 continents

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Mesolithic Era:

Middle Stone Age

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Neolithic Era:

New Stone Age

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Latitude:

how N and S equator places

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cartographer:

map maker/studier

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the equator is...

0 degrees latitude

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Inset Map:

where in the world an area is located

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Longtitude:

E and W

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Prime Meridian:

0 degrees latitude

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srait:

narrrow body of water connecting other bodies

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delta:

where rivers deposit silt

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archaeology;

study of the past

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primary resource:

event with someone who took part in/witnessed an event

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secondary resource:

someone who gathered info on an event

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Before the common era abreviation:

BC

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AD=

Common era

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anno domini means

In the Year of the Lord

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countryside areas:

rural

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a city, it's center, and rest:

city-state

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city areas:

urban

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the foundation of sumerian society:

Religion

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Some Sumerian women can be important leaders T or F

True

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The army of ___ ____ ______ defended all city-states of Sumer and conq N Mes

Sargon the Great

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____ was a legendaryn figure

Gilgamesh

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Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar both...

used chariots

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The.... gave Mesopatania its name

Tigris+Euphrates River

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N meso was:

mountanious

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S meso was:

a plain

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The _____ were skilled in ironwork

Assyrians

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Old Kingdom time:

2.7kBC-2200BC

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Pharoah who ruled in 2.5kBC:

Khufu

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people from rich and powerful families:

nobles

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royalty or people of wealth and power:

elites

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hierogylphics:

one of the 1st writing systems

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papyrus:

a longlasting material for writing

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only ____ and _____ were allowed in temples

pharoah-priests

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_____ were the majority of Egypt

slaves

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Menes was the ___ Pharoah

1st

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Mene was responsible for increasing trade in ____

Egypt

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Egypt was able to built a lot from ______

taxes

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South Egypt=______ ____
North Egypt=______ ____

Upper Egypt
Lower Egypt

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Kush was _____ of Egypt

south

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____ and _______ traded together

Kush and Egypt

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The Rosetta stone was discovered by _____

British soldiers

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hieroglyphics used ____ symbols

600+

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The ______ ______ had a lot of gold

Nubian Desert

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Papyrus came from...

the Nile

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Greece is a __

peninsula

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the Meditaranean Sea is..

south of Greece

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The _____ were great shipbuilders

Minoans

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The ____ were not considered Greek, since they didn't speak the language

Minoans

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polis:

Greek city-state

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The Greeks created city states for...

economic support

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acropolis:

marketplace

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City states started in the ______ ____

Classical Age

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The Fertile Crescent had lots of ____-

silt