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Agriculture

Science of practice of farming, cultivation of soil(grow crops), and domestication of animals

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Artifact

Item of cultural or historical interest

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Archeology

Study of human history and prehistory through excavation and analysis of physical remains

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Anthropology

Study of human societies, their cultures, and their development

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Artisan

Worker who makes things by hand

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BCE

Before common era

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Bronze Age

3000-1000BCE

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Carbon dating

Measures amount of carbon in an artifact, and compares it to give approx. age.

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Climate

Weather conditions prevailing in area over period of time.

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C.E

Common era

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Domesticate

Tame and keep as pet or for farm produce

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Fossil

Remains or impression of a prehistoric organism persevered in petrified form

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Historian

Expert or student of history, especially a particular period, geographical region, or social phenomenon

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Homo Sapien

Common humans
known as “wide man”
100 000-400 000 years ago
Africa- Asia, Europe, America’s

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Hominid

Primate fam that includes humans and their fossil ancestors

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Irrigation

Bringing water to dry land by digging ditches or canals

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Migration

Seasonal movement of animals from one region to another

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Nomad

Someone who travels from place to place to find fresh pasture for livestock (no permanent home)

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Neolithic

New Stone Age
When weapons and agriculture prevailed

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Paleolithic

Old Stone Age
When primitive stone implements were used

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Pottery

Articles made of earthenware or baked clay

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Prehistory

Period of time before written records

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Specialization

Développement of skills in a certain kind of work (trading, record keeping, etc)

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Technology

Application if scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially industry