social studies 7th Chapters 1 and 3 vocab

Term Definition
ancient history the study of the distant past fron the earliest humans through the first great civilizations
hypotheses educated guess
archaeologist an expert who studies the past by examining objects that people have left behind
historian an expert who studies and records the past
geographer an expert who studies and creates maps of earths natural and human made features
artifact an object made or used by people in the past
prehistoric before written history
hominid a prehistoric human
Stone age the first period of prehistoric human culture from about 2 million years ago to around 3000 B.C.E. people make tools from stone
Paleolithic Age the first period of the stone age called the old stone age from about 2 million to around 8000 B.C.E people
Neolithic Age the later part of the stone age called the new stone age, from 8000 B.C.E to 3000 B.C.E.
domesticate to train a wild animal to be useful to humans
agriculture the buisiness of farming which allowed for a stable food supply
trade the buisiness of buying and selling or exchanging items
ore a mineral mined for its valuable uses