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An ethical system where the natural order was highly emphasized through the creation of a universal force which controlled all things.
neolithic ice man
A man who was modernly discovered, but who lived in around 3300 BC found in the Otztal Alps. He is a well preserved mummy, the first one found in Europe, which brought much information about Chalcolithic humans
an organization, establishment, foundation, society, or the like, devoted to the promotion of a particular cause or program, esp. one of a public, educational, or charitable character
Someone who studies early humans by looking at fossils and skeletal remains.
A group of people who congregate and settle in a relatively new area, often still ruled by their native land
Harrapan Culture
The culture that "dominated" the area in and around India from 2500 B.C. to 1600 B.C., where they came up with ideas such as writing, complex social and economic systems, urban planning, and water systems
An object made by ancient civilizations or people which recent archeologists recover and use for studies.
A Chinese thinker whose ideas eventually transformed into Daoism
cultural diffusion
in anthropology, the process by which a cultural trait, material object, idea, or behavior pattern is spread from one society to another
Indus River
a river in S Asia, flowing from W Tibet through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. 1900 mi. (3060 km) long
african national congress
The oldest multiracial organization in South Africa
A government of trained civil service who run the government, of which Confucius created during his reign.
Commercial Outposts
Places where the Phoenicians were able to trade with each other and other civilizations.
To differentiate and occasionally prejudice against various groups of people and occasionally show favoritism over one or another
Homo Sapiens
A species of the creatures Hominid who have larger brains and to which humans belong, dependent of language and usage of tools.
catal huyuk
One of first true cities in history, created in the Neolithic Era in 6500 to 5500 BC, from which were created agriculture, trading, temples, housing, and religions
a nearly flat plain of alluvial deposit between diverging branches of the mouth of a river, often, though not necessarily, triangular
Ethical System
A type of organization with strong philosophies
A political system based on the holding of all land in fief or fee
peking man
the skeletal remains of Homo erectus, formerly classified as Sinanthropus pekinensis, found at Zhoukoudian, near Peking, China, in the late 1930s and early 1940s and subsequently lost during World War II
an ancient region in W Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers: now part of Iraq
The most powerful traders along the Meditterranean after Crete's decline in 1100 B.C.
fertile crescent
an agricultural region extending from the Levant to Iraq
A group of Indo-Europeans who occupied Anatolia around 2000 B.C.
having the form of a wedge; wedge-shaped
The sacred literature of the Aryans which left a picture of their life and culture.
a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God's or deity's laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities
An adjective generally associated with the rural areas of the world, generalized by their simple living and other characteristics that come from living in rural areas outside of most civilizations
Charles Darwin
Father of the theory of evolution who believed that human beings came from apes. He wrote The Origin of Species.
a quadrilateral masonry mass having smooth, steeply sloping sides meeting at an apex, used as a tomb
to trade by exchange of commodities rather than by the use of money
Han Dynasty
The dynasty that took over after Liu Bang beat Xiang Yu, and which ruled for more than 400 years. It was also very influencial.
the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods
A writing system that used symbols to represent sounds and words.
It is the small town where on March 21, 1960 the African police shot and killed many natives who were rebelling against the Pass Law, which rid them of many rights. 178 people were injured or killed during the massacre
The act of being prejudiced against a certain race often involving segregation, discrimination, or persecution.

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