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SS Chapter 1-3

Terms

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decision
a choice made from a # of alternatives.
values
ideals or beliefs that guide the way people live.
region
an area with common features that set it apart from other areas.
degree
in geography, a unit of measurement that indicates the distance between lines of latitude and longitude, a unit of measurement for temperature.
agriculture
farming; raising cattle and/ or crops.
New Delhi
the capital of india and one of the most populous cities in the world
trade
barter; exchange goods with using $.
landforms
a feature of earths surface, such as a mountain range, plain, or plateau.
timeline
line plot of dates in chronological order
interaction
the exchange of ideas and customs among cultures.
Iceman
frozen man found in the alps.
culture
the way of life of a group of people at a particular time, including their daily habits, beliefs and arts.
climate
the weather pattern of an area over a long period of time.
konrad spindler
-1939-german archaeologist who analized the 5,000-yer-old "iceman" body found in the alps in 1991.
evaluate
to judge
global grid
pattern formed on a map or globe by the crossing of parallels and meridians. This pattern makes it possible to pinpoint exact locations.
Catal Huyuk
ancient city in Turkey built 6,000 yrs. ago.
artifact
an object made by someone in the past.
New Stone Age
12,000 yrs. Ago to 6,000 yrs. Ago; agriculture begins.
hunter-gatherers
nomads who live off the land.
domesticate
train or tame animals for human use.
excavate
to dig or scoop out earth.
surplus
extra; more crops are grown than needed by a farmer.
circa
Latin word meaning "approximate date".
Alps
Europes highest mountains,extending in an arc from the Mediterranean coast to the Balkan peninsula.
longitude
distance east or west of the prime meridian measured by a set of imaginary lines, of meridians, that run north and south from Earth's poles.
specialize
to become a master of a craft or job.
archeology
the study of the remains of past cultures.
meridians
another name for longitude.
Border Cave
cave filled with artifacts in africa; dates back to the Old Stone Age.
primary source
A first-hand account of an event or an artifact created during the period of history being studied.
prehistory
the period before events were recorded in writing.
customs
the ways of living that people of the same culturepractice regularly over time.
history
the story or record of what has happened in the past.
Old Stone Age
nomads; fire discovered 40,000 yrs. ago to 12,000 yrs. ago.
nomads
people who follow herds and travel to find food.
oral tradition
The passing on of history, beliefs, or customs by word of mouth.
secondary source
A record of the past, based on information from primary sources.
parallels
another name for latitude.
civilization
a highly developed culture
technology
using science knowledge to create tools.
government
organized set of laws for ruling a group

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