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Olmec
People who created a civilization along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, beginning around 1200 b.c.
savanna
·tropical grassland, · widely scatterd trees or clumps of trees,·low rainfall, intense seasonal rainfall with long dry periods.,·Ie. Africa, India, south America, north australia
Nuclear Family
household made up of a mother and father and their and their children
Pueblo
Native American group in the Southwest.
Renaissance
period when Europeans began investigating all aspects of the physical world
Iroquois
Native American Group in Eastern North America.
Aztec
People who built an empire in Mexico. beginning in the 1200.
Kashaya Pomo
Native Americn group that lived in what is now california.
Maya
People who created a civilization in Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula, about A.d.
Christopher Columbus
Italian explorer who sailed to North America for Spain
Mississippian
Mound-building people who lived in the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys.
Hierarchy
a social group arranged in ranks or classes.
Crusades
a series of military expeditions led by Western European Christians to reclaim control of the Holy Land from the Muslims
Islam
religion founded by the prophet Muhammad in the 600s
Reformation
split in the Christian Church that led to Protestantism
Anasazi
Native Americans who lived in the Southwest from about 300s to 1300s.
Taino
native americans who lived where columbus first landed
Lineage
descent from a common ancestor
Benin
African kingdom around the Niger River Known for metalworking
Adena
A mound builder society that was centered in the Ohio River Valley and flourished from about 700 B.C. to A.D 100
Inca
People who built an empire along the west coast of South America, beginning in the 1400s.
Division of labor
The assignment of different jobs to different individuals.
Colonization
the establishment of outlying settlements by a parent country
Nomadic
wandering, moving about from place to place
Hopewell
A mound builder society that was centered in the Ohio River Valley from about 200 B.C to AD 400
Kongo
Small kingdoms on the lower Congo River united under on ruler
Prince Henry
Portuguese prince who started a school for sailors and sponsored early voyages of exploration
Kwakiutl
Native American group that lived on the Northwest coast, Native American group that lived on the Northwest coast
Treaty of Tordesillas
agreement between spain and portugal to explore different lands
Plantation
a large farm that was owned by a wealthy family, but dependent on enslaved workers
Hohokam
Native Americans who lived in the Southwest from about 300 B.C. to A.D. 1300.
Kinship
The ties between members family members.
Songhai
Large African kingdom known for trading
Columbian Exchange
early trade across the atlantic ocean

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