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Archaeology and Early Man Vocabulary

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adapt

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artifact

an object made by humans to adjust to a new environment of different condition


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band

ancestor

a relative who lived in the past


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a group of people biped

anthropologist

a scientist who studies human development and culture


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Archaeology
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a two-footed animal capability

The recovery and study of artifacts, ruins, bones, and fossils remaining from the past.

skill

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characteristic

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hominid

a distinguishing quality or feature of a person or thing


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name for the ancestors and relatives of man


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clan

huntergather

early humans who hunted for wild animals and gathered wild plants for food a group of relatives living together
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communication

land bridge

a piece of land connecting two continents


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migrate

sharing thoughts, opinions, or information by speech or writing

to move from one region to another

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nomad

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remains

a dead body a tribe with no permanent home that moves place to place, following food
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secondary source

oral tradition

the legends, myths, and beliefs passed on by word of mouth from generation to generation
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Prehistory (Prehistoric)
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materials that were created later by people who studied an event in history technology

history before the development of writing


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all tools, methods, and materials that people use to improve their lives
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primary source

theory

materials produced during the same time as the events they describe

explanation or opinion based on evidence