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W. history unit 1 vocabulary


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W. history unit 1 vocabulary

  1. 1. Anything created and left behind by humans that gives information about the culture of its creator like tools, weapons, and Jewlery.
  2. 2. Complex societies characterized by cities, specialized workers, complex institutions, record keeping, and advanced technology.
  3. 3. A law code enacted by the Babylonian king, Hammurabi, dating back to about 1772 BC. The Code consists of 282 laws, with scaled punishments depending on social status, including "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
  4. 4. A people’s unique way of life, as shown by its tool, customs, arts, and ideas.
  5. 5. A system of writing with wedge-shaped symbols, invented by the Sumerians around 3000 B.C..
  6. 6. To take animals out of the wild and breed them for human use.
  7. 7. A ruling family that passes its authority and power down through many generations.
  8. 8. The study of the human behaviors practiced by people in order to meet their needs.
  9. 9. A segment of historical time.
  10. 10. An ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictures were used to represent ideas and sounds.
  11. 11. Government in which power is in the hands of a single person.
  12. 12. A belief in a single, all powerful god.
  13. 13. The division of history into periods or segments of time.
  14. 14. The exercise of power and influence, especially in regards to actions of a state or its government.
  15. 15. A belief in many gods.
  16. 16. Large, triangular stoned tombs built by the Egyptians intended for the burial of their pharaohs.
  17. 17. A historical era existing before humans learned to develop metal technologies, characterized by a hunting and gathering way of life, and ending in most areas of the world between 4,500 and 2,000 B.C..
  18. 18. A government controlled by religious leaders; a form of government in which the ruler is viewed as a divine figure.
  19. 19. A religious, stepped-pyramid built by the Mesopotamian.
  20. 20. A major river that flows through China. It was critical to the development of the Chinese river valley civilization.
  21. 21. A major river that flows through modern-day Pakistan. It was critical to the development of the Indus river valley civilization.
  22. 22. A major river that flows through modern-day Pakistan. It was critical to the development of the Indus river valley civilization.
  23. 23. The major change in human life caused by the beginnings of farming when people shifted from being hunters and gatherers to becoming food producers.
  24. 24. A major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. It was critical to the development of Egyptian civilization..
  25. 25. The earliest period of the Stone Age.
  26. 26. Major rivers that flow through Mesopotamia. They were critical to the development of Mesopotamian civilization.
  27. 27. A scientist who studies artifacts in order to understand the origins, customs and beliefs of humankind.
  28. 28. A scientist who studies past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of artifacts.
  29. 29. A scientist who studies the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity.
  30. 30. One who records and interprets human events of the past.
  31. 31. A member of a culture in which food is obtained by hunting, fishing, and foraging rather than by agriculture or the domestication of animals.
  32. 32. Who have no fixed residence but move from place to place in order to obtain food.
  33. 33. Kings of ancient Egypt, considered to be gods as well as a political and military leaders.
  34. 34. A people of Mesopotamia that created the first large, complex society in human history.