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World History Terms
Chapter 1
A
group of
traveling
merchants and
animals
 caravan
 Weapon,
tool, or
other item made
by humans
 artifact
 Method
of
bringing water to
a field from
another place to
water crops
 irrigation
 Tools
and
methods used to
help humans
perform tasks
 technology
 Person
who
regularly moves
from place to
place
 nomad
 Political
district
 province
 Person
who
studies and
writes about the
human past
 historian
 Record
keeper
 scribe
 The
development
of different kinds
of jobs
 Specialization
 Scientist
who
studies the
physical
characteristics
and cultures of
humans and their
ancestors
 anthropologist
 Group
of
territories or
nations under a
single ruler or
government
 empire
 Sumerian
system
of writing made
up of wedgeshaped markings
 cuneiform
 To
tame animals
and plants for
human use
 domesticate
 Skilled
craftsperson
 artisian
 Scientist
who
learns about
human life by
studying fossils
and artifacts
 archeologist
 Person
who
studies stars,
planets, and
other heavenly
bodies
 astronomer
 Complex
society
with cities,
organized
government, art,
religion, class
divisions and a
writing system
 civilization
 Independent
state made up of
a city and the
surrounding land
and villages
 City-state
 The
trace or
imprint of a plant
or animal that
has been
preserved in rock
 fossil
Know ALL parts to this definition. This
definition will need to be written out by you.
 Turner
Ivey
 Auburn University
 A way to study any
civilization
 PRAISE G – tell
what each is
 Give an EXAMPLE
of each area
 Cultural
approach
World History Terms
Chapter 1