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Social Studies Vocabulary Words Puzzle

Joey Lee

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ancestor The passing on of history, beliefs, or customs by word of mouth.
fossil The overthrow of an existing government and its replacement with another; any sudden or very great change.
theory The period before events were recorded in writing.
primary source An object made by someone in the past.
erode A first hand account of an event or an artifact created during the period being studied.
agriculture A great sheet of ice that moves slowly over a land surface.
artifact The story or record of what has happend in the past.
plow A person of the Old Stone Age who met his needs by hunting animals and gathering plants.
hunter-gatherer A level platform of earth built into a hillside, usually used for farming.
descendant An instrument used to break and turn soil before planting crops.
extinct The period beginning 12,000 years ago and ending 6,000 years ago.
Paleolithic era To carefully dig up, as in an archaeological site.
terrace Something born from an ancestor.
oral tradition To move from one place to another to live, especially a large group of people.
technology The gradual wearing away of soil and rock by wind, glaciers, or water.
secondary source A time period stretching from 2.5 million years ago to about 12,000 years ago.
prehistory A farming method involving the cutting of trees, then the burning of them to provide ash-enriched soil for the planting of crops.
glacier To train plants or animals to be useful to people.
archaeology The use of skills and tools to meet practical human needs.
migrate The remains or imprintsof something for which there is evidence but no ginal proof.
revolution A record of the past, based on information from primary sources.
excavate A plant or animal that no longer exists.
history An idea or explanation of something for which there is evidence but no final proof.
slash and burn The raising of crops and animals for human use,
domesticate A relative from the distance past.
New Stone Age An extra supply of something, such as crops that are not needed immediately for food.
surplus The study of the remains of past cultures.

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