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Chapter 4 Vocabulary Terms. 1 Pre-history 2 matrilineal 3 allies 4 archaeologists 5 anthropologist 6 bands 7 maize 8 artifacts 9 wigwams 10 nomads 11 pre-contact 12 confederacies 13 hunter-gatherers 14 hunting grounds 15 mitotes 16 crop rotation 17 Mesoamerica

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chapter 4 vocabulary terms

Chapter 4 Vocabulary Terms

1 Pre-history

2 matrilineal

3allies

4archaeologists

5anthropologist

6bands

7maize

8artifacts

9wigwams

10 nomads

11 pre-contact

12 confederacies

13 hunter-gatherers

14 hunting grounds

15 mitotes

16 crop rotation

17 Mesoamerica

18 tepees

19 hides

20 adobe

prehistory
Prehistory
  • Period of time before written record
matrilineal
Matrilineal
  • Traced through the mothers side of the family.
allies
Allies
  • Friends who support one another.
archaeologists
Archaeologists
  • Scientists who use remains of materials that they find to study peoples of the past.
anthropologists
Anthropologists
  • Scientists who study and compare peoples to learn how they live or have lived.
bands
Bands
  • Groups of people as in groups of American Indian families. (Apache, Comanche, etc. )
maize
Maize
  • American Indian Corn
artifacts
Artifacts
  • Tools, Weapons, and other objects made by people.
wigwams
Wigwams
  • Circular Huts.
nomads
Nomads
  • Groups of people who move from place to place.
pre contact
Pre-Contact
  • Time before Europeans arrived in the Americas.
confederacies
Confederacies
  • Alliances between different groups.
hunter gatherers
Hunter-Gatherers
  • People who hunt animals and gather wild plants for food.
hunting grounds
Hunting Grounds
  • Areas where a group traditionally hunts for food.
mitotes
Mitotes
  • All-night celebrations held by the Coahuiltecan
crop rotation
Crop Rotation
  • System of growing different crops on the same land over a period of years to improve the soil.
mesoamerica
Mesoamerica
  • Cultural region that includes what are now Mexico and northern Central America.
tepees
Tepees
  • Movable homes used by some plains Indians that were made from animal hides stretched over long poles.
hides
Hides
  • Animal skins.
adobe
Adobe
  • Building material made of dried clay mud.