The Ancient World Chapter 1

The Ancient World Chapter 1

sculpture
three dimensional work of art, statue
ritual
relating to a ceremony such as a religious ceremony
geography
The physical features of an area
artifact
An object made or used by people in the past
archaeologist
A person who studies the past based on what people have left behind.
anthropologist
A scientist who studies human development and culture
hypothesis
An educated guess based on facts
prehistoric
Before written history
geographer
The study of natural features of earth water, land forms, and plants.
observation
looking at something, noticing
historian
People who record the past and study written records
ancient history
concerns of the distant past
cave paintings
early paintings from prehistoric people
engraving
carving materials to produce design
wooly mammoth
prehistoric elephant
hypothesis
..A hypothesis is something more than a wild guess – it’s an educated guess.