Early Humans- Unit 1

Decade
10 years of time.
It can refer to a specific set of 10 years like:
“the fifties” (1950-1959)
Century
100 years of time.
It can refer to a specific set of 100 years like:
“the 19th century”(1800-1899)
Millennium
1000 years of time.
It can refer to a specific set of 1000 years like:
“the second millennium” (1000-2000)
C.E.
Common Era.
It means the time from the year 0 until our current year.
B.C.E.
Before Common Era.
It means everything that happened before the year zero.
What decade is 1930-1939?
The thirites (’30s)
What decade is 1990-1999?
The nineties (’90s)
What century is 1800-1899?
The nineteenth (19th) century.
What century is 2000-2099?
The twenty-first (21st) century
Archaeologist
(noun) A scientist who digs in the earth, uncovers (excavates) remains and examines the objects to learn about ancient human societies and cultures.
Botanist
A person who studies ancient pollen found in soil and rocks. The can describe types of vegetation (plants)
and tell if they were wild or farmed (cultivated)
vegetation
plants
cultivated
farmed
excavate
(verb) To uncover from the earth by digging or brushing off dirt or dust
Chemist
(noun) A person who can figure out, or determine, how old ancient objects are. They can also determine the types of materials (wood, stone, clay…) ancient people used in their daily lives.
Geologist
(noun) A person who can describe and explain the changes in the earth’s surface that or happen over time.
They can figure out what material the rock is made from and explain how it was formed (made).
They can follow the path that stones take to move from one place to another.
Linguist
(noun) A person who studies language.
They compare ancient (old) languages to look for similarities between them and they translate ancient writings.
Paleoanthropologist
(PAY-LEE-OH-AN-THROW-POL-OH-JIST)
(noun)A person who studies the way that the human body and culture has developed (grown & changed) over time.
They examine bodies and fossilized (turned to stone) imprints.

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