History 105 Chapter 1 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Aborigines
Native inhabitants to an area of land
Fertile Crescent
Runs through southwest asia, crescent shaped belt richly supplied with wild plants and animals
Hominid
Human ancestors
Hominin
Distinguished from hominid's by their much larger brains
Homo sapiens
The earliest form of the modern human species
Matriarchy
Women are in charge of the society, they have all the power
Matrilineal
Primary form of descent from family to family, and that family property passed along the female line
Neanderthal
an extinct species of human that was widely distributed in ice-age
Neolithic
New stone age
Paleolithic
Old stone age
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