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UNIT 4: Agricultural and Urban Revolutions

UNIT AUDIO GLOSSARY

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Anyang Audio Pronunciation of Anyang
Shang dynasty capital and site of major archaeological excavations.

Çatalhöyük Audio Pronunciation of Çatalhöyük
Early settlement in modern-day Turkey, circa 7000 BCE.

Chavin de Huantar Audio Pronunciation of Chavin de Huantar
Early Andean city state from about 1000 to 100 BCE.

Chi Wara Audio Pronunciation of Chi Wara
A legendary farming antelope who taught Bamana ancestors to farm and is honored with a ritual dance.

ethnoarchaeology Audio Pronunciation of ethnoarchaeology
Study of contemporary communities along with the archaeological sites that surround them.

ethnobotanist Audio Pronunciation of ethnobotanist
Social scientist who studies historical and contemporary plant use.

Mehrgarh Audio Pronunciation of Mehrgarh
Archaeological site of early agricultural settlement in South Asia, on the Kachi Plain of modern Pakistan.

neolithic Audio Pronunciation of neolithic
Describing the time period from 8000 BCE to 3000 BCE when humans formed settled agricultural communities.

pyrotechnology Audio Pronunciation of pyrotechnology
Any technology that uses fire, such as metallurgy or pottery making.

sedentism Audio Pronunciation of sedentism
System of settled human groups living in a permanent settlement.

Shang Audio Pronunciation of Shang
First Chinese dynasty, eighteenth to eleventh centuries BCE .

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