leolithic and Neolithic Ag Critical Vocabulary Artifact • An artifact can be any object made or modified by humans which then tells what those people were like. Agriculture The raising of domesticated animals and plants to provide a steady supply of food. (i.e.: farming) Agricultural Revolution When a civilization recognized the ability to stay in one place and survive from the planted ground. As a result we see…. • Growth of the family • Towns and cities • Domesticated animals • New technology BC/AD Timeline A graphic organizer or outline that illustrates events in chronological order. Domestication Domestication is the taming of a population of animals or plants that become accustomed to an environment such as a farm. Hunter-Gatherer A hunter-gatherer society is one whose primary method for survival involves the gathering of edible plants and the hunting of animals from the wild. Nomads Nomads are people who travel around from place to place without having a permanent place to live. Pre-historic people In ancient history, these are the people who lived before written records. These people were referred to as hunter/gatherers, nomads and cavemen Natural Resources •Water •Trees •Air •Coal •Natural Gas •Land •Petroleum Settlement • Settlements are the places where people settled to build permanent homes. This was the beginning of villages and towns and “urban development.” Technology •The tools that we use to make life easier.