AP World History Summer Vocab

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Polytheism A religion that worships and believes in multiple gods (Ex. Greek Mythology & Hinduism)
Pastoral Society (Pastoralism) The practice of herding as the primary economic activity of a society
Hunting and Gathering An early society where people hunted wild animals and gathered wild plants for food
Patriarchal Of, relating to, or a characteristic of a system/society/government controlled by men
Neolithic Revolution Introduction of agriculture, domestication of animals, and a more sedentary life in the later part of the Stone Age
Syncretism (as it relates to religion) The amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or thoughts
Cultural Diffusion The spreading out of culture, culture traits, or a cultural pattern from a central point
Slavery The practice or system of owning slaves
Monotheism A type of religion that only worships one God (Ex. Christianity)
Metallurgy The technique/science of working or heating metals to give them certain desired shapes or properties
Social Stratification A system by which a society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy
Independent Innovation Cultures or societies that invented something (ex. agriculture) for themselves showing originality (opposite of cultural diffusion
Sedentary Agriculture The agricultural farm or field stays in the same location
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