Account A record or description of past events.
Archaeology The study of pre-historic people and their culture.
Banished Forced to leave a place as a punishment.
Colonialist Someone who believes in colonialism, which is the use of a weaker country's resources by a stronger country to make itself stronger.
Coral reefs A ridge close to the surface of the sea that is made up of the skeletons of small sea creatures.
Custom An activity or action that has been established for a long time.
Democracy A political system where the citizens of a country choose their representatives by voting.
Ecosystem A group of different elements or organisms that make up a community that interacts with its environment.
Endangered In danger of being extinct.
Epic poems Long, story-like poems about a person or events.
Excavated Opened up by digging.
Exiled Forced to leave a place as punishment.
Fossil The remains or impression of a plant or animal that has been excavated from the ground.
Generation All people who are roughly the same age or who are living at the same time.
Hectare An area of 10 000 square metres.
Hominid Humans and human-like creatures.
Iron-age A period after the bronze-age where iron tools and weapons were used.
Lepers People who have leprosy, which is an infectious disease that affects the nerves.
Lime A chemical substance that burns flesh. It is obtained from heating limestone.
Lush When something is present in great amounts.
Marsh A wet area between land and water with grassy plants.
Microfauna Very small animals.
Oppression Being kept down by unfair use of authority or force or leaving a place willingly because of disagreement.
Practice Something that is done regularly or as a habit.
Pre-historic Something that existed before history was recorded.
Prospector Someone who explores an area for mineral deposits.
Reciting Give a verbal repetition of a poem that has been memorised.
Stone-age The earliest known period of human culture. It is called the stone-age because these people used stone tools.
Tradition Customs and beliefs that are handed down from generation to generation.

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