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S.S Review*

Review for Social Studies Final

The knowledge belief, customs, and values of a group of people Culture
A prat or imprint of something that was once alive Fossil
An object created & used by humans Artifact
Is the time before there was writing Prehistory
A community of people who share a common culture Society
A mixture of fertile soil that can make ideal soil for farming Silt
A way of supplying water to an area of land Irrigation
The worship of many gods Polytheism
Long poems that tell the stories of heroes Epics
The Science of building Architecture
A pyramid shaped temple in Sumer Ziggurat
Strong rapids Cataracts
Triangle shaped area of land made of soil by a river Delta
A series of rulers from the same family Dynasty
A rich powerful person Noble
A specialty treated body wrapped in cloth for preservation Mummies
A huge triangular shaped tomb built by the Egyptians. Pyramid
Paths followed by traders Trade Routes
One of the first woman rulers, dressed as a man Queen Hatshepsut
Egyptians writing system Hieroglyphics
A stone slab inscribed with hieroglyphics Rosetta Stone
A tall, four-sided pilar that is pointed on the top Obelisk
A large landmass that is smaller than a continent Subcontinent
Seasonal wind patterns that cause wet & dry seasons Monsoons
The most important language of ancient India Sanskirt
The largest religion in India today Hinduism
The effects that good or bad actions have on a persons soul Karma
Going without food Fasting
Nirvana A state of perfect peace
The focusing of the mind on spiritual ideas Meditation
People who work to spread their beliefs Missionaries
A religion based on the teachings of the Buddha Buddhism
A shot to help heal someone Inoculation
The study of the stars & planets Astronomy
Used to predict the future Oracle Bones
People of high rank Lords
Farmers with small farms Peasants
The belief that people were bad by nature and need to be controlled Legalism
A barrier that linked earlier walls across China's northern frontier Great Wall of China
Uses the position of shadows cast by the sun to tell the time of day Sundial
The practice of serting needles through the skin at specific points to cure disease of relive pain Acupuncture
A soft bright, highly valued fabric Silk
A 4,000 mile long network of trade routes Silk Road
The Greek word for city-state Polis
A high hill Acropolis
A type of government in which people rule themselves Democracy
Rich landowners Aristocrats
People who have the right to participate in government Citizens
A leader who held power through the use of force Tyrant
A government in which only a few people have power Oligarchy
Greek like Hellenistic
Rulers with almost absolute power Dictators
People elect leaders to govern Republic
Common people Plebeians (pee-ons)
Nobles Patricians
Officials Magistrates
The two most powerful magistrates in Rome Consuls
a council of wealthy & powerful Romans that advised the city's leaders Roman Senate
To prohibit Veto
The Roman's language Latin
A method to balance power Checks and Balances
Rome's public meeting place Forum
A religion was based on the life of Jesus of Nazareth Christianity
A type of execution in which a person was nailed to a cross Crucifixion
Were religious men who lived apart from society in isolated islands Monks
Communities of monks Monasteries
The worship of one god Monotheism
Created by: JonathanT