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SS Statement TWO

Eastern Civilizations

civilization a society with cities, a government, workers who specialize in certain jobs, social classes, religion, technologies, agriculture practices and products all characterized by writing, art and the development of culture
geography the physical characteristics, especially the surface features of an area, landforms
government form or system of rule by which a community, city, state, or nation is governed
economy deals with the production of goods, trading of goods and services, and distribution of wealth
social structure the organization of groups of people in a society and the relationships between these groups, often represented by a pyramid
agriculture farming, including growing crops and raising livestock
culture people's learned behavior and ways of life, including their language, beliefs, customs, and practices
enduring influence long term effects; impact can be seen many years, decade, or centuries later
irrigation creation of man-made waterways to carry water from rivers to fields to assist in the growing of crops
religion a set of beliefs about the nature of the universe, the existence of God or several gods, the meaning of life, and moral codes of behavior
technology any way of putting knowledge to practical use to make something or solve a problem
trade buying, selling, or exchanging goods within a country or between countries
river valleys provided sources of water, habitat for plants and animals, means of transportation, protection from invasions, and access to natural resources
crop surpluses crops or grain above what is used or needed
landforms rivers, valleys, deserts, and mountains, etc.
annual flooding during early civilizations this replenished the soil by dumping nutrient rich silt onto the banks of the rivers
politics govenment