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(DMS) River Valleys

Vocabulary terms related to the geography of river valley civilizations.

QuestionAnswer
The business of farming. Agriculture
The study of human culture, past and present. Anthropology
A region in extending from Iraq and Syria which included the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Greek for "between the rivers". Mesopotamia
Areas where civilization began. Cultural Hearth
Way of life for a large group of people, such as a cities or a nation, which includes: government, religion, art & architecture, technology, system of writing, social structure, and stable food supply. Civilization
The system in which a culture is organized, controlled, and regulated. Government
A man-made system to supply water to crops and farm fields. Irrigation
Artificial waterway to allow the passage of boats or irrigation. Canals
System of writing used by the Mesopotamians. Cuneiform
One of the first organized system of laws created in Mesopotamia by a Babylonian king. Hammurabi's Code
The people of Sumer, in Mesopotamia. Sumerians
One of the characteristics of a highly civilized society this is the use of tools and other inventions for practical purposes. The Sumerian's most important invention was the wheel. Technology
Human creations intended to express beauty and convey messages. It is one of the characteristics of a highly civilized society. Art
A document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event. Primary Source
Interprets and analyzes primary sources. these sources are one or more steps removed from the event. They may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them. Secondary Source
A means of keeping records or communicating. System of Writing `
Farming resulting in surplus production. Stable Food Supply
People organizing into different groups, such as a families or clans, or ranks, such as classes. Typically based on wealth, ancestry, or job. Social Structure
A system of beliefs. Religion
The spread of culture. Cultural Diffusion
Exchange of goods. Trade
Created by: jhoward72 on 2012-09-13



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