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31-32 Mesopotamia

Social Studies

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SWAGSTR (SW) Stable food supply-Mesopotamians planted there own food in their fields so no matter what they would have food. Writing- Mesopotamia used a writing form cald Cunneiform to talk to one another
SWAGSTR (AG) Arts-Mesopotamians sculpted pictures out of clay for there king. At the top of Hammurabi code there is a sculptor of him with a god Government- Mesopotamians were a monarchy they were ruled by kings. exp Hammurabi, Nebacadrezzar
SWAGSTR (STR) Social Structure- Hammurabi was a king and had less rights. Unlike other Mesopotamians. Technology- Mesopotamians had canals, leeves, cloths,writing wedges, clay tablets. Religion- Mesopotamians were polytheistic they belived in multiple gods.
What are the 4 promblems Mesopotamians had to solve in order for their permanent settlement to succeed? 1) There were not enough food that could be produced in the Zagroos Mountains there was to many people to support and they ran out of farm land so they moved to the foothills and onto the plains
What are the 4 promblems Mesopotamians had to solve in order for their permanent settlement to succeed? 2) uncontrollable water supply 3/4 of the year droughts and the 1/4 they had floods so the Sumerians created irrigation systems with leeves, canals,dams,reservoirs.
What are the 4 promblems Mesopotamians had to solve in order for their permanent settlement to succeed? 3) the irrigation system had to be maintained the silt kept clogging the canals and prevented the water from getting through so the people were forced to work together as they worked together they formed larger communities.
What are the 4 promblems Mesopotamians had to solve in order for their permanent settlement to succeed? 4) the cities fought over the right to use water so the Sumerians build walls and moats aroung cities forming the first City-States
Created by: keisinger