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Mesopotamia

6th history test 1

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Someone who tries to figure out what life was like in the ancient past. Archaeologist
The remains of living things (plants, animals, people), not of things that were made. Fossils
The remains of things that were man made. Artifacts
A place where archaeologists wish to explore. Site
A building where works of art or historical items are displayed for the public. Museum
Digging for artifacts. Excavating
A method used to determine the age of some living thing that has died. Carbon Dating
A trip for scientific study. Expedition
Cuts made in the earth to determine the size of an archaeological site. Trenches
An item from the past. Relic
Holes dug to determine how far down a site exists. Trial Shaft
A small shovel archaeologists use to dig. Trowel
The science of studying old items. Archaeology
An old item that was made by people of long ago. Artifact
To list and record. Catalog
The culture and society developed by a group of people. Civilization
The behavior patterns, beliefs, arts, and all other products of a particular group of people. Culture
To convert the words of one language into the words of another. Translate
Written materials. Manuscript
Early people who traveled as hunters and gathers. Nomads
Crescent-shaped land from the Mediterranean Sea to the Tigris and Euphrates River. Fertile Crescent
A region in Mesopotami Sumerian Empire
City-state in Sumer Ur
British Archaeologist Sir Charles Leonard Woolly
Sir Charles Leonard Woolley Excavated Ur in 1922 proving Abraham's people existed.
Where is Ur? Southern part of Iraq.
The Sumerian Civilization lasted this many years? 1000 years
Located in modern Iraq, in the Middle East, between the Tigris and Euphrates River. Mesopotamia
A type of writing used by ancient Mesopotamia's. Cuneiform
This is the date of the earliest cuneiform clay tablets. 3500 BC
Greek word meaning many gods. Polytheistic
The famous king that was part human and part god and the most powerful person in the kingdom. Gilgamesh
Ruled Babylonia from 1792 BC to 1750 BC. Hammurabi
Hammurabi was one of the first rulers to have this. Written set of laws.
A hill built up over the centuries. Tell
This was used as a signature. Cylinder Seal
Important crop that was used to make linen. Flax
A writing tool Stylus
Sumerian farmers may have been the first people to use this. Wheel
The most important foods of the Sumerians' diet were Fish and Bread
Scribes wrote with this. Reed stylus
The Sumerian language had over ? symbols. 600
The Sumerians were possibly the first to use a potter's wheel to make these. Clay pots
Lapis lazuli A blue stone
This rose in three levels with a shrine on top. Zigguart
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