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fertile crescent an area of rich farmland in southwest asia where the first civilizations began
silt a mixture of fertile soil and tiny rocks that can make land ideal for farming
irrigation a way of supplying water to an area of land
canal a human made waterway
surplus more of something than is needed
division of labor an arrangement in which each worker specializes in a particular task or job
rural a countryside area
urban a city area
city state a political unit consisting of a city and its surrounding country side
empire land with different territories and peoples under a single rule
polytheism the worship of many gods
priest a person who performs religious ceremonies
social hierarchy the division of society by rank or class
cuneiform the worlds first system of writing developed in sumer
pictograph a picture symbol
scribe a writer
epics long pomes that tell the stories of heroes
architecture the science of building
ziggurat a pyramid shaped temple in sumer
alphabet a set of letters that can be combined to form words
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