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Social Studies 6th

How did people learn about the Iceman? By studying his tools, cloths, body, and food he ate.
Domesticate (animals).... To tame animals and breed them for human use.
Prehistory means.... The time before history (fire)
What were the needs for developing the first settlement/village? Water, fertile soil, and workers.
The stone age is.... A period during which hominids, including modern humans, made lasting tools from stone.
How did hunter-gatherers live? They lived in the wild, build their own shelter, made their own clothes, and ate roots, fruit, leaves and nuts.
In the New Stone Age, what happened as a result of surplus food? They could live in one place, could have different jobs, and soon each settlement grew into a city ect.
History is.... The written and other recorded events of people.
Artisan is.... A worker who is especially skilled at crafting.
Irrigation is.... Supplying land with water through a network of canals.
Nomad is.... A person who has no settled home.
Myth is.... A traditional story sometimes tells a legend that explains peoples beliefs
Cuneiform is.... In Mesopotamia, people eventually combined symbols into a script.
Famine is.... Where often many people starve
Caravan is.... A group of travelers journeying together
Delta is.... A plain at the mouth of a river.
A life after death is.... Afterlife
Fine soil found on the river bottom is called.... Silt
Who scientist who studies the stars and other objects in the sky and predicts floods of the Nile Astronomer
Someone who rules for a child is.... Regent
Where were cities most likely to develop? Cities would develop in areas where rich soil created large surpluses of food.
What are two beliefs and practices? Afterlife and building pyramids.
Where was an important center of trade located between cites of the south and north? Babylon
Why was Hammurabi's Code so significant? For the first time laws were written down.
What two rivers are in Mesopotamia? Tigres and Euphrates
What does pre- mean? Before
The ancient Egyptian civilization began on the banks of the Nile River because.... The regular flooding resulted in rich soil for farming.
Almost all of human prehistory took place during the.... Old Stone Age
What is the main difference between the Old Stone Age and New Stone Age? The Beginning of Farming
How did the Old Stone Age people get their food? By hunting and gathering as they are hunter gatherers
What is one way farming changed the way early people lived? They settled in one place.
How did rapid population happen? Having surplus food
Having a dependable source of water enabled some farming settlements.... To develop into cities.
The belief in many gods is.... Polytheism
An Empire is.... Many territories and people who are controlled by one government.
The belief in one god is.... Monotheism
A myth is a.... Traditional story
An alphabet is.... Symbols for writing that represent sounds.
Why did civilization develop in the Fertile Crescent? The rivers there created very rich farmland.
Cities in Sumer remained politically independent and.... They developed into separate city-state.
In 612 B.C., the Medes and Chaldeans joined forces to.... Destroy the Assyrian Empire.
What did the Phoenician alphabet make it easier to do? Read and Write
What is the main event in the history of the Israelites? The settlement of Canaan.
What makes the Israelites so unique among other ancient people? They worshipped one god.
Why did Phoenicia become thriving and wealthy region? They sold valuable wood and dyed cloth to neighbors.
Each Mesopotamian city-state has its own what? god or goddess
Where did writing first develop? Mesopotamia
What was an advantage the Phoenician alphabet had? It was simpler than cuneiform.
What did the Babylonians and Israelites have in common? They both lived according to a code of law.
Pharaoh is.... A powerful Egyptian ruler
Where a Egyptian ruler is often buried.... A pyramid.
Dynasty is.... A series of rulers from the same family.
Papyrus is.... An early form of paper.
Who did the Egyptian pharaohs rule? All Egyptians.
Toward the end of the Old Kingdom, the government became.... Weak and divided.
How did religion play an important part in the Egyptians lives? By explaining natural events to the people.
In ancient Egypt, most people were in the social class of.... Peasants
Astronomers can also.... Predict flooding
What appeared in Nubia around 6000 B.C. Hunting and fishing communities
What is the greatest achievement of Menes? Uniting Upper and Lower Egypt
What is a very important religious practice in Egypt? Preparing the dead for the afterlife.
When were the lives of peasants greatly influenced? The planting season
How did the Egyptians keep track of the kingdom's growing wealth? Using hieroglyphs.
Created by: JenRH