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Mesopotamia Vocab


Mesopotamia the land between the two rivers - earliest known civilization in what is now Iraq. It is between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Fertile Crescent a large arc of rich, or fertile, farmland that Mesopotamia was part of
civilization complex society with cities, organized government, art, religion, class divisions, and a writing systems
irrigation method of bringing water to a field from another place to water crops
city-state independent state made up of a city and the surrounding land and villages
artisan skilled craftsperson
cuneiform sumerian writing system made up of wedge shaped markings
scribe people who copy manuscripts
empire group of lands under one ruler
barter/trade to exchange goods without using money
ziggurat an ancient tower in the shape of a pyramid made of mud bricks
caravan group of traveling merchants and animals
Created by: maxrodriguez