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Unit Mesaopotamia

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 a part of.
Civilization Complex society with cities, organized government, art, religion, class divisions, and a writing system.
Irrigation Method of bringing water to a field from one place to another to water crops.
City-state Independent state made up of a city and the surrounding land and villages.
Artisan Skilled craftsperson.
Cuneiform Sumerian writeing system made up of wedge shape markings.
Scribe People who copy manuscripts
Empire Groups of land under one ruler.
Barter/trade To exchange goods without using money
Ziggurat An ancient tower in the the shape of a pyramid made of mud bricks
Caravan Group of traveling merchants and animals.
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