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Mesopotamia: Terms

Unit 2 Test

Silt -a mixture of soil and tiny rocks
Dam -a barrier preventing the flow of water
Irrigation -a way of supplying water to an area of land
Surplus -more than what is needed
Rural -countryside
Urban -city
Empire -land with different territories and people under a single rule
Wheel -a disk or circular frame turning on a center point
City-State -a city and all countryside around it
Scribe -writter
Pictographs -picture symbols
Epics -long poems that tell the stories of heros
Cuneiform -the world's first system of writing
Architecture -the science of building
Ziggurat -a pyramiad shaped temple tower
Alphabet -a set of letters that can be combined to form words
Chariot -a wheeled horse-drawn cart used in battle
Code of Law -a set of written laws
Priests -people who preformed religious ceromonies
Polytheism -the worship of many gods
Social Hierachy -the division of society by rank or class
Monarch -a ruler of a kindgom or empire
Plow -a tool used for tilling, and turning, the soil for planting
Stylus -a sharp, pointed tool
Division of Labor -the type of arrangement in which each worker specializes in a particular task or job
Aqueducts -pipes or channels used to carry water
Canals -human made waterways
Fertile Crescent -a larger arc of rich, or fertile, farmland
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