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WHI.3 (2015)

River Valley Civilaizations

TermDefinition
Fertile Cresent the geographic region between the Tigris and Euphrates River Valleys
Mesopotamia Civilization River Valley Civilization in Southwest Asia between Tigris and Euphrates River
Egyptian Civilization River Valley Civilization in Africa between the Nile River Valley to the Nile Delta
Indian Civilization River Valley Civilization in South Asia on the Indus River
Chinese Civilization River Valley Civilization in East Asia on the Huang He River
Hebrew Early Civilization that settled between Mediterranean Sea and Jordan River who had the written code of the Ten Commandments
Phoencians Early Civilization that settled along the Mediterranean Coast and increased trade along rivers and seas
Class Systems the way civilizations created social organizations based on economics, heredity or gender.
Dynasties rulers who gained the power to run a government by hereditary (birth order)
Centralized Government when the government organizes and controls all parts of the civilization
Polytheism the belief in more that one God; practiced by most early civilizations
Monotheism the belief in only one God; developed by the Hebrews
Judaism Monotheistic religion based on teachings of the Torah and Ten Commandment recorded by Abraham and Moses
Covenant agreement between two or more parties
Exile not allowing a group/person to live in thier native country ex: Hebrews
Diaspora The scattering of Jews from thier homeland in Isreal
Pictogram the earliest type of written symbols
Hieroglyphics the Egyptian style of ancient writing
Cuneiform the Sumerian style of ancient writing
Alphabet the Phoenician style of ancient writing
Sanskrit the Indian style of ancient writing
Oracle Bones Script the Chinese style of ancient writing
Created by: catherine_pace