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Paleo-Neo Mesopotami

Early Human Vocabulary and Mesopotamia

TermDefinition
nomadic of, relating to, a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the pasturage or food supply.
resources a source of supply, support, or aid, especially one that can be readily drawn upon when needed.
fertile bearing, producing, or capable of producing vegetation, crops, etc., abundantly; prolific: fertile soil.
polytheism the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods.
revolution an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
domesticate to convert (animals, plants, etc.) to domestic uses; tame.
divine of or relating to a god, especially the Supreme Being.
innovation something new or different introduced
archaeologist a specialist in archaeology, the scientific study of prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, etc.
anthropologist a person who studies the science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.
fossil any remains, impression, or trace of a living thing of a former geologic age, as a skeleton, footprint, etc.
hominid any of the modern or extinct bipedal primates of the family Hominidae, including all species of the genera Homo and Australopithecus
metallurgy the technique or science of working or heating metals so as to give them certain desired shapes or properties
consensus a general agreement.
barter exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money
define to explain the meaning of (a word, phrase, etc.) : to show or describe (someone or something) clearly and completely. : to show the shape, outline, or edge of (something) very clearly.
excavate make (a hole or channel) by digging. remove earth carefully and systematically from (an area) in order to find buried remains.
achievement a thing done successfully, typically by effort, courage, or skill.
indigenous originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native
adaptation a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.
diverse showing a great deal of variety; very different.
migration movement from one part of something to another
domestication the process of taming an animal and keeping it as a pet or on a farm.
topography the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area.
vegetation plants considered collectively, especially those found in a particular area or habitat.
Cuneiform early writing of the Mesopotamians
Astrology Star readings
Horoscope Star predictions
Fertile Crescent Place of first civilization
city-state first settlements with rules
lugal leader of the city-state
polytheistic believing in many gods
scribes writers of cuneiform
stela large rock with laws carved on it
Epic of Gilgames story of travel and defeat
Ziggurats buildings of worship of gods and goddesses in Mesopotamia
Created by: darditti
 

 



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