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Unit 1 Ch 3 Sec 1&2

Geography of Fertile Crescent/ & Rise of Sumer

Fertile Crescent A large arc of rich or fertile farmland.
silt A mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks
irrigation a way of supplying water to and area of land.
canals human-made waterways
surplus more than they needed
division of labor The type of arrangement on which each worker specializes in a particular task or job
rural Countryside
urban city
city-state A city and all he countryside around it.
empire land with different territories and peoples under a single ruler
polytheism The worship of many gods
priest People who performed religious ceremonies
social hierarchy he division of society by rank or class
Created by: mrs.fehr