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early civilizations

egypt and mesopotamia

cuneiform from the Latin word for wedge because scribes wrote by making wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets.
cataract waterfall
money economy goods and or services are paid for through the use of coins or bills
papyrus a plant that grows along the banks of the Nile and is used to make paper-like writing material
pharoah Egyptian king
bureaucracy a system of government that includes different job functions and levels of authority
delta triangular area of marshland formed by deposits of silt at the mouth of the river
monotheistic belief in one god
barter economy exchanging one set of goods or services for another
polytheistic belief in many gods
heiroglyphics a system in which symbols or pictures represent objects, concepts or sounds
ziggurat Large, stepped platform temple dedicated to the city's chief or goddess
Tigris and Euphrates a river system found in Mesopotamia
Dikes built to increase agricultural production
River valleys early civilizations were built around these because they provided FTT (food transportation and trade)
Code of Hammurabi First set of written laws
Created by: Dcrawford