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History Vocab Blount

All 36 words in History Unit 1 GA school system

Civilization Specialized Workers, Complex Industries, Record keeping, Advanced technology, Advanced Cities
Specialization The development of skills in a particular kind of work, such as trading or record keeping
Artisan A skilled worker, such as a potter who makes goods by hand
Institution A long-lasting pattern of organizations in a community
Scribe One of the professional record keepers in early civilization
Cuneiform Writing language for Mesopatamians/ Sumerians
Barter Trading goods without the use of money
Ziggurat A tiered, pyramid shaped structure that formed of a Sumerian temple
City-State A city and its surrounding lands, functioning as an independent political unit
Dynasty A series of rulers from a single family
Cultural diffusion The spreading of ideas and producers from one culture to another
Polytheism Belief in many gods
Empire A single unit in which a number of people or countries are controlled by a single river
Delta Marshy region formed by deposits of silt at the mouth of a river
Pharoah A king of ancient Egypt, also seen as a god by Egyptian followers
Theocracy Government run by religion and or religious beliefs
Pyramid Rectangular base and 4 triangular sides, used for ancient burial grounds of Pharaoh's
Mummification A process of embalming and drying corpses to prevent them from decaying
Hieroglyphics Writing in symbols, used for communication by the Egyptians
Papyrus A tall reed that grows in the Nile delta used by the Egyptians to make a paper like material for writing on
Subcontinent A large land mass that forms a distinct part of a continent
Monsoon A wind that shifts in direction at certain times of each year
Migration Moving from place to place based on work or occasion
Caste Priests, Warriors, Peasants of traders, and Non-Aryan laborers, or Craftsman
Reincarnation Process of which a soul is born contiuously and has complete knowledge
Created by: Chadster