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Unit 1 WH Vocabulary

Key Unit Vocabulary for World History (NC)

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Who were the Sumerians? a member of the indigenous non-Semitic people of ancient Babylonia.
Neolithic Revolution was the world's first historically verifiable revolution in agriculture.
Code of Hammurabi Babylonian law code, dating back to about 1772 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world.
Polytheistic worshipping or believing in more than one god
Monotheistic relating to or characterized by the belief that there is only one God.
Cuneiform denoting or relating to the wedge-shaped characters used in the ancient writing systems of Mesopotamia, Persia, and Ugarit, surviving mainly impressed on clay tablets.
Ziggurat a rectangular stepped tower, sometimes surmounted by a temple.
Irrigation the watering of land by artificial means to foster plant growth
Mathematics the science of numbers, quantities, and shapes and the relations between them
Codify to reduce to a code
Democracy government by the people; especially : rule of the majority
Astronomy the scientific study of stars, planets, and other objects in outer space
Hierarchy a system in which people or things are placed in a series of levels with different importance or status
Bureaucracy a large group of people who are involved in running a government but who are not elected
Culture the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time
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