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Mesopotamia Vocab

Social Studies

Artisan A craftsperson, such as a potter or a weaver
City-State A city that is an individual unit, complete with its own form of government and tradition
Civilization A group of people who have a complex and organized society within a culture
Conquer To defeat
Cuneiform Wedge-shaped writing formed in wet clay
Dynasty A ruling family
Empire A large territory of many places all under one ruler
Fertile Rich soil, which is good for farming
Irrigation A method of watering crops
Plain An area of flat land
Polytheism The worship of many gods
Region An area on earth with common physical features
Scribe A professional writer
Society An organized community with established rules and tradition
Ziggurat A huge pyramid-shaped structure consisting of a series or stacked, rectangular platforms.
Conquest The defeat of another group
Covenant An agreement one makes to another
Descendant People who are born later in the same family
Monotheism The worship of one god
Synagogue A Jewish house of worship
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