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Land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers Mesopotamia
river in Mesopotamia ( right) Tigris
river in Mesopotamia (left) Euphrates
first civilization in southern Mesopotamia Sumer
two supply land with water irrigration
what is an earthen dam (prevents floods) levee
fine particles in water silt
city that is like an independent country city state
An area of high, elevated flat land (North) plateau
An area of low, flat land (south) plain
a man made lake, made to hold water for future use reservoir
Mesopotamia is also called the _______ _______ because it has good land for farming fertile cresent
If you wanted to visit Mesopotamia today, what country would you be in? Iraq
what does the word "Mesopotamia" mean Land between the rivers
What are the two rivers that flow through Mesopotamia? Tigris and Euphrates
What are the four geographic problems/challenges the people in Mesopotamia faced: ~Uncontrolled water supply ~ food shortages ~ attacks by neighbors ~ silt clogs
what was the solution to food shortages moved to the plains of sumer
what was the solution to droughts or (uncontrolled water supply) 1. irrigation 2. levee's 3. reservoirs
what was the solution for silt clogs cooperate to maintain the canals
what was the solution for attacks by neighbors 1. walls 2. army 3. moats
Where did the first people to arrive in Mesopotamia get their food from? hunting and gathering
The first people to arrive in Mesopotamia later realized that they could ____ and ____ wheat harvest and plant
a society marked by the arts, sciences, government, trade, cities, religion, and education civilization
the way the jobs in a society are organized social structure
the use of tools and inventions for practical purposes technology
a person who buys and sells goods merchant
craftsperson artisan
a person who is able to write scribe
temple at the middle of a Sumerian city state ziggurat
common beliefs and ideas of a society culture
the name for ancient Sumerian writing cuneiform
image that stands for a word or idea pictograph
a writing instrument, like a sharpened reed or pencil stylus
where the Sumerians got their water supply for crops Tigris and Euphrates
what the Sumerians would leave in the temple to please the gods prayer statues
a school for scribes in sumer Eduba
an ancient hand held harp lyre
long poem about a hero epic
a name for a Sumerian king ensi
what you were if you were captured in war or owed a debt slave
Region in the Fertile Crescent where the first civilization began Mesopotamia
where the first people settled in the Fertile Crescent Zagros mountains
most important job that makes a civilization possible farming
three inventions used by the Sumerians for their crops irrigation, leeve's, reservoir
three technological inventions of the Sumerians plow, wheel, and arch
whats the most important thing the Sumerian gods control nature
what a bad student in ancient Sumer received in school and at home beatings
the second most important Sumerian job (after the king) priest
the little building on the very top of a Sumerian temple shrine
the geographical name for the region of Ancient Sumer plain
the geographical name for Iraq plateau
Sumerian traders would exchange _____ for the things they wanted grain
the Sumerians traded ________, any kind of woven or knitted fabric textiles
a place where different civilizations meet to exchange goods is called a _______ trade center
canvas boats were called _______ guffa's
clay token the Sumerians used for trade bulla
mountains in the North Taurus mountains
mountains in the South Zagros mountains
where do the Tigris and Euphrates rivers flow Persian Gulf
Where did Sumer developed Plain
In the Neolithic age people learned how to _____ and _____ animals farm and domesticate
Created by: PaigeHeppard
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