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Mesopotamia 1-6

Drought A LONG period of time with little to no rain which can cause food shortages -To combat droughts in their new homeland between the rivers, Sumerians created an irrigation system.
Famine A time where there is extremely little or no food. -While living in the foothills the mesopotamians had a famine after they exceeded their carrying capacity.
Surplus An extra amount of resources often used for trading -After moving between the two rivers the Mesopotamians had a surplus of farm land.
Barter To trade for what people want/need - The Mesopotamians bartered with each other for food.
City-state An important innovation that allowed people to work together to meet basic needs. - A city-state was created to solve the problem of cities fighting over water.
Ziggurat An object invented to serve as temples to honor the gods and goddesses. -The Sumerians worshiped the gods with a Ziggurat.
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