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JLC SS Ch 2 Voc

JLC SS 6th Grade Ch 2 Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
cuneiform wedge shaped writing used by people of Mesopotamia
conquer to defeat someone or group and make them part of your group
polytheism the worship of many gods and goddesses
monotheism the worship of one God
scribe a professional writer - person who was taught how to read and write
plateau an area of high, flat land
fertile an area that has soil which is good for growing crops
irrigation the bringing of water from the river to the fields to water the crops
ziggurat an impressive temple structure with a series of stacked rectangular platforms that form a pyramid shaped structure
empire a large territory under the control of a single ruler
Judaism the religion of the Hebrew people
covenant another name for an agreement
city-state a city with its own form of government, villages and traditions.
society an organized community with established rules and traditions
barter the exchange of goods and services for other goods and services
civilization a group of people who live in a complex organized socieity with cities, trade, social divisions, religion, government and writing system
artisan a craftsperson
dynasty a ruling family
descendent people who are born into the same family
region an area on Earth with common physical features
slavery the practice of one person owning another
plain an area of flat land
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