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What does Mesopotamia mean? Land between two rivers
What rivers was Mesopotamia between? Tigris and Euphrates
What is Theocracy? Government controlled by religious leaders.
What is polytheism? belief in many gods
What is cuneiform? symbols pressed into wet clay tablets
How did people live before civilization? They were nomadic and hunters and gatherers
How did farming lead to civilization? It gave a surplus of food whuch meant others could get jobs in different areas.
What is civilization? An advanced city or culture
What are the traits of a civilization? 1. job specialization 2. government 3. culture 4. social class 5. religion 6. art and architecture 7. technology 8. public works 9. writing system
What is domesticate? training animals
What were some human environmental problems? flooding of the rivers- did not know when they would flood or how badly.
How did they solve the rivers flooding? built levees and dug irrigation ditches
What is a levee? wall of dirt that contained the flooding
What did an irrigation system do? Brought water to fields
What were some of the jobs? priests, merchants, farmers
What is the order from top to bottom of the sumerian social class? priest, city dwellers, farm workers, slaves
What did the sumerians develop? plow and wheel, city-states and cuneiform, calendars
How did they pay for items? grains, animals
What is public works? men helped repair city, work for the city to payoff burdens
What is the purpose of The Code of Hammurabi? to protect people and their property
Timeline with dates labeled left to right earliest to most recent Horizontal TimeLine
Timeline dates labeled top to bottom earliest to most recent Vertical Timeline
What is the Fertile Crescent? region where humans first began farming and herding.
What is present day Mesopotamia? Iraq
Polytheistic Belief in may gods
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