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Mesopotamia part 1

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Mesopotamia An ancient land, now the modern country of Iraq, that held several great civilizations. (such as the Sumerians & the Babylonians)
city-states a central city and its surrounding area/countryside.
scribe a person whose job was to copy written records by hand.
cuneiform the first form of writing, developed by the Sumerians.
polytheism the belief in many gods, like the people of ancient Mesopotamia. This was their way of explaining things they didn’t yet understand.
Tigris rivers the people settled along in ancient Mesopotamia.
Euphrates rivers the people settled along in ancient Mesopotamia.
ziggurat a temple built in ancient Mesopotamia (for worship).
Paleolithic Known as “old stone age”, the time when people were more nomadic and had to hunt for food to live
Neolithic Known as the "new stone age"; The time when people began to grow their own food and to settle down into organized communities.
domesticate To tame an animal &/or to raise plants for food
latitude imaginary lines running across on the globe; locate distances north and south of the equator.
longitude imaginary lines that run up and down on the globe. These measure distances east and west of the prime meridian.
Created by: cindylorish