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River Valley Civiliz

Global words for Unit 2

prehistoric time period in which early people used stone tools, weapons and were nomadic Paleolithic (adjective)
people who moved from place to place Nomad (noun)
describes the period of time in which people began to practice agriculture and to live in permanent settlements Neolithic (adjective)
the exchange of ideas, customs and goods between cultures cultural diffusion (noun)
a crescent shaped region of good farmland near the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers fertile crescent (noun)
belief in many gods polytheistic (adjective)
land that is good for growing crops (wheat, rice, corn...) arable (adjective)
a system of writing with wedge shaped symbols invented by the Sumerians around 3000 BCE cuneiform (noun)
a set of 282 written laws written by King Hammurabi; rules/laws for members of Babylon's society Code of Hammurabi (noun)
tiered, pyramid-shaped structure that served as an ancient Sumerian temple in Mesopotamia ziggurat (noun)
the Nile River overflowed every summer - this helped farmers grow lots of wheat and barley predictable flooding (noun)
Egyptian farmers used a shaduf, canals or basins to water their farmland irrigation (noun)
a system of writing the Egyptians developed. Scribes used pictures as they wrote on papyrus. hieroglyphics
How did the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers flood in Mespotamia? unpredictably
How did Sumerians use clay baked in the hot sun in Mespotamia? Sumerians built walls around their villages and used clay tablets for writing cuneiform.
the Harrapan Civilization developed near the ____ River. Indus River
Seasonal winds from the Indus River Valley were called___. Monsoons
The Huang He and Yangtze were two rivers in _____ that produced fertile soil for Farming. China
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