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Mesopotamia Vocabulary

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  • Q1
    Rivers that ran through Mesopotamia, between them, was an area known as the Fertile Crescent.
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    Tigris-Euphrates Rivers
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    An area of land between the Tigris and the Euphrates River in the area of modern day Iraq (Mesopotamia) in the shape of an arc (crescent) that is good for agriculture.
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    Fertile Crescent
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    A geographic region that includes a majority of Western Asia & Egypt; Modern day Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Palestine, & Egypt.
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    Middle East
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    A mixture of fertile soil and tiny rocks that can make land ideal for farming
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    silt
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    A way of supplying water to an area of land using canals, dams, and waterwheels.
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    irrigation
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    A group of ancient city-states in southern Mesopotamia; the earliest civilization in Mesopotamia.
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    Sumer
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    A city with political and economic control over the surrounding countryside
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    city-state
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    An ancient city of Mesopotamia known for its wealth and luxury
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    Babylon
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    A civilization in the area of present day Lebanon near Mesopotamia, creators of the first alphabetic writing system
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    Phoenicia
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    The division of the people in a society by rank or class.
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    social hierarchy
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    a network of roads along which traders traveled
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    trade route
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    "the land between the rivers"; an early civilization between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
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    Mesopotamia
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  • Q13
    More food than as needed by a person.
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    surplus
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    Mesopotamia is called this because the earliest people and cultures were located here
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    Cradle of Civilization
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    the type of arrangement in which each worker specializes in a particular task or job
    division (specialization) of labor
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  • Q16
    Belief in more than one god
    polytheism
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    temples built by Sumerians to honor the gods and goddesses they worshiped
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    ziggurats
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    A form of writing that uses groups of wedges and lines. It originated in Mesopotamia.
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    cuneiform
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  • Q19
    The earliest form of writing in which pictures represented word or ideas
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    pictograms
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  • Q20
    A person who writes
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    scribe
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