Social Studies-Mesopotamia

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  1. a high level of society with 5 main characteristics
    -artistic
    -economics
    -political
    -intellectual
    -religion
    civilization
  2. people who adapted to their environment and invented tools to survive (hunters-gatherers)
    paleolithic
  3. people started farming, building communities, producing goods, and trading
    neolithic
  4. "Land between Rivers"
    -best farmland is a narrow strip of land between Euphrates and Tigis Rivers.
    -today is Iraq region
    Mesopotamia
  5. Large area making an arch from the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf
    fertile cresent
  6. sumerian city that had its own government and was not part of any larger unit
    city state
  7. large temple, top considered holy place, surrounding= palace's and royal storehouses
    ziggurat
  8. writing form that the Sumer people developed - contained 600+ wedge shaped marks
    cuneiform
  9. Babylon's greatest king
    "Code of Laws" - 282 brutal laws "eye for an eye, and tooth for a tooth"
    hammurabi
  10. the first civilization to arise in Mesopotamia
    Sumerians
  11. Sumerians pumped water (irrigated) from the rivers to water their crops
    irrigate
  12. an instrument used to make impressions on clay tablets (Babylonian writing)
    stylus
  13. the cruelest people to ever rule Mesopotamia
    Assyrian
  14. a stone shaped by a sharp-edged hand tool
    chiseled
  15. people who study artifacts and fossils to learn about the past
    archaeologist

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