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what is prehistory
The peroid of time before the invention of righting.
What is a civilizatation?
- A number of soceities with shared territorys,
- institutions and culture.
what does polytheistic mean?
Worshiping many gods
what does inherited mean?
passed down from one generation to the next.
what does sanction mean?
A punishment of crime
what does sedentarization mean?
settling down into a village
what does nomadic mean?
A hunting and gathering way of life where a person moves according to their food source
What is a Lapis-Lazulii?
Blue semi-preicious stone that crafts people used to make works of art
what is a ziggurat?
A multi storied sacred temple
What is cuneiform?
First form of writing
What are slaves?
Prisners of war or free men repaying their debts,slaves have no wages/no rights
What is a scribe?
A person that studies how to read and right
What is the Cadastre of Dunghi?
A document that indicates the plan for the city's development,property ownership & taxation
What is a plimpton tablet?
A mathmatical application
Who is Hammurabi?
The king of babylon who created the code of hammurabi,based upon the values common to mesopotamians.
who is gligamesh?
A mythological hero who was two parts god one part human
What is a calamus?
A writing tool made of a reed stern with a triangular end to right on clay.
What is a stele?
- A stone Bering an engravement inscription
- ex:stele of Mesha/code of Hammurabi
What is a surplus of food?
From agriculture,favorable conditions allowed for an abundance of food-food surpluses means that they had food to store for future purposes.
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