Early River Civilizations and the Enviroment

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Lesson 3 and 4 6-1.3

Shatt al Arab

the point where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers join
Flows to Persian Gulf

Cradle of Civilization

The land between the two Rivers

Mesopotamia

the land between the Tigris and Euphrates

Continued: Lesson 4

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Sumer

A region of city-states in Mesopotamia that was home to the first civilization.

City-States

A nation of linked villages or cities

Law Codes

Rules by which people had to live

Peasants

Slaves

Stylus

A piece of reed used for writing

Cuneiform

Symbols and Script instead of Pictures

Ziggurat

Pyramid-shaped Tower

Code of Hammurabi

The most progressive set of laws of the era

Hierarchy

Level of Power

Pyramids

monumental architecture, from Ancient Egypt; used as burial sites for pharaohs.

Harrapan

Another name for the Indus civilization

Artisans

Skilled Craftspeople

Lesson 3 words

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Silt

Small Particles of soil or rock

nilometer

lines that are used to predict the level of the water when the Nile flood

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