what rivers passed through the Fertile Crescent?
Tigris and euphrates
what the ancient Greeks called the land between the Tigris and Euphrates
what does Mesopotamia mean?
land between the river
where do the Tigris and the Euphrates empty?
loose soil carried by water
when was the flood season in Mesopotamia?
when was the drought season in Mesopotamia?
spring and summer
period of time without rain
what technology helped address the problem of drought?
levee and irrigation
wall that keeps water in the river bank
canals to bring water to crops
what was in the Mesopotamian diet?
herbs, fruit, beans,vegetables
what happened when the forests that stretched from the Mediterranean to Persian gulf was cut down?
wearing away of soil due to wind or water
how did Mesopotamian farmers alter the land?
dug Canals, made levees, cut down trees