Unit 7 vocab first vocab quiz

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alluvial soil

rich soil made up of sand and mud deposited by running water

Mesopotamia

Greek for "land between 2 rivers"

wadi

a streambed that is dry except during a heavy rain, in the desert

kum

term for deserts in central asia

phosphate

natural mineral containing chemical compounds often used in fertilizers

ergs

sandy, dune covered areas

regs

stony plains covered with a rocky gravel called "desert pavement"

hamada

flat sandstone plateau

oasis

small area in a desert where water and vegetation are found

pastoralism

raising of livestock

cereal

any grain such as barley, oats, or wheat, grown for food

ethnic diversity

differences among groups of people based on their origins, languages, customs, or beliefs

Ottoman Turks

built the ottoman empire, which ruled much of the eastern mediteranean world for more than 600 years

Iran

this word means "land of Aryans", about 66 million people live here/ many believe they are descendants of Aryans/

infrastructure

the basic urban necessities like streets and utilities

domesticate

to adapt plants and animalss from the wild and make them useful to people

culture hearth

center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward

cuneiform

Sumerian writing system using wedge shaped symbols pressed into clay tablets

hieroglyphs

egyptian writing system using pictures and symbols to represent words or sounds

qanat

underground canal used in water systems of ancient persians

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