Global History unit 1 section 1

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persons who move from place to place in search of food

cultural diffusion

the exchange of ideas, customs, goods, and technologies among cultures


the period of human culture characterized by the development of a system of settled agriculture, also called the New Stone Age


tools and skills people use to meet their basic needs


community characterized by elements such as a system of writing, development of social classes, and cities


believing in many gods


ruler of ancient Egypt

Fertile Crescent

a crescent-shaped region in Egypt, created by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, with rich farmland


pyramid-like structures built by the Sumerians; housed shrines for a particular city's chief god or goddess


wedge-shaped writing formed by pressing a penlike instrument into clay


group of states or territories governed by one ruler

Code of Hammurabi

a set of laws established by the Babylonian ruler; first major collection of laws in history

Middle Kingdom

traditional name for Chinese civilization, so-called because the Chinese believed China was the center of the earth


ruling family

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