A skilled worker who practices a trade, such as jewelry making, ceramics, or sculpture.
To adapt wild plants for human use; to tame wild animals and breed them for human use.
Many territories and people controlled by one government.
A time that there is so little food that any people starve.
Rich soil; wet; good for crops; full of nutrients
the written and other recorded events of people.
A method of supplying land with water through network of canals.
Belief in one god.
A traditional story; in some cultures a legend that explains people's beliefs.
A person with no permanent home, who move from place to place in search of food,water.
Stories passed down through generations by word of mouth.
Belief in many gods.
Before writing; the events in the period of time before writing was invented.
What are some of the reasons Scientists studied the Iceman's clothing, tools, and body?
To find out more about his culture, ways of life, area he lived in, and how he died.
How did people in the Old stone age get their food?
They were nomads.
In the New Stone Age people for the first time began to do what?
What brought the world to the history era from prehistory?
What was the most important need in the New Stone Age?
Fire, food, water, and tools.
What is the major difference between the Old and New Stone Age?
Farming and fire.
How did farming change the way early people lived?
They could stay in one place.
Why did civilization develop in the Fertile Crescent?
The soil was rich and easy to farm.
Why did Babylon become an important center of trade?
Babylon's location made it a crossroad of trade.
What was significant of Hammurabi's Code?
It was the first organized set of laws written down.
How did the Phoenician alphabet make the world an easier place to live in?
It was easy to learn and simplified trade.
What is the major event in the history of the Israelites?
What were the Israelites known for that made them unique?
Why did Phoenicia become a thriving and wealthy region?
They made purple dye from snails.
Between what two rivers was Mesopotamia located?
Tigris and Euphrates.
What made Babylon a crossroad of trade?
Who were the Assyrians conquered by?
Meles and Chaldeans.
Where did writing first develop?
Name an important advantage of the Phoenician alphabet.
It was easy to learn.
How did the Phoenicians help spread civilization throughout the Mediterranean area?