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Mesopotamia

land between the rivers

floodplain

flat land by a river

silt

fine soil

semiarid

little rainfall and warm temperatures

drought

time with little rain fall

surplus

more than you need

the two rivers that border mesopotamia

Tigris and euphrates

The Gulf south of Mesopotamia

Persian Gulf

The desert west of Mespoptamia

Syrian Desert

What two things did rivers provide?

water bad travel

how much rain fell in mesopotamia?

less than 10 inches

What made Mesopotamis good for farming?

rivers and fertile (good) soil

The yearly floods were?

unpredictable (can happen any time)

Silt in the water clogged what

canals

houses were built out of

mud

Three new jobs in Mesopotamia

digging canals
building walls
trading

Three things they traded to get

stone
wood
metal

what did they have in surplus

grain

how did they water their crops

irrigation system

the three months floods happened

April
May
June

they used mud to make what

brick and stone

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