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Early River Civilizations and the Enviroment

Lesson 3 and 4 6-1.3
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Shatt al Arab
the point where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers join
Flows to Persian Gulf
Cradle of Civilization
The land between the two Rivers
Mesopotamia
the land between the Tigris and Euphrates
Continued: Lesson 4
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Sumer
A region of city-states in Mesopotamia that was home to the first civilization.
City-States
A nation of linked villages or cities
Law Codes
Rules by which people had to live
Peasants
Slaves
Stylus
A piece of reed used for writing
Cuneiform
Symbols and Script instead of Pictures
Ziggurat
Pyramid-shaped Tower
Code of Hammurabi
The most progressive set of laws of the era
Hierarchy
Level of Power
Pyramids
monumental architecture, from Ancient Egypt; used as burial sites for pharaohs.
Harrapan
Another name for the Indus civilization
Artisans
Skilled Craftspeople
Lesson 3 words
(Missed)
Silt
Small Particles of soil or rock
nilometer
lines that are used to predict the level of the water when the Nile flood