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A large area of rich, or fertile farmland in Southwest Asia where the first civilizations began.
What made civilization possible in Mesopotamia?
What made civilization possible in Mesopotamia was that the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers flooded and left a fertile layer of soil for crops which provided food for early settlements.
Why did the Mesopotamians create irrigation systems?
The Mesopotamians created irrigation to ensure a stable supply of water for crops and livestock and to protect against damage from too much or to little water.
In what ways did a division of labor contribute to the growth of Mesopotamian civilization?
Ways in which a division of labor contributed to the growth of Mesopotamian civilization were people developed expertise outside of farming, large scale projects were completed and laws and government needed to carry out such projects were developed.
How did trade affect Sumerian society?
Trade affected Sumerian society by exchanging grain for gold, silver, lumber and precious stones which led to greater wealth.
Why do you think priests were so influential in ancient Sumerian society?
Priests were so influential in ancient Sumerian Society because people relied on them to gain the Gods favor.
How was cuneiform first used in Sumer?
Cuneiform was first used in Sumer for keeping business records.
What areas of life were improved by Sumerian inventions?
Several areas of life were improved by Sumerian inventions. The plow made it easier to farm. The wheel made transportation easier. Medicine was improved by producing healing drugs. The Potters wheel helped improve art. Match was improved with the development of the clock the math system and the division of the circle. Science was improved with the recording of names with the thousands.
List in order the peoples who ruled Mesopotamia
In order, the people who ruled Mesopotamia were:
The Babylonians, Hittites, Kassites, Assyrians, and Chaldeans
What two advantage did Hittite soldiers have over their opponents?
The Hittites had metal weapons and chariots
Which empire do you feel contributed to more to modern-day society, the Hittites, the Assyrians, the Chaldeans, or the Phoenicians? Why?
The Phoenicians because they made the first alphabet.
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