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a new and particular type of human society made possible by the immense productivity of the Agricultural Revolution

Norte Chico

an area in South America known for monumental architecture, little evidence of warfare, and having influenced following Andean civilizations


an alternative form of writing present in the Andes civilization


Mesopotamia's largest city

Indus Valley civilization

little identification of political hierarchy, abandoned due to deforestation and soil erosion

Olmec civilization

located in Gulf of Mexico, known for 17 huge basalt heads


areas organized around particular cities or larger territories, headed by kings; a quite recent invention in human history

Epic of Gilgamesh

Mesopotamia's most famous literary work


a pastoral group with chariots that invaded Egypt and ruled there for more than a century


a civilization that was influenced by Egypt

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