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AP History Ways of the World Chapter 3

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civilization
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
quipu
an alternative form of writing present in the Andes civilization
Uruk
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
states
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
Hyksos
a pastoral group with chariots that invaded Egypt and ruled there for more than a century
Nubia
a civilization that was influenced by Egypt