Sumerians used levees,canals& dams to?
Control the amount of water in the valley.
The groups of Sumerians listed below are evidence of what part of Sumerian civilization? metalwork, architects,musicians
Whose duty was it to do these jobs: build temples, lead the army and enforce laws?
The kings
Ancient Sumerians invented irrigation system and plows. What did theses to inventions help provide?
A steady supply of food.
What did the sumerians invent to improve farming?
The sumerians invented something that made it possible for their armies to use chariots. What was it?
Who did Sumerians believe lived in ziggurats?
What evidence shows that Sumerians were not prehistoric?
Written Laws
what evidence shows that Sumerian society developed after the stone age?
Copper Blades
What ancient Sumerians would say: I live in two story house near the center of the city. I like to throw parties where my guests eat from gold plates.
A governmet official
The upper class common class evidence of sumer´s...
Social structure
What was the sumerian´s written language called?
Cunei form
Which statement shows how sumerian religion& government were connected?
Sumerians believed that the king got power from gods.
What was the first plow made of?
What legitimized sumerian kings´power?
The belief that gods chose the kings
To develop and maintain irrigation system, Sumerians had to....
Work together more
What do historians call sumer´s walled settlements?
City State
Why were food shortages occuring by 5000 bce in the zagros foothills?
Population growth
What was the biggest problem Sumerians farmers faced in the plains?
Uncontrolled water supply
Based on its name what do you know about mesopotamia?
It is located between two rivers
What change caused by farming in northern mesopotamia led people to move south and onto the plains?
The population increased and there wasn´t enough food
Sumerians used levees, canals, and dams to ....
Control the amount of water in the valley
What happened when people from many villages used sumerian irrigation system?
People in the villages had to work together to take care of the system.
Why were sumerian settlements called city state?
Each settlement had its own ruler and farmland
Why didn´t sumerians continue living in small villages as their ancestors had?
They had to work together to maintain the irrigation system.
What made it harder to live in sumer than in the zagros foothills when the water suplly conflict started?
Sumer lacked natural barries to keep out enemies.
land between two rivers
An area in the southern part of mesopotamia, where cities first appeared
Sumerian city state
A self governing state in the geografic region of sumer consisting of a city and surrounding territory
Irrigation system
A means of supplying land with water
Ancient people who lived in the geographic region of sumer
A wall of earth built to prevent a river from flooding its bank
The euphrates
Longest river in southwestern asia
An artificial lake where water is collected and kept in quantity for use
Loose sedimentary material with rock particles usually very small in diameter
A deep wide trench around the walls of a castle or fortress usually filled with water and used for protection