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A society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)


A member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons


Productive land, soil for farming


Make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans

East Africa

A geographical area in eastern Africa


Supplying dry land with water by means of canals


A quantity much larger than is needed


A skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

Social Class

People having the same social or economic status


Someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts


Area under one government


Belief in multiple Gods


A traditional story accepted as history


An area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq


The land between the Tigris and Euphrates

Fertile Crescent

A geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates

Tigris River

An Asian river above the Euphrates

Euphrates River

A river in southwestern Asia below the Tigris

How Civilizations Developed

From small farming towns that grew into larger cities that grew into civilizations

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