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