6th Grade Ancient Mesopotamia
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People who dominated Southern Mesopotamia through the end of the 3rd Millennium BCE. Responsible for the creation of irrigation technology, cunieform, and religious conceptions.
Tigris-Euphrates river valley, means "land between two rivers" in Greek
a monument, vertical in style, small or large, that contained writing or pictures to commemorate or record something
Weavers, basket makers, tool makers, and traders.
What are jobs in Catal Hoyuk?
S ocial structure
What does the acronym G.R.E.A.T.S stand for?
Irrigation systems and levees.
How did the Sumerians learn to control their water supply?
a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
People could organize well and divide up work, so the people who did their job were good at it. This meant trading would get them more money, as the work was more valueable.
Why was living in a community a good thing?
New Stone Age
Old Stone Age
A black glass from volcanic mountains, used to create kinve blades, arrowheads, and mirrors.
Indus Valley and Nile Valley
Besides Mesopotamia, name two other early river civilizations
Houses gave people protection from harsh weather and wild animals
Why was the development of permanent homes important?
Upper class- priests, government officials
Middle class- craftspeople, soldiers
Lower class- slaves
Give the 3 levels of society in Ur and some examples for each.