Chapter 2 Vocabulary
Terms in this set (14)
a family of rulers whose right to rule is passed on within the family
the most common of the various titles for ancient Egyptian monarchs; the term originally meant "great house" or "palace"
an administrative organization that relies on nonelective officials and regular procedures
"priest-carvings" or "sacred writings," a complex system of writing that used both pictures and more abstract forms; used by the ancient Egyptians and Maya
simplified version of hieroglyphics used in ancient Egypt for business transactions, record keeping, and the general needs of daily life
a person who domesticates animals for food and clothing and moves along regular migratory routes to provide a steady source of nourishment for those animals
believing in one God
a seasonal wind pattern in southern Asia that blows warm, moist air from the southwest during the summer, bringing heavy rains, and cold, dry air from the northeast during the winter
the first writing system of the Aryans, developed around 1000 B.C.
an upper class whose wealth is based on land and whose power is passed on from one generation to another
"Way"; the correct or divine way
the duty of family members to subordinate their needs and desires to those of the male head of the family
a dark natural glass stone formed by lava
a ceremony or a rite