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Life on the Arabian Peninsula
Environment & Adaptations
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-Hot and Dry. Can reach up to 120 F.
-Freezing Temperatures at night.
-Yearly Rainfall: 3-4 Inches
-Some plant life
-People moved from place to place, these people were called Nomads.
-Camels were used as transportation.
-Wore long gowns to protect against dust, heat & flies.
-They raised sheep & goats for milk & wool; traded animal products.
-Vary in size
-Plant life & vegetation
-Water underground rises from wells & springs.
-Provides food, water & shade.
-They built houses
-They farmed & traded good to the nomads
-They grew fruit
-Oases turned into trading centers & towns.
Coastal Plains Environment
-Rain falls regularly
-Plenty of animals are in the sea
-Ends at the Rocky Cliffs
-There are dry riverbeds that fill up with water during the rainy season
Coastal Plains Adaptations
-Farmers grew crops
-People dug wells and built dams to irrigate fields
-People traded products in seaports, such as Aden
-Mountains rise from 1,000 to 13,000 ft.
-20 inches of rain each year
-Temperature is cool
-Dry riverbeds run between mountains.
-Built irrigation systems
-Built houses out of mud bricks, stones & wood.
-Stored water in hallowed out tree.
-Built terraces on hillside to farm on the side of a mountain.
Arab herders who travel in a specific area seeking water and grazing land for their herds.
A person who moves from place to place.
Families of people related by blood or marriage.
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