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3-1 Ancient Mesopotamia

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Mesopotamia
land between the rivers
floodplain
flat land by a river
silt
fine soil
semiarid
little rainfall and warm temperatures
drought
time with little rain fall
surplus
more than you need
the two rivers that border mesopotamia
Tigris and euphrates
The Gulf south of Mesopotamia
Persian Gulf
The desert west of Mespoptamia
Syrian Desert
What two things did rivers provide?
water bad travel
how much rain fell in mesopotamia?
less than 10 inches
What made Mesopotamis good for farming?
rivers and fertile (good) soil
The yearly floods were?
unpredictable (can happen any time)
Silt in the water clogged what
canals
houses were built out of
mud
Three new jobs in Mesopotamia
digging canals
building walls
trading
Three things they traded to get
stone
wood
metal
what did they have in surplus
grain
how did they water their crops
irrigation system
the three months floods happened
April
May
June
they used mud to make what
brick and stone