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Flashcards in fertile cresent Deck (20):
1

canals

a human-made waterway

2

empire

a group of people or states ruled by two strong single rulers

3

clan

a large family based unit with loyalty to the group

4

polytheism

the belief in more than one God

5

monotheism

a belief in one god

6

alluvial

a flat area of land next to a stream or river that flows

7

culture

a groups way of living

8

cultural hearth

center of civilization from which ideas and technology spread

9

bazaar

a market place

10

social hierarchy

the division of society by rank of class

11

pictographs

a painted picture used to communicate

12

epic poems

a long poem that tells of a hero's adventure

13

myth

a traditional story

14

cuneiform

the earliest known form of writing

15

architecture

the science of building

16

ziggurat

a pyramid shaped temple in Sumer with several levels

17

code

a systematic or organized set of laws or rules

18

caravan

a group of merchants traveling together for safety

19

priests

A person who performs religious ceremonies

20

silt

fine particles in the soil that deposited along river banks