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Pre-history

The period before writing has been invented in the period before 5500 years ago

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Nomad

Constantly moving in search of a home

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Paleolithic

Old stone age, name because they use so tools, hundred and gathering

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Neanderthals

Nomads, use fire for cooking, lived in small groups around 35 to 50

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Neolithic

New Stone Age, Producing food, slash and burn

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Cultural diffusion

The process by which an idea or technique devising one society spread to another

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Independent invention

What a civilization independently produced the material object to do your behavior pattern

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Mesopotamia

The land between the Euphrates and Tigris river

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Idea grams

Conventioalized sign

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Nobles

King and family, priests, officials

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Clients

Free, dependent on mobility, worked for land

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Patriarchy

Most powerful was held by older men

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Who ruled Samarian's and how

Governments, priest and rules appeals to the gods

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Samarian's role of women

Have freedom, could be priest scribes, many rights

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Ziggurat

The center of the city, City Hall managed irrigation

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Religion of summer

Look at God's people, do what people do, offered sacrifices

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Hammurabi

He made his kingdom secure unified Mesopotamia and joy and urban kingship and tribal

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Hammurabi's code

Laws that affect the community Belize and what was valued

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Abraham

Chosen by God to be the father of the Hebrew people

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Moses

Lead Hebrews out of slavery

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Hebrew law

The 10 Commandments, social religious behavior

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King Solomon

Powerful of kings

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The Nile River

Seasonally floods, harvested papyrus along bank

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Hieroglyphics

Rosetta Stone, enabled scholars to decipher hieroglyphics

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Who is the most powerful God in Egypt

Amon

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Pyramids

Tomb for God

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Mummification

Wrapped the money into strips of linen placed an order at coffin inside the burial chambers

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Indus River Valley

Stretches 1700 miles carries water for irrigation, two major cities mohenjo and Harappa

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Huang he Rivervalley

Fertile soil but dangerous floods, where the oldest Capital Cities

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Mandate of heaven

The way they view their authority and how it's past

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Dynastic cycle

Replacement of the dynasties

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Di

The supreme God

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Oracle bones

Turtle shells or animal bones to write on for questions they had for the gods