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Flashcards in The Fertile Cresent Deck (16):
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Fertile Cresent

a curved region with rich soil in the Middle East

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Mesopotamia

an area of flat land between Tigris and Euphrates rivers where one of the first civilizations emerged

3

Uruk

a large Sumerian city-state in Mesopotamia

4

Kish

an early city-state in Mesopotamia

5

Lagash

an early city-state in Mesopotamia

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Nippur

an early city-state in Mesopotamia

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Umma

an early city-state in Mesopotamia

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Ur

an early city-state in Mesopotamia

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civilization

a group of people who have a complex and organized society within a culture

10

fertile

rich, as in soil

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plain

an area of flat land

12

plateau

an area of high, flat land

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irrigation

a system of transporting water to crops

14

city-state

a city that is an , complete with its government and traditions

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region

an area on Earth with common physical features

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artisan

a craftsperson such as a potter or weaver