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what is prehistory
The peroid of time before the invention of righting.
What is a civilizatation?
A number of soceities with shared territorys,
institutions and culture.
what does polytheistic mean?
Worshiping many gods
what does inherited mean?
passed down from one generation to the next.
what does sanction mean?
A punishment of crime
what does sedentarization mean?
settling down into a village
what does nomadic mean?
A hunting and gathering way of life where a person moves according to their food source
What is a Lapis-Lazulii?
Blue semi-preicious stone that crafts people used to make works of art
what is a ziggurat?
A multi storied sacred temple
What is cuneiform?
First form of writing
What are slaves?
Prisners of war or free men repaying their debts,slaves have no wages/no rights
What is a scribe?
A person that studies how to read and right
What is the Cadastre of Dunghi?
A document that indicates the plan for the city's development,property ownership & taxation
What is a plimpton tablet?
A mathmatical application
Who is Hammurabi?
The king of babylon who created the code of hammurabi,based upon the values common to mesopotamians.
who is gligamesh?
A mythological hero who was two parts god one part human
What is a calamus?
A writing tool made of a reed stern with a triangular end to right on clay.
What is a stele?
A stone Bering an engravement inscription
ex:stele of Mesha/code of Hammurabi
What is a surplus of food?
From agriculture,favorable conditions allowed for an abundance of food-food surpluses means that they had food to store for future purposes.
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