Flashcards in Kevin’s Cards about the Sumerian, Egyptian, Indus, and Chinese Civilizations Deck (52)
What happened during 10,000 B.C.
The last major Ice Age ended
What happened during 7,000 B.C.
People in Mesopotamia farm and herd domesticated animals
What happened during 3300 B.C.
Sumerians live in city states and develop cuneiform
What happened during 3100 B.C
Egypt is unified by King Narmer
What happened during 2900 B.C.
The Egyptians fully developed hieroglyphics
What happened during 2575 B.C.
The Egyptians start building the pyramids at Giza
What happened during 2500 B.C.
The Indus River civilization start developing cities
What happened during 2300 B.C.
Sargon and the Akkadians capture Sumer
What happened during 2000 B.C.
Civilization starts along the Yangtze and Yellow River
What happened during 1780 B.C.
King Hammurabi of Babylon makes Hammurabi’s code
What happened during 1700 B.C.
The Shang dynasty rules China
What happened during 1470 B.C.
Queen Hatshepsut builds her temple at Thebes
What happened during 1360 B.C.
Tutankhamen restores original deities in Egypt
What happened during 1250 B.C.
Ramses the great builds temples at Abu Simbel
What happened during 580 B.C
The Babylon civilization reaches its height under King Nebuchadnezzar
Maps can help us understand what
The concept of place refers to what
The unique characteristics that distinguish one location from other locations
The Arabian Sea is one of the several geographic features that provided a benefit for the people living in the Indus Valley. What was the benefit
What was the largest ancient civilization
The Indus Valley
Domestication of animals increased what aspect of human life
It increased people’s odds of survival a bit more
Three things must be in place for a civilization. What are these requirements
A surplus of food, division of labor, and have built cities
The English word civilization comes from the Latin root meaning what
Civitas, which means city
What was one main reason civilization developed in areas with rivers
The rivers flooded regularly and deposited rich soil that supported abundant crops
What gifts did the Nile bring
Drinking water for people and domesticated animals, and avenues for trade
By the end of the Third millennium B.C., civilization was spreading from the River valleys of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China into rain-watered lands. What cause this expansion
Trade, travel, and warfare spread ideas and technology from one culture to another
What became instruments of war
The horse and horse drawn chariots
By the end of the 3rd millennium B.C., rulers began using armies to do what
One civilization developed on the island of Crete in what is now southern Greece. What was it called
When did the Minoan people of Crete reach its peak