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1

city-state

large, independently governed city

2

primitive

simple, less advanced

3

society

a distinct group of people with a common culture and interests

4

subsistence

a means of survival

5

Mesopotamia means?

"land between rivers" (Euphrates River, and the other is the Tigris River.)

6

How did the people of mesopotamia get water?

They had to go to the river or stream and carry water to their homes. The Tigris and Euphrates eased the burden of survival for those living in Mesopotamia. As a result, many villages on the Euphrates and the Tigris developed into cities.

7

The first cities of mesopotamia were important because they?

The first cities of Mesopotamia are also the earliest known cities in the world.

8

The Gobekli tepe appears to indicate?

Gobekli Tepe appears to indicate that the people were far advanced of the primitive stages assigned to the Stone Age.

9

what were some of the important aspects of the sumerian economy.

trade and agriculture

10

What did the sumerians use to build structures

clay bricks.

11

What where ziggurats?

a religious building located in the center of the city-state, the ziggurat symbolized the heart and strength of Sumerian civilization

12

Who went to school in the Sumer

Only children of the wealthy could afford to attend school

13

what three social statuses did the sumerians have

According to law, Sumerian society was divided into three general social classes. The most powerful class was the nobility. Included in it were priests and military leaders.