Vocab

Term Definition
Canal human-made waterways that carry water to land
Surplus more than is needed (usually used to describe a supply of food)
City-State consists of a city and all the countryside around it
Empire -group of different lands and people governed by one ruler;)
Polytheism the worship/belief in many Gods
Priest people who perform religious ceremonies
Social Hierarchy the division of a society by rank or class
Cuneiform the world’s first writing system. Created by the Sumerians.
Pictograph picture symbols that represent a word or object
Scribe a writer
Ziggurat a temple for worshipping Gods
Hammurabi's Code the first written laws! 282 laws that dealt with almost every part of daily life
Famine an extreme lack of crops or food causing widespread hunger
Monarch a form of government that has one ruler
Alphabet a set of letters that can be combined to form words