Term Definition
fertileCrescent located between the tigris and Euphrates rivers a large arch of fertile farmland
Irrigation the supply of water to field using man made systems canal humans made water ways 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 he 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.

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