World Studies: Chapter 1

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Archaeologiests

People who study objects from the past to learn about people that lived a long time ago.

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Tell or mound

a excavation site

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Sir Leonard Wooley

A British archaeologist that discovered the ancient land of Sumer

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Mesopotamia

The land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers

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Sumer

a ancient city

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scribes

men who spent their days writing

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cylinder seal

a seal that could be drawn on or written on

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artisans

craftsmen and artisans that take raw materials and turn them into finished goods and products

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lapis lazuli

a bright blue stone

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ziggurat

a dominating temple tower at the center of Ur

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Nanna

the Sumerian's "fake" moon god

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city-state

a independent city and its surrounding land

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cuneiform

a form of wrting in wedge-shaped symbols

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tablet-house

a Sumerian school building

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school-father

a teacher that gave students lessons to practice

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polytheism

The Greek Word for "many gods"