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Paleolithic Age
Earlier and longer part of the Stone Age, called the Old Stone Age. From 2.5 million to 8000 B.C
Neolitic Age
The New Stone Age, 8000 B.C to 3000 B.C
Agricultural Revolution
The major change in human life caused by teh beginnings of farming - that is, by people's shift from food gathering to food producing.
Civilization
A complex culture with 5 characteristics(1)advanced cities(2)specilized workers(3)complex institutions(4)record keeping(5)advanced technology.
Culture
People's unique way of life
Mesopotamia
An ancient region of southwest Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq.
Fertile Crescent
Regions curved shape and the richness of its land
City - State
Each city and its surrounding lands, like a small country
Cultural diffusion
Process of a new idea or a product spreading from one culture to another
Polytheism
Believing in more than 1 god
Empire
Several peoples, nations, or previously independent states under the control of 1 ruler
Hammurabi
Ruler of Babylon from 1792 - 1750 B.C who created the first code
Pharaoh
Egyptian god - king
Sumer
Ancinet country of S. Mesopotamia that flourished in p9ower over surrounding areas. Invented the cuneiform
Persia
Present day Iran, soft, had horses and other cattle.