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19 Cards in this Set

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When is the Jemdet Nasr Period?
c. 3100 ~ 2900 B.C.
The Jemdet Nasr Period witnessed the beginnings of one of the first ____________.
written language
The presence of _____________ brings an extremely useful dimemsion to the study of ancient cultures.
What provided an internal perspective on how such people saw fit to organize themselves, how they viewed the world around them, and the meanings they ascribed to their actions?
The earliest use of bronze in ___________ and the beginnings of overseas trade- especially with Egypt - also date from the ________.
Mesopotamia, Jemdet Nasr Period
When is Early Dynastic Period?
c. 2900 ~ 2370 B.C.
By the beginning of the Early Dynastic Period in c. 2900 B.C., what city-states were growing dramatically in population?
Sumerian city-states began incorporating nearby villages to supply the cities' needs and expanded trading networks. What were the nearby villages?
the Iranian Plateau, the eastern Mediterranean, and the Indus Valley
What does en, the title of the distinctive ruler, mean?
lord or high priest
What does ensi mean?
A cuneiform text is now known as the _____________.
Sumericna King List
One of the greatest archaeological discoveries in history was ________.
the royal cemetry of the 1st Dynasty of Ur.
By the last phrase of the Early Dynastic Age, rulers were supported by sophisticated ___________.
What were the three-tiered system of social classes that Sumerian society consisted?
(1) the elite, (2) the free subjects, and (3) the slaves
What did the elite include?
the king, his family, members of the bureaucracy, wealthy landowners, merchants, and high priests and priestesses.
What did the free subjects include?
lesser merchants, artisans, scribes, and farmers.
What did the slaves include?
war captives, debtors, or criminals
When did the domination of the Sumerian city-states come to an end?
in 2370 B.C.
The Sumerians had established a system of limited formal legal codes that covered both criminal and civil matters and an educational system that allowed for training in an edubba under the guidance of the ummia. What are edubba and ummia?
tablet house, expert of professor