Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/23

Click to flip

23 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Steppes
Dry grass cover plains
Migration
Movement of people from one region to another
Hittites
An Indo European people who settled in Anatolis around 2000 BC
Anatolia
The southwest Asian peninsula now occupied by the Asian part of Turkey
Aryans
An Indo-European people who, about 1500 BC began to migrate into the Indian subcontinent
Brahmin
In Aryan society meant Priest. Top of social class order.
Caste
One of four classes of people in the social system of the Aryans.
Minoans
Seafaring and trading people that lived on the island of Crete from about 2000 to 1400 BC
Aegean Sea
The seal that lies between Greece and Anatolia
Knossos
The Minoan capital city where remains of advance culture were found.
King Minos
He sacrificed children and legend says he kept a half human half bull monster called the minotaur
Phoenicians
Powerful seafaring traders tht lived in the area of present day Lebanon.
Vedas
Oldest texts that make up Hindu scriptures today.
Dasas
Town dwellers who lived in communities protected by walls. Dark skinned.
Untouchables
Know as outcasts; slaves and prisoners of war. Lowest of caste sytem.
Mahabharata
Great Indian epic that reflects the struggles that took place in India as the aryans moved relentlessle south.
Minotaur
Half human half bull monster
Labyrinth
Maze made by stone or hedges where in the center has a monster.
murex
A small snail that Phoenicians obtained purple dye from.
alphabet
Writing system that uses symbols to represent sounds.
Cyrus I
King of Persian empire that conquered the Phoenicians.
Monsoon
A powerful wind that affects climate by changing direction in certain seasons.
Indo-Europeans
A group of seminomadic peoples who about 100 BC begain to migrate to the Indian subcontinent, Europe and SW Asia*