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a government in which the ruler is viewed as a divine figure, a governmant controlled by religious leaders
theocracy
the fine soil carried in the water of rivers
silt
a tall reed that grows in the Nile delta, used by ancient egyptians to make a paper llike material for writing on
papyrus
an ancient egyptian writing system in which pictures were used to represent sounds and ideas
hiroglyphics
a belief in many gods
polytheism
a process of embalming and drying a corspe to prevent it from decaying
mummifacation
a massive stucture with a rectangular base and four triangular sides, like those that were built in egypt as burial places for old kingdom pharaohs
pyramid
a king of ancient egypt considered a god as well as a political and military leader
pharaoh
a political unit in which a number of peoples or countries are controlled by a single leader
empire
a political system in which nobles are granted the use of lands that legally belong to their kings, in exchange for their loyalty, military serive, and protection of the people who live on the land
feudalism
the historical pattern of the rise, decline, and repacement of dynasties
dynastic cycle
a series of rulers from a single family
dynasty
the spreading of ideas or products from one culture to another
cultural diffusion
a city and its surrounding lands functioning as an idependent political unit
city-state
the bringing of water to crop fields by means of canals and ditches
irrigation ditches
a skilled worker such as a weaver or a potter, who makes goods by hand
artisan
the development of skills in a paricular kind of work, such as trading or record keeping
speicialization
a form of trade in which people exchange goods or services woth out the use of money
barter
a long lasting pattern of orginization in a community
institution
the act of moving from one place to settle in another
migration
a wondering herder
pastoral nomas
the taming of animals for human use
domestication
a member of a nomadic group whose food supply depends on hunting animals and collecting plants and foods
hunter-gatherer
a member of a group, that has no pernament home, wandering from place to place in search of food and water
nomad
the ways in which people apply knowledge, tool, and inventions to meet their needs
technology
before written records
pre-history
the average span fromt he time of a child to the birth of their child, about twenty five years
generation
a peoples unique way of life
culture
a designated span of time "era"
period
before christs birth
b.c.