paleolithic people. paleolithic people lived during what time period?
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Paleolithic PeopleLived during what time period?
Paleolithic PeopleHow did they survive?
Paleolithic PeopleBy using fire
SumeriansWhat did they believe?
Sumerians believed in Many Gods
What did the Sumerians accomplish?
Sumerians Built grand temples
SumeriansDeveloped a writing system
SumeriansFormed governments ruled by Kings
Name some of the Sumerian inventions
Sumerian ScribesLearned to writeHeld high positions
HammurabiWho was he?A Babylonian kingWhat is he know for?Wrote a code of law called the Code of Hammurabi
King SolomonWho was he?King of the IsraelitesWhat did he do?Heavily tax the people to pay for his great buildings
Hernan CortesSpanish Soldier whoConquered the Aztecs by usingGuns, horses, and an epidemic (a disease that spreads)
PachacutiIncan kingWhat type of government did he create?
a strong central government
Ice AgeHow would you describe it?
Ice AgeA period of extreme cold when great sheets of ice covered the earth
Neolithic AgeWhat is another name for it?
New Stone Age
What marked its beginning?
Neolithic AgePeople started farming
Tigris River/Euphrates RiverWhy do we call it the cradle of civilization?
Believed to be the location of the first known cities
Tigris & Euphrates Rivers
Why did people settle along the Tigris and Euphrates RiversConditions were good for farmingSoil was rich due to floodingClimate was hot and dry
MesopotamiaWhat does it mean?
The land between two rivers.
Book of the DeadWhat was it?Collection of spells and prayersWhy was it studied?Studied by Egyptians to obtain life after death
Nile RiverDescribe it?The longest river in the worldHow did the Egyptians take advantage of the floods?They became successful farmersWhy?Flooding fertilized the soil
TorahWhat is it?The Hebrew Holy Book
Mayan CivilizationWhere was in located?In a dense forestDescribe the people?Warlike; warriorsWhy did it decline?Conquered by the Spanish explorers
Native AmericansWhat was the major cause of death for Native Americans?
Mound BuildersWhere were they located?
Between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico
Mound BuildersWhat did they do?Built huge mounds made of earthWho were they?Hunters and gatherers