Civilization Case Study: Ur in Sumer Chapter 3

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civilization
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Culture with advanced cities, specialized workers, complex institutions, record keeping, and improved technology
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specialization
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Development of skills in a specific kind of work
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artisan
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a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
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institution
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Long-lasting pattern of organization in a community
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scribe
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Professional record keeper
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cuneiform
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an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and Persia
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Bronze Age
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Time when people began using bronze
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barter
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Trading goods and services without money
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ziggurat
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Pyramid-shaped monument; part of a temple in Sumer

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