Fertile Crescent

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Fertile Crescent

  1. 1. Fertile Crescent
  2. 2. The First Towns Wall of Jericho, Ancient Jordanian City
  3. 3. Fertile Crescent
  4. 4. Early Farming
  5. 5. Living Near Rivers <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>___________ </li></ul><ul><li>___________ </li></ul><ul><li>___________ </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>___________ </li></ul><ul><li>___________ </li></ul><ul><li>___________ </li></ul>Rio Grande River
  6. 6. Mesopotamia <ul><li>Cities started growing there in 3500 BC. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What type of hominid lived in Mesopotamia? <ul><li>Homo sapiens </li></ul>How do you know? Mesopotamian cities began at around 3500 BC, and Homo sapiens developed around 200,000 years ago. What accomplishments did they make? Created fire, language, and advanced tools.
  8. 8. What does “Mesopotamia” mean? It means “ between the rivers” (Tigris and Euphrates) in Greek.

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