Apush Vocab - Chapter One Vocabulary for World History Ap

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Chapter One Vocabulary for World History AP
1. Mesopotamia in the Tigris and Euphrates River Valleys- a region of SW Asia between the lower and middle reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers: site of several ancient civilizations 2. Egypt in the Nile River- an ancient kingdom in NE Africa: divided into the Nile Delta (Lower Egypt) and the area from Cairo S to the Sudan (Upper Egypt). 3. Mohenjo Daro and Harappa in the Indus River Valley- The civilization of the Indus River at Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa arose at about 2500 BCE and ended with apparent destruction about 1500 BCE. 4. Shang in the Yellow River or Huang He Valley- The earliest civilization in China settled on the banks of the Huang He. Already during the Shang Dynasty (1766 BC - 1121 BC) the lower reaches of the Yellow River were inhabited and settled. 5. Olmecs in Mesoamerica- Among the various Mesoamerican Pre-Classic period (1200 BCE-400 BCE) groups, the Olmecs are the most well-known. The Olmec heartland was centered in La Venta in Tabasco, and San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan and Laguna de los Cerros in Veracruz. 6. Chavin in Andean South America- The Chavín were a civilization developed in the northern Andean highlands of Peru from 900 BC to 200 BC.[1][2] The Chavin were located in the Mosna Valley where the Mosna and Huachecsa rivers merge. This area is 3150 meters above sea level and encompasses the quechua, jalca, and puna life zones.[3] 7. Hittites-a member of an ancient people who established a powerful empire in Asia Minor and Syria, dominant from about 1900 to 1200 b.c. 8. Sumerians- of or pertaining to Sumer, its people, or their language. 9.Akkadians-the eastern Semitic language, now extinct, of Assyria and Babylonia, written with a cuneiform script 10. Babylonians- an inhabitant of ancient Babylonia

11. Nubia- a region in S Egypt and the Sudan, N of Khartoum, extending from the Nile...
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