Mesopotamia rivers

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Ancient History
Grade:
6

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Mesopotamia rivers

Silt - a fine soil deposited by rivers.

Irrigation

By about 6000B.C., farmers built canals to carry water from the rivers to their fields. Such a system is called irrigation. They also built dams to hold back excess water during floods. -Mcdougal Littell World History

Mesopotamia literally means land between the rivers, what does this tell us about the importance of the rivers? What did the river provide for the Ancient Mesopotamians?

Food and Water

Water for crops

Transportation

Silt for growing crops

The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers

Floodplain - the flat land bordering the river banks that water overflowed onto.


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