Transcript of 7 Characteristics of a civilization and how Mesopotamia metThe 7 characteristics of a civilization!
The 7 characteristics and how Mesopotamia met these characteristics
A water source….Tigris and Euphrates river
Fertile soil along rivers (silt left behind after flooding)
Good weather to grow crops

Geography 
laws to keep order
Leaders to organize
without government and leaders there would be chaos 
Government
Religion
People had a belief system
believed in Gods/Goddesses (polytheism)
Temples (ziggurats)
People figured out more efficient ways to do or make things
EX: irrigation, the wheel, writing, plow, medicine
Technology
Culture
Writing (cuneiform)
Art
Music
Scuplture
Language
People didn’t need to move around= permanent settlements! 
Population because
there is a SURPLUS!
Stable Food Supply
People now have time to do other things besides farm!
They could be crafters, traders, builders, leaders
Division of labor.