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What were Sumerian cities protected by?
To defend themselves, Sumerians built walls and dug moats around their cities. By 3000 B.C.E., most Sumerians lived in walled city-states. A Sumerian city-state was like a tiny country. Its surrounding walls helped protect the city against enemies.
How did the Sumerians solve these geographic problems?
How did the Sumerians solve the problems they faced? Sumerians solved problems they faced by digging ditches from the river in order to receive water for their crops. They also build baked mud huts for defense. This helped the Sumerians to use their problem solving for other issues they needed to solve.
What happened to the Sumerian city-states?
In 2004 B.C., the Elamites stormed Ur and took control. At the same time, Amorites had begun overtaking the Sumerian population. The ruling Elamites were eventually absorbed into Amorite culture, becoming the Babylonians and marking the end of the Sumerians as a distinct body from the rest of Mesopotamia.
How did the Sumerians protect themselves from other city-states that would invade them?
To defend themselves, the Sumerians built walls and dug moats around their cities. By 3000 B.C.E., the solutions to the challenges faced by the Sumerians had transformed Sumerian farming villages into walled city-states.
What were the three geographic problems of the Sumerians?
What were the three environmental challenges to Sumerians? Unpredictable flooding, no natural barriers for protection, limited resources.
What did the Sumerians do to protect their cities?
The Sumerians began to build strong walls around their cities. They constructed the walls out of mud bricks that were baked in the sun until hard. The Sumerians also dug moats outside city walls to help prevent enemies from entering their cities. What did the Sumerians do to protect their cities?
Why was it difficult to raise crops in Sumer?
One of the biggest problems was the uncontrolled water supply. The farmers who moved to Sumer faced many challenges. What was one challenge they faced? it was either raining and flooding or hot and dry. Describe the seasonal weather changes in Sumer. Why was it difficult to raise crops in Sumer?
How did farmers live together in the Sumerians?
Since villages were connected for miles around by these canals, farmers could no longer live apart, or in small groups. They had to work together for the common good. Villages came to depend on one another to build and maintain this complex irrigation system