Geog. 120 Notes 2

Geog. 120 Notes 2 - Pastoral Nomadism Traditional form of...

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o Pastoral Nomadism Traditional form of subsistence agriculture that depends on seasonal movement of livestock Transhumance - seasonal movement of livestock from winter to summer pastures o Oasis - areas where high groundwater or deep-water wells provide reliable moisture (small agricultural settlements, trade centers) o Exotic river - river that comes from a humid area and flows into a dry area that otherwise lacks steams; it can support irrigation Kibbutz - collectively worked settlement that produces grain, vegetable, and orchard crops, irrigated by the Jordan River and feeder canals o Agriculture depends on seasonal moisture o Region contains some of the world's oldest urban areas o Earliest cities in Mesopotamia (Eridu and Ur in 3500 B.C.) and Egypt (Memphis and Thebes in 3000B.C.) o Rise of trade centers around 2000 B.C. o Centers of Islamic religions administration and education Medina - The original urban core of a traditional Islamic city, has central mosque and bazaar
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