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Global History 9


Neolithic Revolution Transition from nomadic life to settled farming
Impacts of the Neolithic Revolution Establishment of first villages, new advances in technology & culture
Surplus More than what is necessary
Places where world's first civilizations arose Egypt, Sumer, Shang China and Indus civilization
In what ways were river valleys ideal locations for civilizations to develop? Water supply and means of transportation, fertile soil
first step towards development of writing pictographs
What roles did governments plat in early civilizations? Bringing people together to complete projects to benefit people
Cultural diffusion spread of ideas, customs & technologies. Spread through migration, trade + warfare
Mesopotamia "between the rivers" - land between Tigris and Euphrates rivers
Sumer world's first civilization in SE Mesopotamia
Epic of Gilgamesh Tells a story of a great flood that destroys the world
Characteristics that made the Fertile Crescent a good place for development of civilizations rich soils, natural resources- clay & water
Cuneiform Earliest known writing, invented by the Sumerians
Hammurabi's Code first attempt by a ruler to codify laws -includes civil and criminal law
Contributions of the Hittites, Assyrians, and the Babylonians Hittites: making weapons w/ iron Assyrians: encouraged a well-ordered society Babylonians: rebuilding of canals, temples and walls
Darius United the Persian Empire -improved trade, encouraged use of $ economy
Contribution of the Phoenicians Alphabet, later adopted by other people
Nile River influences on life in Egypt River served as a trade route and floods bring rich silt
Anthropolgy The study of prehistory, which is the time before people invented writing.
Foundations of a Civilization Cities, Arts/architecture, Religion, Social Classes, Jobs, Government, Writing, Public Works
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