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Western Civilization to 1689 Notes Week 2

by: Baylee Jacobs

Western Civilization to 1689 Notes Week 2 HIS 101

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These notes cover the the second week of notes for Western civilization.
Western Civilization to 1689
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Date Created: 01/24/16
Western Civ (section 1 & 2 on tabs) 01/20/2016 Indo-Europeans  Three billion people today speak some form of an Indo-European language; shared root-words & grammatical structure  A common group of peoples who arose on the Eurasian steppes o Steppes: grasslands o Eurasia: geographic destination for right in between Europe, Asia, and India.  Agriculture began in Middle East, Modern day Iraq  Civilization normally appears near water o Water o Soil o Fish o Moving supplies Cities Civilizations must have cities that are centers of trade for large areas. Around, 5,300 BC, some farming villages became complex civilizations.  Advanced cities Uruk- population of 50,000 Lagash- population of about 10,000 to 50,000 Umma- population of the same  Advanced Technology  By around 3,000 BC - the wheel, the plow, and sailboat - Bronze weapons and body armor gave Sumerians a military advantage  Record Keeping Cuneiform Tablets- record of business transactions, historical events, customs, religious traditions, and trade. Video Notes (Civilizations The Garden of Babel)  Mesopotamia is the city between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers  Water was more important for transportation  The rivers provide fertile soil all the way to the Persian Golf  First groups of Sumerians established the land all the way to Mesopotamia  Sumerians created the wheel to control the water  Where the two great rivers met a great place of agriculture was formed  Their huts a woven from a very strong material  Nippur, a Sumerian city, used the Euphrates river for a water source and to get merchants to come into there cities  Sumerians opened up the trade roots, before the Silk roads, that criss crossed the East  they created the contract, they would role an object over clay and the mark it left would seal it  Hammarabis stone was found in Sumerian, this proves that they were precursors for law  The people of Hates used the tar to water proof their buildings. They discovered over a hundred years ago myths of flooding, like in western Christianity 


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