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world history week 3 notes

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world history week 3 notes HIST - 11050 - 001

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Date Created: 02/08/16
World history Week 3 Notes The rise of urban societies: Interpretations and evidence The transition to agriculture review:  Agriculture- the purposeful cultivation and selective breeding of plants (came after ice age)  Pastoralism- selective breeding of animals Agriculture: pre-conditions  End of last ice age (~12,000 YA)  Settlement (~20,000 YA) - Settlement allowed more people in “tribes”/ private property - Settlement also allowed food storage technologies (crucial) - Shift in ethos (use to share in hunter/gather society. Now an ethos of ownership) Key characteristics of agricultural societies  Surplus production- makes it possible for some people to do other things (metals, science)  Settlement  Larger population  Technological development increases- (farming tools, pottery, textiles)  Deterioration of health- less healthy than hunter gather populations (animals= flu)  Experience more change- (more vulnerable to ecological disasters)  Rise of social/gender hierarches Part 2: the rise of urban societies Cities  Self-centered/ denser populations  Individuality  Disaster relief (floods)  Irrigation  Written language/ money/ communication (who paid what)  Variety  Collection of taxes (stability)  Law codes  City guards/ armies/ elite – taught writing  Organized religion/ priests Mesopotamia- Euphrates (erratic) (scared of gods) Egypt- Nile (predictable) (easier to farm) (irrigation= simpler) (gods are seen as more helpful) Village  Face to face, knew everyone  More nomadic  Not as much diversity  Oral culture  Trust spoken word over written word World history Week 3 notes B Evaluating the urban revolution: look at the evidence Part 1: primary & secondary sources  Primary- comes directly from source  Secondary- comes from someone who wasn’t there (may have someone else interpretation) Part 2:


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