New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Week 1 Reading Pg 33-48

by: Klawr13

Week 1 Reading Pg 33-48 HST 203 05

GPA 3.4
View Full Document for 0 Karma

View Full Document


Unlock These Notes for FREE

Enter your email below and we will instantly email you these Notes for SWS World History to 1500 AD

(Limited time offer)

Unlock Notes

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Unlock FREE Class Notes

Enter your email below to receive SWS World History to 1500 AD notes

Everyone needs better class notes. Enter your email and we will send you notes for this class for free.

Unlock FREE notes

About this Document

Week 1 reading notes
SWS World History to 1500 AD
Jessica Elliot
Class Notes




Popular in SWS World History to 1500 AD

Popular in History

This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Klawr13 on Monday February 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HST 203 05 at Grand Valley State University taught by Jessica Elliot in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see SWS World History to 1500 AD in History at Grand Valley State University.


Reviews for Week 1 Reading Pg 33-48


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 02/08/16
Pg 33-48 Argorian-urban society - Type of society characterized by intensive agriculture and people living in cities, towns, villages Argarian 11,500 BCE-1500 BCE - Tigris-Euphrates: Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Nile Geography: mountains, forests, and brush Lebanon- Cedes Fertile Crecent: Levant and Tarus mountains Middle East: Persia, Mesopotamia, Arabian Peninsula Post Ice Age= monsoons = vegetation Argarian society - People engaged in farming cereal grains on rain fed or irrigates fields - Bred sheep and cattle - Wheat, barley, cows, sheep, donkeys Natufians 11500 BCE- 9500 BCE - Foragers (legumes, lentils, chickpeas and game) - Pit-houses, stone foundation, an thatched roofs - Buried dead in abandoned houses – kept skulls as decoration - Tools: baskets/obsidian bladed sickles Neolithic Age 9600 BCE- 4500 BCE - Tools adapted for agriculture: sickles and spades - Stored grain in winter Temperature rose about 7 degrees Villages: 300-500 residents - Breeding: got rid of early ripening seeds - Domesticated goats/sheep - Garden farming: digging sticks, spades and sickles - Relied on annual rain, tapped creeks during dry months ~6500 BCE: rotated livestock over fields for fertilization - Pigs, cattle, donkeys, pottery Mesopotamia and Egypt - Wet winters and dry summers - Urban centers along rivers Indus, yellow river valley Euphrates and Nile floods - Euphrates and Tigris = swamps, lagoons, and marshes - Ubaid villages = 6000 BCE- 4000 BCE - Snowmelt- prepared fields, salt residue Faylum- first settlement in 5200 BCE Early towns 5500 BCE-3500 BCE - Assembly: gathering, communal/judicial matters - Sharecroppers: farmers received seeds, animals, tools ~2/3 land Worked the land - Nomads: failed farmers, bred donkeys, sheep and goats Landowners stopped working and hired laborers and craftsmen Trade: - “Meso”- clothes and tools -> timber, stone, obsidian, copper - Egypt – textiles -> gold Temples Landowners control grain and shrines took over as priests: job administration Shrine- monument World’s first cities City/city-state - 5000+ nonfarming, markets, city leader (obedience) - Received food in exchange for handiwork - Uruk: 50,000-80,000 inhabitnats technical, intellectual - Bronze Age: 3300 BCE-1200 BCE  Copper and tin = tools and weapons Cuneiform - Simplified tasks/administration by writing - Scribes used clay tablets Kingdoms - More metal tools = increase in workers - Cut canals to expand - Lifting devices = irrigation Conflict over land/water/livestock = walls and military forces  Enmebaragesi- first king 2500 BCE Akkadia and Babylonia - 2 million people = King Sargon: 3,000 soldiers Empire: large, multiethnic, linguistic, religious state Conquer and defeated kingdoms Babylonia= Hammurabi Babylonian Law Patriarchy and Gender - War captives = slaves for labor - Ruling class -> merchants -> slaves/laborers/prostitutes - Women- gatherers/children men- game - Urban: military high- rulers, scribes, priests Ruling class: Egypt: respect in marriage Women- priestesses, queens Royalty = to princes Property of men Egyptian Kingdoms Hierankopolis 3500 BCE Menes, Narmer, Aha Capitol- Memphis Horus- dog diety Hieroglyphics: picture symbols - Papyrus- pressed - Khufu pyramid = Giza pyramids 10,000 workers, month labor due to king Minoan 6500 BCE Crete, Cyrus, Greece Palace-state: palace with surrounding villages -Linear A not deciphered, Had skilled vessel builders, Grain, olive oil, honey for trade


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

0 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Allison Fischer University of Alabama

"I signed up to be an Elite Notetaker with 2 of my sorority sisters this semester. We just posted our notes weekly and were each making over $600 per month. I LOVE StudySoup!"

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.