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CAMS005 Mesopotamia Part 1

by: Katrina Iobst

CAMS005 Mesopotamia Part 1 CAMS005/HIST005

Katrina Iobst
Penn State
Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Dr. Munn

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Notes from Week 1 of CAMS005. Topics include general and Mesopotamian chronology, Fertile Crescent geography, and the Legend of Atrahasis.
Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Katrina Iobst on Tuesday March 3, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CAMS005/HIST005 at Pennsylvania State University taught by Dr. Munn in Winter2015. Since its upload, it has received 40 views. For similar materials see Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations in Classical Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

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Date Created: 03/03/15
Chronology Stone Age Iron Age Paleolithic Mesolithic Neolithic 3000BC World Population 200 Bronze Age 10008C Earh NHche Late Early End of Roman Empire 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 200 40 20 0 27 90000 Population in IIIIIA Fertile Crescent Stone AA I 30000 I I 10000 10000 Iron Age Bronze ANA Neolithi A BC AD Year Me50potamian Chronoloov 1 Uruk Period 34003000BC o Earliest written texts o Cuneiform pictographs o Earliest texts are economic records of food 2 Early Dynastic Period 270024OOBC Early Bronze Age Peak 0 Earliest historical rulers 3 Akkadian Period 2350ZZOOBC 0 Imperial expansion of Akkad 4 Third Dynasty of Ur 2100ZOOOBC Classic era of Summerian literature 5 Old BabylonianOld Assyrian Era ZOOOIGOOBC 0 Rise of Assyria in the north 0 Rise of Babylon in the south Offerings to Inanna goddess of leading kings Myths amp Beliefs Legend of Atrahasis 0 quotWhen the gods instead of menquot 0 Introduced Sumerian gods of creation Anunnaki group of greater gods that made the lesser gods do work 0 Anu heaven 00 Enlil or Ellil wind most powerful 3 Enki or Ea earth and apsu fresh water underneath earth lgigi group of lesser gods made to do work such as agriculture or digging irrigation canals 0 Rebelled against Anunnaki by complaining about the work 0 Anunnaki made man to take over the work Mankind created by Enki and Mami 0 0 Made of puri ed clay and blood of groundup god A ghost soul is created with every human due to god s blood 0 7 men amp 7 women originally o Gods want to destroy mankind because they make so much noise re ects crowded amp noisy streets of Mesopotamian cities They try starvation plague and rainstorm o Atrahasis man that Enki chooses to help preserve mankind Name means quotespecially wisequot Enki tells him to sacri ce to gods causing the plagues Enki swears to other gods he ll stop trying to help but gives messages to Atrahasis by talking to his house Atrahasis builds ark to last through ood similar to Noah amp the Ark o o o o o Gods resolve to just limit mankind via fertility implications and mortality


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