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Week 1 Notes- From Stone Age to Stone Tablet

by: Amanda Cowell

Week 1 Notes- From Stone Age to Stone Tablet EUH2000

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These notes cover the first week of class. The main concept is the stone age time period in western civilization
Western Civilization I
Michael McConVille
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Amanda Cowell on Thursday September 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to EUH2000 at University of Central Florida taught by Michael McConVille in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 24 views. For similar materials see Western Civilization I in Western Civilization at University of Central Florida.

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Date Created: 09/01/16
From Stone Age to Stone Tablets ­ Homo Neanderthalensis Lived about 600,000 years ago ­ Homo Sapiens Lived about 200,000 years ago First appeared in Africa and spread all over the world ­ Stone Age Hunter­gatherer society is the norm Nomadic lifestyle Stone/wood tools ­ Important Art Woman of Willendorf­ fertility goddess (art figurine) Lascaux­ Bison cave painting in France ­ Cultural Changes Societal hierarchies Skills specialization Organized religious beliefs Domestication of animals Agriculture is the key to human cultural evolution ­ Sumer World’s oldest civilization Central government Established laws and effective communication Eridu­ first city of Mesopotamia; 5,500 years old Ur­ birthplace of Judaism ­Writing Cuneiform­ Sumerian language; marks pressed into clay tablets The Epic of Gilgamesh­ earliest great work of literature ­ The Bronze Age Newest resource: copper­tin alloys Strong materials­ helpful with empire building ­ King Sargon Conquered Sumer and other nearby regions through war ­ Hammurabi and Babylon Created one of the earliest legal codes Crime and punishment were laid out by the ruler


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