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Chapter 1

by: Sarah Piraino

Chapter 1 HIS 110

Sarah Piraino
SUNY Cortland
GPA 3.3

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This an overview/ notes of the textbook 'Western Civilization Vol. 1' chapter 1
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sarah Piraino on Tuesday October 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HIS 110 at SUNY Cortland taught by Laura Gathagan in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 30 views. For similar materials see Western Civilation in History at SUNY Cortland.


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Date Created: 10/04/16
Chapter 1 Men and women responsible for finding food - both men and women needed for survival • • Human distinguishing feature with ability to make tools Neolithic Revolution - 10,000 b.c.e • Large change with production of food Domestication of animals • • sheep, goat, cattle , pigs Systematic agriculture developed in 8000 and 7000 b.c • • Cultivated product • Wheat Barley, and Lentils - Near East • Rice and Millet -Asia • Yams and Millet - WestAfrica • Beans, Potatoes, and Corn -America • Villages and towns created • Material goods • Writing Records - 4000 and 3000 b.c BronzedAge - 3000 to 12000 b.c Civilization - complex culture which large numbers of human began to share a number of basic characters Ancient Mesopotamia: • 3000 b.c - established independent cities Zigguart - Massive stepped tower Theocracy - government under divine authority • Code of Hammurabi - 282 laws, system of strict ice justice, ‘Eye for an Eye’ Polytheistic - multiple gods Monotheistic - one god belief


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