Notes from week 1
Notes from week 1 HIST 100
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Date Created: 09/22/15
WEEK 1 Prehistory Stone Age Paleolithic age the primary source for prehistory is archeology homo sapiens sapiens made durable tools from stone social heirarchy develops graves some are nice and lled religion potentially venus gurines cave paintings Neolithic Age Neolithic Revolution from huntergatherer to sedentary domestication of animals and agriculture changes in daily life cities food surplus specilization of craft Fertile Crescent had optimal soil weather temperature and animals domestication of animals eXible diet reasonably fast growth breed in captivity pleasant disposition modi able social hierarchy Mesopotamia land between two rivers Tigris and Euphrates collection of different societies in modern day Iraq Syria Turkey Iran Kuwait Uruk Akkadian Ur Assyrian Babylonian HIttite Neobabylonian Persian Seleucid HUGE advances in writing math astrology Sumerians lst established civilization in Mesopotamia 5th3rd millenia BC Eridu rst settlement war very common king priests ruled cuneiform rst form of writing Akkadian empire Sumerian and Semitic uni cation under Sargon semitic language language barrier Sargon expanded north and united entire region massive wars cavalry empire collapsed possible due to climate regional decline or invasion Babylonia Hammurabi Code rst written law justice administration 2 types of punishment patrician vs plebians eye for an eye for offenses against rich people monetary compensation for offenses against poor people classism Polytheism increased complexity of religion sacrif1ces animals hepatoscopy Mathematics compleX sexagesmal system base 60
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