the last division of the stone age immediatley preceding the development metallurgy and corresponding to the 9-5th meleniem BCE. It was characterized by the increasing domestication of animals and cultivasion of crops established agricultural communities and the apperance of such crafts as potery and weaving. Although tools and weapons were still made of stone, technoligical improvements enabled these to be ground and polished rather than flaked and chipped.
the explanation that similar cultural traits techniques or objects found among different groups of people were invented imedietly rather than spreading from one gorup to another as in diffusion.
the spread of ideas, objects, or traits form one culture to another
a temple tower of ancient mesopotamia constructed of square or rectangular terraces or deminishing size usually with a strong on top built a blue enamle bricks the color o fthe sky.
bas relief (sheldon)
in sculpture relief is a term for any word in witch the forms stand out from the background wheather a plain or a curved surface. In bass (or low) relief, the disign projects only slightly from the background and the outlines are not undercut
a pictorial symbol or sign representing an object or concept
a writing system in use in the ancient near east from around the end of the 4th melenium to the 1st century BCE. it was used for a number of languages in the area but the earliest samples on clay tablets are in sumeriaen.
a character or figure in a writing system in wich the idea of a thing is represented rather than its name. Languages such as chinese use indograms but they can not easlily respresent new foreighn words and huge numbers of symbols maybe required to convey even basic information.
he was a god man 2/3 god and 1/3 human
a writing system based on the use of pictograms and indograms. the symbols depicked people, animals, and objects witch represents words, sylables, or sounds