The belief that God created the world as described in the Bible
it is the belief that man and animals eveolved over lifeforms over millions of years
Scientist that study the remains of the skeletons of Hominids.
Scientists that dig in to ancient settlement to find objects made and used by Hominids.
Focus on writing about history
(750,000 BCE - 10,000 B.C.E.) Old Stone Age. A period of time in human history characterized by the use of stone tools and the use of hunting and gathering as a food source.
latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the middle east (but later elsewhere)
a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians
belief in a single God
A geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates
belief in multiple Gods
someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
One of the earliest forms of written expression using pictographs. (400 to 1000 characters)
the land between the Tigris and Euphrates
A people's unique pattern of living defined by their set of beliefs and knowledge.
A legal code developed by King Hammurabi of Mesopotamia. The code was influential in the establishment of Hebrew and Islamic law and in the U.S. judiciary system. It specified crimes and punishments to help judges impose penalties.
Objects created or shaped by humans.
a form of culture characterized by cities, specialized workers, complex institutions, record keeping, and advanced technology
the taming of animals for human use, such as work or as food
What are the 4 cereal crops?
Wheat, Barely, Rice, Corn
What are the 4 domesticated animals?
Cows, Pigs, Goats, Sheep
What are the 5 key traits of a civilization?
Cities, Advanced Technology, Complex Institutions, Writing, Specialized Workers
Rulers: Abraham, Moses, Saul and David, & Soloman
Known for: Torah and Ten Commandments
Where: Niveveh & Nimrud
Known for: Military, Iron weapons, libraries, and the practice of polytheism
Rulers: Cyrus and Darius
Known for: Having provinces and satraps, built royal roads, coins, and practice he practice of Monotheistic (influenced Judaism, Christianity, and Islam)
Where: Tyre and Sydon
Known for: Sailors, divided the circle in to 360 degrees, trading colonies, alphabet, & manufactured glass.
Known for: Developed the concept of afterlife, Hieroglyphics, had Pharaohs (god-king), & Pyramids.
Where: Southern part of Mesopotamia
Rulers: King Hammurabi & Nebuchadnezzar 2nd
Known for: Hammurabi's code, Cuneiform, & Calendar
Before Common Era
Eighth century B.C.
Fifth century A.D.