Period 1 World
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Era before Neolithic, characterized by nomadic hunter gatherer societies
Indicates specialization of labor and more sophistication in society
Enabled people to cook their food- more nutrition
Extend workable time
Lowered sea levels and made the Berring Strait viable
Way of getting food before farming, Enabled egalitarianism and nomadism
Improved diets because dairy and meat you dont have to hunt
No longer nomadic
The switch from nomadic lifestyles to a settled agricultural lifestyle is this revolution.
Birthplace of the Sumerian civilization among many others.
Nile River Valley
in Egypt; provided water, travel, protection, fertile soil
Sub Saharan Africa
Africa south of the Sahara Desert
Indus River Valley
River valley near modern day Pakistan, Mohenjo-Daro
Yellow River Valley
River valley in northern China, also called Huang He River
Papua New Guinea
Polynesian Island that sheds light on Polynesian characteristics (chickens, farming, etc).
Mesoamerica and the Andes
Location of Native civilizations in the America's; mainly Aztecs, Incans, Mayans, and American tribes
Specialization of Labor
workers specialize at a task in the production process at which they are most efficient, enabled more production, seeds of inequality
Showed the specialization of labor and sophistication in societies
Enabled trade between more disparate regions, led to more sophisticated societies
the stage of human social development and organization that is considered advanced.
Enables population growth and members to focus on other aspects of society
Societies that move around, usually less developed
group of people who lived in modern-day Turkey and northern Syria, IRON
Writing or tallying to keep track of numbers of people or goods and supplies.
Legal Codes (Code of Hammurabi)
codes that maintain formal social control through laws, mark of more sophisticated society,
Religion that became Hinduism, based on the vedic texts
Roots of monotheistic religions, Christianity and Islam
a Persian religion based on the belief of one god
Father of mesoamerican civilizations, big heads
Father civilization of the incas
The Chinese dynasty that ruled the area around the Huang He from 1700 to 1122 B.C.E.
Transportation, trade and warfare
temples built by Sumerians to honor the gods and goddesses they worshipped, stairs
monumental architecture typical of Old Kingdom Egypt; used as burial sites for pharaohs.
Walls built around cities
A form of writing developed by the Sumerians using a wedge shaped stylus and clay tablets.
a writing system made up of a combination of pictures and sound symbols
Code of Ur-Nammu
Law code of mesopotamia, precedes Hammurabi