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Mesoamerica: started off with agriculture, which led to sedentism, didn't base any of their systems off of irrigation.
Human sacrifice
Pyramids, writings
Neolithic period
Fortified cities and wall, war, ascribed status,
Formative pd is when they are fully sedentary

Egypt: 5000 B.C., was more sedentism and then agriculture, with an entire agriculture system
Not as much sacrifice in a human sense but more sacrifice of labor and how to contribute to the state
Pyramids, writings- all about rules
Neolithic period
Fortified cities and wall, war, ascribed status,
Narmer and /scorpion king had unification
Formative pd is when they are fully sedentary

Similarities: Both start in Neolithic, broad based subsistence, as chiefdoms, religion and government; Theology,


Both start in neolithic, egypt small sedentary villages, tribal organization, domesticates. Then there is the gerzean period, early chiefdoms of, long distance trade (example: Gebel-el-Arak knife), ascribed status, first evidence of writing. The writing is all about the rulers not economic stuff. Then you hit the unification period, narmer and scorpion king- unify upper and lower egypt, building irrigation systems. Early dynastic period, abydos and memphis, development of egyptian state, bigger temples, bureaucracy.
Mesoamerica: Started with paleo period, mobile hunter gatherers, 8000 still mobile but reduced, archaic period more sedentary, relying on domesticats, but not actually sedentary, olmec period role of religion large, associated with divinities,