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BIG ERAS

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7 characteristics of civilization
1. cities
2. writing and record keeping
3. specialized jobs
4. complex technologies
5. central government
6. highly organized religion
7. social classes
population growth
1. invention of iron
2. farming and pastoral nomadism
3. improved species of plants
4. horses and camels
5. people lived in denser populations
consequences of population growth
1. deforestation
2. more complex societies
3. collective learning increased
4. more people began to live in big cities
network of exchange
a web of connections through which people, goods or ideas circulate
examples of networks of exchange
1. routes
2. empires
3. writing
4. religion
empire
a state that unites many territories and diverse peoples under one ruler or gvt.
world religion
a belief system that embraces people of different languages and cultural tradition
religions that spread in big era 4
1. christianity
2. judaism
3. Buddhism
4. Christianity
2 key developments of big era 4
population growth and expanding networks of exchange
what did domestication of animals lead to?
farming which lead to a surplus of food which lead to specialized jobs
civilization
a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
What developed in big era 3?
LANGUAGE!
why was language important?
we could exchange thoughts and ideas, add to ideas of previous generations
What happened in Big era 1?
OUR SUN!!