More world history quarter 1 exam questions
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What is a traditional economy/society?
Society based off a trade and barter system and agriculture products
Where is it believed the first humans emerged?
What does the term prehistory mean?
Time before record keeping
how was the social class system in the paleolithic times?
men hunted women gathered
not able to be changed or adapted
a person who acts as a link between people in order to try to bring about an agreement
allows people to perform different tasks or jobs specific to them
relating to the structure of populations.
a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives.
convert to domestic uses. to tame/adapt
why would the ineffective rule of a king in ancient china result in natural disasters?
natural disasters were often taken as signs that heaven considered the incumbent ruler unjust and thus in need of replacement.
known for sympathetic magic (like a superstition)
Mesopotamian empire with a centralized bureaucracy and Law Code centered around its capital
African peoples who originally lived in the area of present-day Nigeria; around 2000 B.C.E. they began a centuries-long migration that took them to most of sub-Saharan Africa;
book of the dead
an ancient Egyptian funerary text, used from the beginning of the New Kingdom to around 50 BCE.
cult of osiris
Osiris becomes associated with the Nile, crops, mortality, and immortality after his wife, Isis, gathers his fallen body and allows the gods to restore him to life in the underworld.
people worked and fought for nobles who gave them protection and the use of land in return
First Chinese dynasty (2200-1766 B.C.E.) that is known mainly from legend.
Second Chinese kingdom (1766-1122 B.C.E.) in which agricultural surpluses supported large armies and a large network of walled towns.
Chinese dynasty (1122-256 B.C.E.) that was the foundation of Chinese thought formed during this period
People who, by as early as 2000 B.C.E., began to explore and settle islands of the Pacific Ocean basin.
Society from New Guinea to Tonga (1500-500 B.C.E.) with agricultural villages, networks of trade and communication, and hierarchical chiefdoms.
Brilliant Central American society (300-1100) known for math, astronomy, and a sophisticated written language.
a region centred on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean
Early Central American society (1200-100 B.C.E.) that centered around sites at San Lorenzo, La Venta, and Tres Zapotes and that influenced later Maya.
the most distinctive artistic creations sculpted from basalt rock
Mayan creation epic.
Central American society (200 B.C.E.-750 C.E.); its Pyramid of the Sun was the largest structure in Mesoamerica.
Maya political center from the fourth through the ninth centuries.
in Central America, home of the Maya.
release from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma.