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They had brains roughly the same size as those of modern humans.
Which of the following statements is not true of Homo erectus?
They were hunters and gathers
Which of the following statements is true of the inhabitants of the Paleolithic Age?
general social equality
Many scholars believe society based on the importance of gathering edible plants
accumulate knowledge and transmit it to new generations.
With the development of languages, human beings were able to
Instead of the potentially misleading term agricultural revolution, many anthropologists prefer the term
one hundred million
The mastery of agriculture led to a population explosion. From a sparse population of around four million in 10,000 BCE, the global figure rose by around 500 BCE to around
What individual believed that the gods had chosen him to "promote the welfare of the people... [and] to cause justice to prevail in the land?"
The later Mesopotamian people who built a large empire based on a powerful army with iron weapons and who made extensive use of terror were the
traded extensively with peoples as far away as Anatolia, Egypt, and India.
Evidence shows that the Mesopotamians
in Mesopotamia, prisoners of war, convicted criminals, and heavily indebted individuals were the three main sources for
Which of the following societies began the custom of embalming to preserve the body for its life after death?
Around 3100 BCE the conqueror of upper and lower Egypt founded ________, a city that would serve as the capital for early Egypt.
The most vigorous of all New Kingdom pharaohs was ______, who led his troops into Palestine and Syria and who even received tribute from the Mesopotamian city-states.
By spreading their language across a huge stretch of Africa, the Bantu played a role similar to that played by the
This dynasty made one of the first efforts to organize public life in China on a large scale; established the precedent for hereditary monarchical rule in China
Ended the period of warring states and brought China under tightly centralized rule, new dynasty founded in 221 BCE
They established hierarchical chiefdoms in the Pacific Islands, their languages can be traced to many Oceanic languages (arrived form Southeast Asia about 5000 years ago)
The first Austronesian migrants to sail out into the Pacific Ocean and establish settlements in the Pacific islands; sailed as far as Madagascar
Turned to agriculture cultivated root crops, kept pigs and chickens, was connected to Australia until about 10,000 years ago
Human settlers here maintained hunting and gathering societies until large numbers of Europeans settled there in the 19th and 20th centuries
Outlines the traditional Mayan view of the creation of the world (Finally decided to use maize and water as their ingredients)
This philosophy returned order to China after the Period of Warring states, collective punishment, clear and strict laws
His invasion of India in 327 BCE caused political chaos that led to the eventual unification of India
The law book for ancient Rome; uses many principles that we use today such as innocent until proven guilty
After the collapse of the western half of the Roman Empire, name the eastern half that survived for another thousand years...
26 generals who took power during the chaotic period; all died a terrible death except one who had a non-chaotic death
according to Procopius, two 6th century Christian monks undertook an elaborate smuggling operation to provide Byzantium with the knowledge to produce
A weapon used by the Byzantine empire, very powerful and deadly; used to hold off the Islams from taking total control
a system used that gave a certain amount of land (a theme) to generals and military leaders
no religious leader could follow Muhammad, so political authority rested in the position of the...
What new industry, transmitted to the Islamic world from China, was introduced during the Abbasid period?
the most important new crop introduced into China during the Tang and Sing periods was...
a technique used by women to show the male dominance; they would wrap their feet to produce deformed feet so they were unable to walk on their own; mainly used by wealthy
united all Mongol tribes into one of the biggest empires the world had seen; he set up a capital at Karakorum; he was a conqueror-not an administrator
traveled along the silk roads and greatly affected China, Europe, and the slave trade; most thought it was safe to travel along the silk roads due to Pox Mongolia, but the plague infected and devastated many societies
Venetian traveler, served on Kubali's court for around 2 decades, he tells stories about China and his experiences there (while on Kubali's court) while in prison and a book is written based on these stories which inspires Europe to want to know more about China and their culture- later influencing Europe greatly.
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