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Beginnings of Civilization
Transcript of Beginnings of Civilization
Unit 1: Foundations of Civilization
THE RISE OF CITIES
8 FEATURES OF CIVILIZATION
SPREAD OF CIVILIZATION
CIVILIZATION & CHANGE
a main feature of civilization
farmers created surplus - increases population
villages became cities
first cities develop around rivers & river valleys
created laws, taxes, etc
bricklayers, soldiers, artisans, merchants, etc
hierarchy based on job
(priests > nobles > artisans > slaves)
temples = strength/power
rulers ordered building projects
(irrigation, roads, walls, bridges)
scribes used for record keeping
used pictographs at first
however, nomads still existed
everyone did not become "civilized"
interactions among people
environmental changes force interactions
following permanent villages, the next major advancement:
complex, highly organized social order
Arts & Architecture
spread of ideas, tech, customs, etc.