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Rise of River Valley Civilizations
Transcript of Rise of River Valley Civilizations
photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Agriculture? What were the major physical and human factors that contributed to the development of Why? Humans settled by rivers Explain how agriculture affected human development Fertile land & irrigation Civilization developed
S ities overnment riting ocial structure eligion rt Neolithic Revolution Sedentary How did human life change once civilization developed? Safety
Stability because of Surplus and Specialization Stone Age What happened first? Old Stone Paleolithic Mesopotamia
China Where did this happen? River Valleys S S S Tigris, Euphrates Ur, Uruk, Babylon Polytheistic, theocracy Ziggurat Sumerians: Cuneiform Code of Hammurabi Pharaoh Pyramids Hieroglyphics Nile Harappa & Mohenjo-daro City-states No idea why collapsed Indus Dynasty - Pictographs Huang He Shang Hunter-gatherers Ice age = migration Domesticated animals Grew own food Hunter-gatherer Hebrews Monotheism (or Israelites) Mesopotamia Egypt Is this civilization?