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What is Culture?

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Marshall A. Canosa

on 25 August 2015

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Transcript of What is Culture?

What is Culture?
A people's unique way of life
What is a civilization?
The process by which a society or place reaches an advanced stage of social development and organization.
Characteristics of the Paleolithic Era:
1. Hunters and Gatherers
2. Nomadic
3. Polytheistic
4. Gender Equality
This is 95% of Human History
Characteristics of Neolithic Revolution:
1. The advancement of agriculture
2. Growth of Civilizations/Cities
3. Mainly Polytheistic, beginning of Monotheism
4. Conflicts between Cities
5. Conflicts between Pastoral and Agricultural Societies
6. Male Dominated Society
7. Timelines and Calendars
8. Socio-Economic Inequality
5. Circle of Life Time Frame
Five Characteristics of an Advanced Civilization
1. Advanced Cities
2. Specialized Workers
3. Complex Institutions
4. Record Keeping
5. Advanced Technologies
One of the most important advances of technology is the creation of language--oral and written
--Cuneiform -- Mesopotamia
--Hieroglyphics -- Egypt
--Alphabets -- Phoenicians, Chinese
--Symbols -- Mesoamerica, Asian Civilizations, Indus Valley
Fertility Symbols
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