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Test of Time

We test da time
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Azraf Chowdhury

on 21 September 2012

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12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Test of Time By: Azraf Chowdhury, Rachel Johnson,
Jaymon Rodriguez, and Nick Whitteberry, 1.What is an archetype? How have they shaped literature and culture both yesterday (the past) and today?

2.How do the eight steps in the heroic journey appear in various forms of literature and culture both yesterday (the past) and today?

3.What archaeological evidence is available to support man's gradual evolution and adaption of hunting-gathering methods and technology to the emerging climate changes during the Paleolithic era? What effect did this have on global migration patterns of early humans?

4.What led to the rise of agrarian/pastoral villages during the Neolithic period? How did this lead to the rise of more complex economic and social systems?

5.What effect does this have on the rise of civilizations? What effect did the geography and environment of a region have on the the rise of the first states/city-states and civilizations? What and how did culture influence the rise of each society, specifically laws, language, literature, religion, myths, and monumental art? T.O.T
A group of young adults
Research the Paleolithic and Neolithic era
Construct and conduct experiments to test past life
Presented through videos Video One Clay Tablets Earliest known writing came from the Sumerians in the Mesopotamia area around the fourth millennium B.C.E.
To keep track of taxes,supplies,and commercial transactions
Experimented with pictographs
Recorded on clay tablets with a stylus made of reed
The word "cuneiform" describes the style of writing, "wedge Shaped" Video Two Video Three Our Experimentation Wrote pictograph stories
In our own Cuneiform writing on clay tablets
Judges try to read and analyze
Who would survive in Mesopotamia as a scribe Our Experimentation Experimented with 3 different ancient fire starting techniques
Bow drill
Flint and steel
Hand drill
Analyzed which one worked best
Which one Paleolithic people where more likely to use The Caste System Around 1500 B.C.E. nomadic worriers, the Aryans, appeared in northern India and settled in the Indus valley
Aryans
Clever
Created a social class system
Most intelligent - assigned to teach the others
The bravest - selected to protect their kin
The physically fit - destined the job of labor.
All the others became
Farmers
Produced materials
Went into the system of trade and barter Our Experimentation Video Four Mesopotamian Weaponry Battle Axe
Hand Axe
Short Bow
Dagger
Short Sword
Sword
Two-Handed Sword
Mace
Club
Javelin
Lance
Pole Arm
Sling
Spear
Staff Video Five Principle Shaddix Brahmins Siebenbruner Baker Siegfried Kshatriyas Jones Mr. B Grosso Pickett Vaisyas Tricity Malik Azraf Rachel Jaymon Nick Sudras Untouchables Coach Carroll Agriculture While Sumerian cities were still thriving, agriculture was essential.
In 3200-2350 B.C.E. a dozen Sumerian cities controlled the area.
But because the population size had increased and agriculture was so important, all the cities became city- states.
By 2000 B.C.E. all of Mesopotamia was filled with agriculture. Women started nurturing plants instead of just collecting them
Men started to gather game and domesticate animals Slash and burn cultivation - slash the bark on a stand of trees in a forest and later burn the dead tress to the ground
The weed-free patch resulted to be very fertile and produced an abundance of harvest.
After a few years weed invaded the ground and the soil became infertile
The people then moved to another forest and repeated the procedure. Wheat- spread to southeast Asia to Iran to northeastern India, 5000 B.C.E.
Rice-southern china to southeast Asia in 3000 bce., then to India in 1500 B.C.E.
Maize- Mesoamerica to the southwestern USA by 1200 B.C.E, eastern woodlands of north America by 100 C.E Our Video... Video Six Building Structures Temple Courts and public people Two story houses One story homes Lower class homes Fertile land Our Experimentation Video Seven Hunting and Gathering Estimated it takes four hours per day for people to hunt and gather for necessary food
Population was small because they were so dependent on nature, there were many risks
Drought
Famine
Disease
Floods
Extreme temps
Sumerians were the first culture to quit hunting and gathering food and begin cultivation
30,000- current numbers of hunters and gatherers Our Experimentation Our Video... Our Experimentation Went into the wild
Built our own weapons
Used -
Sticks
Branches
Rocks
Pocket knives
Thin Rope Created a video that described where agriculture originated and diffused from in the paleolithic and neolithic era Video Eight Archetypes Water
Purification
Growth
Fertility
Redemption Sun
Rising sun- Birth
Setting Sun- Death
Enlightenment Heroic Journey Outcast- loner
Scapegoat- person/persons that always blamed others
Hero- good guy
Villan- bad guy
Star crossed lovers
Shrew- annoying wife/Girlfriend Our website... rjohnson8.wix.com/test-of-time Hammurabi's law One of several sets of laws in the Ancient Near East
Created so everyone knew what was expected of them
One of the earliest works of "government"(similar to our modern day constitution)
Judicial decisions of the king
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. If a man puts out the eye of another man, put his own eye out

Our Experimentation A student barrows a teachers pencil
Student breaks pencil
Teacher gives student a death penalty
A student breaks another students pencil
In return the second student breaks the first students pencil i only saw two. but they were really good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KEqMYHVkAw oh you saw them....
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