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Paleolithic     Neolithic  Early River Valleys Civilizations    Classic Civilizations  

 Hunting & Gathering

Believed in Afterlife

Change from nomidic to settlements 

Learned how to farm     

Population grew as the food supply increased.    


Ancient Egypt: Crash Course World History #4


Ancient Greece  

The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5   

    Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3   
 The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #1   Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2  
                                                                                                                                                   Hellenistic Age  
                                                                                                       Pharoah                                                     Topography - Mountainous terrain led to diverse types of Government
Artifacts                             Lead to permanent Settlements                Hieroglyphics                                              Sparta -  Military, Helots (slaves)
Nomadic                            Domestication of animals                         Pyramids                                                    Athens - Direct Democracy
Archeologists                     Government                                            Nile - transportation                                                Trial by Jury (Socrates)
Mary & Loius Leakey          Characteristics of Civilizations                  Irrigation  systems                                                  Philosophers - Socrates  Know Thyself, Question                                             
  found "Lucy"                        *Cities                                                Trade - Grapes, citris                                                                    Plato - Wrote "The Republic", Aristocracy                                        
                                      * Traditional economic system                    Polytheistic                                                                                 Aristotle - Taught Alexander the Great
                                               (poeple do what has been done                                                                                                                          - Balance in all things.
                                                in the past ex. farming, fishing)
                                             * Surplus farming 
                                             * Urbanization 
                                               Organized Religion                                                                                     

----------------------------------------10,000 BCE----------------------------------------2,500 BCE-----------------------------------------------------500 CE---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                                                                   Mesopotamia (Tigris Euphrates Rivers)

                                                                                                        Fertile Crescent  

                                                                                                        Cradle of Civilization

                                                                                                            Sumerians, Babyloneons 

                                                                                                            Hamarabi's code                                                                                                                                     Dark Ages or Early Middle Ages                         Cru

                                                                                                        Cuineform                                                         ----------------------------------------------------------Ancient Rome -----------------------------------------------------------                                                  
                                                                                                        Indus River Valley- Planned Cities
                                                                                                        Yellow River Valley
                                                                                                             Loess (yellow sand from desert)
                                                                                                             Fertile Land
                                                                                                             Shang Dynasty