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Morett, Xavier P.5 AP World History August 31, 2013 Chapter 1 Outline- Human Prehistory to the Early Civilizations I. The Foundations era (the earliest part of mankind’s history), saw the rise and advancement of the human race. Mankind started off using stone tools while traveling in small, hunter-gatherer societies during the Paleolithic age, but the advancement of tools and the invention of agriculture allowed for these societies to settle down and build early civilizations. These ancient civilizations and their numerous achievements laid down the foundation for future civilizations. II. Civilizations and Countries a) Tigris-Euphrates Civilization/Mesopotamia (Middle East) i. 3500 BCE: The Sumerians settle and form the civilization ii. 3300 BCE: Sumerians invent the first form of human writing iii. 2330 BCE-550 BCE: Constant turmoil (especially between 1200 and 900 BCE) and constant shift of power over the civilization between multiple groups, including the Akkadians, the Babylonians (which introduced the most famous early code of law), the Assyrians, and the Persians. iv. 2100 BCE- Indo-European peoples press in from the north and Semitic people from the south b) Nile River Valley/Egypt (Middle East) i. 3000 BCE-3100 BCE: Formation of the Civilization ii. 2700 BCE: Pharaohs (Egyptian kings) begin building pyramids for
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