1-18-08 - History 1001 January 18, 2008 ANCIENT NEAR...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
History 1001 January 18, 2008 ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN CIVILIZATIONS I. The West - Europe, North Africa, Middle East (Asia) - area around Mediterranean Sea II. Origins: When/Where to begin? - c. 8500 BC – Domestication of animals - c. 8000 BC – Jericho - c. 6500 BC – Catal Huyuk 5,000 people, many bull shrines - c. 3200 BC – first written documents - from Sumerians in Mesopotamia - written evidence is best III. Early Civilizations 1. Mesopotamia Includes the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers First civilizations Modern day Iraq The landscape was a low region in the south – not much rainfall. Rivers were unpredictable. They could not count on rainfall for crops. People needed organization to live there – needed to know how to use irrigation to farm. Dug canals and had to constantly maintain them because of river silt. The geography and climate helped create civilization – tough but people worked together Large cities that are rule by powerful kings – organization leader
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

1-18-08 - History 1001 January 18, 2008 ANCIENT NEAR...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online