Agricultural Revolution

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Agricultural Revolution 1
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Genesis  as Critique of History Another basis of knowledge of earliest  times? Inequality of men and women is unnatural Labor over/against nature is unnatural War is unnatural >the results of sin (i.e., separation) 2
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The People v. Gilgamesh Gilgamesh does not leave a girl to her mother(?) The daughter of the warrior, the bride of the young man, the gods kept hearing their complaints, so the gods of the heavens implored the Lord of Uruk [Anu]        "You have indeed brought into being a mighty wild  bull, head raised!        "There is no rival who can raise a weapon against  him.        "His fellows stand (at the alert), attentive to his  (orders!) 3
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Separation of ruler and ruled Hunter-gatherers -- no kings Early agriculture -- warrior leaders kept in  check by community (elders) Who were the heads of the Iroquois nation?  Civilization: rulers as powers over the  people Religion: People are slaves of the gods 4
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and (the gods) called out to [goddess] Aruru:       "it was you, Aruru, who created mankind(?),       now create a zikru to it/him.       Let him be equal to his (Gilgamesh's) stormy  heart,       let them be a match for each other so that  Uruk may find peace!" 5
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Creation of Enkidu Aruru washed her hands, she pinched off some  clay, and threw it into the wilderness. In the wildness(?) she created valiant Enkidu, born of Silence, endowed with strength by  Ninurta. His whole body was shaggy with hair, he had a full head of hair like a woman, his locks billowed in profusion like Ashnan. 6
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He knew neither people nor settled living, but wore a garment like Sumukan." He ate grasses with the gazelles, and jostled at the watering hole with the  animals; as with animals, his thirst was slaked with  (mere) water. 7
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