Ancient Cities 1

Ancient Cities 1 - Ancient Cities 8/30/07 Household...

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Ancient Cities 8/30/07 Household importance The household itself is an important aspect of the Neolithic The household remains important when large cities begin to develop, organization and social interaction can be traced into the Neolithic societies Shift from relying on community to more inclusive behavior within the household We don’t find public buildings, or central courtyards Why Burial? Complex art, plaster covered skulls, painted with shells for eyes, that are imported resting pattern is intermural burial, and the process of secondary burial Textiles and grains are being exchanged Why aren’t things like Jericho called cities? No writing No administration or government is evident When we turn to actual cities the first indication of cities is some form of writing , also localized with buildings we can associate with a central authority Social identification is suggested through writing Power goes to people who can read Lack clear associated things to call it a city
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