Ancient Cities 9

Ancient Cities 9 - Ancient Cities 9/6/07 The First...

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Ancient Cities 9/6/07 The First Definable Cities: They first appear in the southern part of Mesopotamia, in the lower eluvian , the dirt that  forms the first layer of sediment that comes off of the bedrock of rivers. The southern eluvian is everything from Bagdad along the courses of rivers to the Persian  gulf. Were able to map out canal routes in the early cities Pottery is a good indication of date because of stylistic changes through time Cities don’t exist in isolation and usually consist of states or “city-states” City states is a consciousness of community state The bigger the city the more land Lots of cities developed and were expanding their territories which leads to a sort of arms  race within Mesopotamia followed by war which begins in the 3 rd  millennium, this also  lead to the creation of kingdom-states Long distance trade intensifies by the end of the 4
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course CLAR 120 taught by Professor Haggis during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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