Chapter 1 - World Civilization Chapter 1 Introduction o...

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Introduction o Western European civilizations developed subjects including astronomy, mathematics, geometry, trigonometry, engineering, religious practices and social organizations. Lacked recording their learning and writing systems Lack of knowledge about the civilizations o Innovations in the Near East Included the lands bordering the Mediterranean’s eastern shore, the Arabian peninsula, parts of northeastern Africa and Mesopotamia Invention of writing by the Sumerians Allowed knowledge to be preserved and passed on in the west Writing is the reason that the Near East is so valuable to history o China had similar advances to those in the Near East o Civilizations in the Near East and China were the building blocks of Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Hittites. Atmosphere where the civilizations would expand on the old, while adding in new ideas and beliefs From Caves to Towns o Paleolithic period. 400,000 BCE people were making primitive stone tools Period lasted until about 7000 BCE People would survive as nomadic hunters, living in caves and temporary shelters o
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course UGC 111 taught by Professor Bono during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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Chapter 1 - World Civilization Chapter 1 Introduction o...

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