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Unformatted text preview: Civilizations What is a Civilization? • Civilization: Culture that has attained a elegance of complexity o Elements of civilization • Spet • System writing • Monumental architecture • Economy • Art • Government Audio recording started: 11:21 AM Wednesday, June 04, 2008 Key Terms: • Paleolithic • First Agricultural • Revolution • Patrilineal • Matrilineal • Collective Responsibility • Animism • Shamans • Stonehenge • Bronze • Pictographs • Reed • Cuneiform • Polytheism • Scribes • Ziggurats Pre-literate Societies • Preliterate Society and Religion o Social organization o Family was basic Social Unit • Family small • Extended family Provided more security with protection in numbers More people to provide in event of disaster • Clan Large grouping of extended families • If connected by fathers was patrilineal • If connected by mothers was matrilineal Eventually formed tribes • Neolithic Culture o Law and Government • Believed in collective responsibility All power not in hands of one individual...
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2008 for the course HIST 1110 taught by Professor Bartlett during the Summer '07 term at Kennesaw.
- Summer '07
- Fertile Crescent