Ch.1 Opening Ques

Ch.1 Opening Ques - Vedas Mahabharata (Great Deeds of the...

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Kanwal Mirza 8-21-07 Huma 1301 004 Ch.1 1. What are the landmarks of prehistory? Paleolithic culture o Making of tools and weapons (pg. 2) o Careful burial of dead (pg. 2) o Cave Paintings (pg. 2) Neolithic Culture o Transition from hunting-gathering phase to the agricultural-herding phase (pg. 3) o Development of “Earth Mother” concept (pg. 4) o Building of the Stonehenge (pg. 4) o Invention of writing (pg. 6) o Metal replaced stone and bone (pg. 7) 2. What are the landmarks of humankind’s first civilizations? Sumer o Epic of Gilgamesh (pg. 10) o Written law led to development of human rights (pg. 11) o New technology: Iron (pg. 12) Iron Age o Phoenician alphabet (pg. 13) o Hittites began minting coins (pg. 13) o Hebrews founded monotheism (pg. 13)
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Kanwal Mirza 8-21-07 Huma 1301 004 Ancient India o Literature (pg. 22)
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Unformatted text preview: Vedas Mahabharata (Great Deeds of the Bharata Clan) Ramayana (Song of Prince Rama) Upanishads o Pantheism and reincarnation (pg. 22) Ancient China o Literature (pg. 25) I jing Dao de jing (The Way and Its Power) o Daoism: The Way (pg. 25) 3. How have these landmarks shaped or influenced our present-day lives? These landmarks provided direction and a solid foundation for us to build upon. They provide us with diverse ideas and cultures to either accept or reject as our own; to improvise them and make them our own, while moving forward with the times. They supply us with roots to which we can trace back how weve reached the point, in reference to technology, literature, and religion, we have reached today....
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