Final Paper - Jesus Campos 1 Extended Paper Jesus Campos...

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Jesus Campos 1 Extended Paper Jesus Campos Richard J. Daley College Dr. Lipmanovich, Y./Humanities 201 Section CC 7 December 2005
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Jesus Campos 2 PART I 1. Describe Paleolithic and Neolithic periods as fully as you can. The Paleolithic period is considered to be the early stone age in human-life history. It started nearly about two million years ago and it was predominant by stone-cutting tools which gave humans control over their surroundings. In the beginning of the Paleolithic period, humans began to develop the ability to remember the past, imagine the future and to express those ideas. This set the beginning stage of art. Humans started to create stone tools that had symmetrical and very unique shapes. In the Paleolithic period we found mostly paintings of animals and the surroundings of mankind, which we called naturalism. In the Neolithic period we found humans transitioning from the old stone age to what we know as the new stone age. This is considered to be the major turning point in human history. The Neolithic period has its beginnings in the Middle East between 9000 and 6000 B.C.E. Here people went from being hunters to being farmers. Because humans did not have to follow animals wherever they went, they settled in one place and started building houses to live in. This set the beginning of architecture. Also, since they needed to make life easier around the farm they started building simple machines to accomplish this, setting also the beginnings of engineering and technology. The Neolithic period gave birth to a new form of art. Because farmers needed to store their harvest and seeds during the winter time, they started making pottery. At first these articles were made out of clay. Later humans started incorporating abstract designs on their pottery. 2. What makes Egyptian civilization so memorable and so special? What is the difference between the Mesopotamian ziggurats and the Egyptian Pyramids? One of the things that made Egyptian civilization so memorable was their unique architecture. Because Egyptian civilization was surrounded by desert all around, they did not have any architectural or cultural influences from any other civilizations that lived at the same time. Egyptians were able to build the greatest architectural marbles in
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Jesus Campos 3 mankind history: the great pyramids. They used these pyramids to burry their pharaohs. Also the religious beliefs of Egyptians make their civilization so memorable. Egyptians believed in life after death. They practiced mummification which is a form of preservation for the body. They also buried their pharaohs along with their precious and valuable items so that they could be used in the afterlife. Egyptians art characterized for the painting of humans with animal features. Also their human paintings were completely frontal. They portrayed each object and each part of the human body from what they identified as its most characteristic angle. The main difference between Mesopotamian ziggurats and Egyptian pyramids is that
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