1_Mesopotamia - First Learning Module Chaps. 1 & 2,...

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First Learning Module Chaps. 1 & 2, Introduction and Mesopotamia Chapter 1: Introduction The introduction covers the Neolithic period, when agriculture began. The consensus is that it developed first in Mesopotamia, with additional settlements in the Near East and Northern Mesopotamia (see map, p. 17 of the Rogers/Hollister textbook). A word on chronology: Your textbook gives you an accepted chronology for the Neolithic period – that is, from 8000-4000 B.C. However, other sources give different dates – as early as 10,000 B.C. and as late as 3000 B.C. This disagreement on chronology is especially notable in regards to ancient Egypt. Therefore, instead of focusing on very specific dates, I will frequently use the abbreviation c. = meaning “circa” or “about”. Terms for Definition (identify who or what, the date if any, and historical importance). These might be on a quiz. Paleolithic Age - before c. 8000 B.C. Neolithic Age , c. 8000-4000 B.C. Chapter 2: Mesopotamia Chronology: Sumerian civilization – c. 4000-2350 B.C. – city states appear Sargon unifies Sumer, c. 2350 – first known empire Old Babylonian period – c. 2000-1550 B.C. – Babylon becomes the capital and the reign of Hammurabi is the most important period (c. 1750B.C.).
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