HIEU201 Lectures

HIEU201 Lectures - HIEU 201 August 27, 2008 Course...

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HIEU 201 August 27, 2008 Course Introduction: Western Civilization 1. “Western” a. b. c. 2. “Civilization” a. “Civis” in Greek b. Complex social structure c. Government d. Art e. Religion 3. Chronology ~4.4 million years ago: Earliest hominids 800,000 years ago: First humans in Europe ~100,000 years ago: Homo sapiens sapiens 40,000-10,000 B.C.: Upper Paleolithic Era 10,000-2500 B.C.: Neolithic Era 3,500-3,000 B.C.: First Civilizations 3,500-3,100 B.C.: First Writing in Mesopotamia 3,300-3,200 B.C.: First Writing in Egypt 4. Origins, to ~3000 B.C. a. Hominid Origins i. The first – African origin in Rift Valley b. Archaic Humans In Europe i. 80,000 years ago ii. Ice Age iii. Early offensive Tods iv. Sign of religious burial c. Upper Paleolithic to 10,000 B.C i. Hunters and gatherers 1. Nomadic tools – stones 2. Complex social organization – under leadership of one leader ii. The original “affluent society”? 1.
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