Week 4 Early Aegean Civilization

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Early Aegean Civilization (week 4) 17:03 - A LOT of mountains in Greece and coast of Asia Minor - Societies that developed relatively distant from each other o Not easily expandable or connectable - World of islands (water)   not isolated. o Travel taking places around shores of islands… stepping stones for traveling.  Contact with great civilizations of south and east. o Navigation is by sight of the coast (“traveled with one oar touching the shore”) Mediterranean: shallow, so storms pick up really quick and very rocky. - Incredible amounts of movement; contact between this area and mesopotamia  but this area has no large centers of power
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- Individual islands that form civilizations AGRICULTURE – vineyards (bad soil, under pressure):  grapes, wine, olive,  grain, hard wheat  that can handle unpleasant winters and extremely hot/dry  summers,  chicken, goats, fish  (supplemental to diet of these regions… coastal  fishing, no deep sea fishing) Difficult to make living on fishing b/c lack of fishing technology. Early settlements:
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course HIST1A 221-004-20 taught by Professor Geary during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.

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