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GEOG 1001 Feb.1 Environmental Transformation Goals: The environmental transformation o Agricultural revolution o The rise of cities Cultural Hearth A site of innovation from which basic ideas, materials, and technology diffuse to many cultures. *PAGE 13 in book The Fertile Crescent- located between Tigris and Euphrates Domestication of wheat 7000 B.C. Fertile Crescent Dehisce- shattering of the grains Human were self selecting People unconsciously helped spread the stronger version of wheat Domestication of Animals Earliest between 9000-8000 B.C. Sheep Why? 1. Religious purposes 2. Survive as pets 3. Humans are selecting and rejecting Three preconditions for a city 1. Reliable food source and supply 2. Social organization 3. Harness human labor Have to direct peoples/cities needs Sumer City State –UR Population- roughly 1 million UR located in current Iraq Social Hierarchy 1. Priestly -Administer city-feed animals -Solve irrigation disputes
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