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Mesopotamia and Babylon History 101 January 13, 2010
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Mesopotamia and Babylon What Makes a “Civilization”? The Stone Age Mesopotamia
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What Makes a Civilization? First: the “West,” B.C. (B.C.E), A.D. (C.E.), c., and r. Latin civis (“citizen”) Writing and remembering “prehistory” to circa 3000 B.C. Nothing is without a history, of course! People need to tell us what they have done . Law and political organization “civility” Survival and religion
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The Stone Age Late Paleolithic (“Old Stone”) Age circa 35,000 B.C. to circa 10,000 B.C. nomads (“hunter-gatherers”) and game figurative artwork specialized tools Neolithic (“New Stone”) Age circa 8000 B.C. to circa 6000 B.C. nomads became settlers why did they settle down? herds moved northward warmer climate in Fertile Crescent: the cultivation of grain what happens when people stay put?
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Paleolithic Art Cave in Lascaux, France, c. 15,000 to 13,000 B.C.
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