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Take Home Test: Chris Lightfoot Section 3 History ID’s Neolithic Revolution The Neolithic Revolution was the gradual change from the hunter-gatherer way of finding food to the growing and domestication of plants and animals. From 10,000-5000 B.C, this revolution, like most successful revolutions, opened possibilities of changing the way people lived, from nomadic to stationary, tribes to small cities, and small cities to civilizations. Hunter-gatherer societies became more and more complex, many tribes’ created stationary settlements, which created a population boom in these tribes settlements. The need for food was greater than ever, which led these ancient people towards domestication of specific foods. The first foods to be domesticated were thought to be wheat and barley, for animal’s dogs, for they were very useful in hunting. After wheat and barley came beans and other animals. The domestication of these animals and plants sprouted up in Mesopotamia, on the Fertile Crescent. The Fertile Crescent, as stated in the name, was a perfect place for this revolution to start, for the land and rainfall was prime for agriculture. This area in the Middle East is where the first settlements popped up, where agriculture was first invented. The Neolithic Revolution was incredibly important to the people of the ancient world, and to us living in present day. This event shaped human kind, as we know it now, and created a new way of living, a higher life expectancy, birth rate, and the revolution paved the way for civilizations and human societies and cultures. The Amarna Reform With great power comes great responsibility. It also brings power struggles, social unrest, and addicted politicians. In the fourteenth century B.C, kings, priests, and authoritarian positions struggled over the reigning power of the Egyptian Kingdom. Bloodshed and social unrest caused a need for reformations in the ancient Egypt world. The leader of this reformation was King Amenhotep, the great grandson of Thutmose the third. The rise of popularity and power of the god Amun-Re granted it the chief deity of the New Kingdom. His priests had been rewarded with much land and wealth because of the god’s newfound popularity, which made the priests more powerful then the actual pharos of Egypt. The king replaced Amun-Re with the god of the sun disc, Aten, and changed his name to Akhetaten (pleasing Aten). The reform went on for years, but ended with Akhetaten passing. The Amarna Reform was a first for a handful of events in human history. The reform was the first large uprising of a different religious sect, showing religion was gaining power in the world of humans, and it was the first silencing of a religious uprising. The Armarna Reform was most importantly the first power struggle between church and state, in which we have debates and issues around the world with politics and religious power in government.
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Zoroastrianism Zoroastrianism was a highly developed and morally sound religion, beginning in
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2011 for the course HISTORY 222 taught by Professor Dr.courtwright during the Spring '11 term at Iowa State.

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