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Unformatted text preview: tions of women with exaggerated hips and breasts, convincing evidence that the agro-pastoral comunities at the time were very much concerned about fertility as a fundamental principle of survival. This type of fertility symbol-called a mother goddess by some-appeared in the Near East at the end of the 9th millennium and continued in various related styles of representation for several more millennia. B . Terra cotta wagons 2500 BCE. Carts were developed towards the end of the 4th millennium. At f rst, they were drawn by asses or oxen, which were preferable for transporting heavy loads. The two-wheeled model is called a cart. Since wagons were slow going no more than 15 km per day, and could be used only on fairly F at land. It was more pro f table to transport goods on the backs of asses, since these animals could travel over uneven terrain and cover a distance of 20 km per day....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST 302 taught by Professor Jensic during the Summer '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Summer '10