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History 2: The History of World History 2: The History of World Civilizations Since 1500 Civilizations Since 1500
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World History World History The history of the human species goes back 250,000–300,000 years and is usually divided into three phases. Paleolithic Agricultural Industrial
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Paleolithic Age Paleolithic Age Paleolithic age constitutes 95 percent  Paleolithic age constitutes 95 percent  of human history of human history 250,000 to 12,000 years ago 250,000 to 12,000 years ago gathering and hunting gathering and hunting settlement of every major  settlement of every major  landmass landmass construction of the first human  construction of the first human  societies societies
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Agricultural Age Agricultural Age Age of agriculture  began about 12,000  years ago domesticated  plants and  animals became  the main source of  human food fundamentally  reshaped human  experience
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Industrial Age Industrial Age •modern industrial age  began around 1750 •vast increase in  productivity, wealth, and  human control over  nature •has also fundamentally  reshaped the human  experience •“The most important  event in human history.   (Eric Hobsbawm)
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World History World History •History 2   focuses on the last centuries of the agricultural  era and on the modern industrial age (1500-present). •The planetary-global-world history perspective has  become increasingly prominent among those who study  the past.
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Why Why World World History? History?
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course HISTORY 2 taught by Professor Hill during the Spring '10 term at Irvine Valley College.

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