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Hum Hist I 11 ho 6 - Human History Week 4 lecture 2 The age...

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Human History Week 4, lecture 2 The age of godlike kings 1/26/11 The divergence of early farming societies in the Lucky Latitudes from the rest of human societies Consequences of domestication similar everywhere Domestication leads to population growth Within 2,000 years of domestication beginning, villages grow from a few hundred to a few thousand (by 6500 BCE, Çatalhöyük [Turkey] in Hilly Flanks has 3,000 people) Total population of agricultural regions grows and spreads out: e.g., farming spreads from Hilly Flanks to Atlantic coast between 9000 and 4500 BCE; from Yellow- Yangzi valleys to Korea and Thailand between 6000 and 1500 BCE Steady improvement agricultural techniques—alternating grains and beans; better threshing, sieving, polishing; woven clothes; use of animals for power, milk, cheese Rising living standards; elaboration of cuisine, art The not-so-lucky latitudes? Also rise of more organized violence between communities, fortifications, weapons Change in lifestyles—women spend more time pregnant, childrearing, processing
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course IHUM 69 taught by Professor Morris during the Winter '10 term at Stanford.

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Hum Hist I 11 ho 6 - Human History Week 4 lecture 2 The age...

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