Western Civilizations Essay Outlines - Test 1

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Essay Topic Outlines-Test #1 Western Civilizations Question #1: Paleolithic vs. Neolithic Eras: Subsistence: o P: hunter-gatherer societies, nomadic, followed their food, no domestic animals, all engaged in basic activities of the group food and tools o N: Agricultural Revolution, permanent/semi-permanent settlements, started to produce their own food Society and Culture: o P: artwork (cave paintings, Venus figurines), religious ideas, made better tools, societies of small bands of h-g’s, problems/fights: groups would split into smaller groups o N: store/accumulate wealth, trade, stable and complex communities, specialization, status, rank, switch from h-g society to one that produces own food leads to stability cities, writing, roles, etc., because they stay put can develop society and remove all focus from food Question #2: Nile Valley vs. Tigris-Euphrates: Differences in geography=differences in civilization: o Religion: NV: revered gods because not afraid of natural environment, predictable
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 121 taught by Professor Tokareva during the Fall '07 term at Mary Washington.

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