September 5 - September 5, 2007 Mesopotamia & Egypt NE...

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September 5, 2007 o Earliest to evolve complex and durable governments City-state – permanent settlement controlling surrounding territory Empire – artificial unification o Cultural achievements Economy – specialization, trade Records – monuments (statues, murals); literature (Sumer 3400, Egypt 3100 BCE) Art/science – most early advantages Evidence of influence o Literature Themes, genres, characters Flood stories o Material Technology – crops, animals, metallurgy (bronze, iron), shipping Art/music – media, technique, motifs Architecture – math, techniques, designs Major contact points: Cyprus, Crete, Sicily, Greek trading outposts ( emporia ) Civilizations c7000 BCE: Catal Huyuk: early town o 5-10,000 people 3500: Sumerian city-states o Irrigation agriculture o Large cities: Uruk, Elam, Ur (50,000 by 2900) o Semi-stable monarch in form of priest-kings o Literature develops in response to a complex society
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