Human Geography 1123 - 2.22-25.08

Human Geography 1123 - 2.22-25.08 - Human Geography 1123...

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Human Geography 1123 February 22 and 25, 2008 1. Hearth – origin from where movement occurs a. Generally major river valleys where a permanent food supply can be established b. Considered the center of agricultural regions (6500 BP) c. There are four major hearth areas: i. Egypt (the Nile) ii. Mesopotamia (Tigris and Euphrates rivers) iii. India (the Indus and Ganges rivers) iv. China (the Shang and Yangtzee rivers) 2. Semitic Tribes a. 3400 – 2900 BP i. Were responsible for the development of Western culture b. Earliest humans i. Appeared 1.7 – 2 million years ago 3. Migration a. Usually on a small scale i. Most commonly internal (not moving out of a specific country or region) b. There are two factors which influence migration: i. Push factors – what cause people to leave one place for another ii. Pull factors – what cause people to go to one place from another c. A migrant’s perception of home and destination nary depending on area being considered or other circumstances
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