August 22 handout: Settling down: rivers and cities
Settlement, pastoralism, and Trade
Development of citiesthe basic pattern
Whats a river basin and why are they so important for early cities?
What makes a city a city? Whats special about these earl
August 19: Prehistory, food, and agriculture
Hunting and gathering lifestyle
What are the upsides and downsides of the hunting and gathering lifestyle?
What do we know about early human life from remaining art and artifacts? What kind
of art and ar
September 7 handout: Thinking about societies: new religions and ideas
New types of questionswhat do we mean?
- Rise of teachers and thinkers
- What was the role of political turmoil in creating new ideas?
Critiques of Vedic SocietyJainism and
August 29 handout: Creating identities: religion and social organizationMesopotamia and
Nomads and Territorial States
- What caused the collapse of the cities?
- What happened when nomad groups interacted with city people?
- What ty