ANCIENT HISTORY 1024
Dr. T. HARRINGTON BECKER
430 Major Williams
Ancient History 1024 examines the history and culture of the great civilizations of Egypt,
Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome from roughly 8,000 B.C.E. to 476 C.E.
Baptism of Pocahontas by John Gadsby Chapman
The painting of Pocahontass Baptism was painted by John Gadsby Chapman as part of the Rotunda
collection. This portrait was delivered to the capitol and also displayed in 1840. This painting is
a very powerful
Washington's Farewell Address 1796
Friends and Citizens:
The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United
States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed
Thinking about Movement
Geographers study movement by examining:
Systems - a pattern of routes that connect places together
(i.e. highway or river system, a container freight system)
Flow - the volume of peop
Population Pyramids: Which Pyramid am I
Which pyramid am I?
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Proportion of population aged 60 or over in 2012 and 2050
Thinking about Globalization
Some Simple Questions
How do you define globalization?
What is your opinion of globalization?
What does it mean to your everyday life?
Have you heard of the term glocalization?
Acombination of the words "globaliz
Goal: to develop a spatial perspective on the world around
you and the everyday spaces you experience.
Thinking about Regions
What is a Region?
an area on the earths surface that is defined by
certain unifying characteristics
The sense of place that hu
Why the slow down?
The timing of fertility declines in less development
countries is probably the key to the ultimate size of
the worlds population
The Classic Stages of Demographic Transition
T.R. Malthus, 1766-1834
An economist and English parson
An Essay on the Principle of
theory on population dynamics and
its relationship with the availability
A response to positivist theorists that
Test #1 - Format
Section A multiple choice. This section will be completed online (test and quizzes tab on Scholar). The
test will open at 11:00am on Thursday Sept 24 and close at 5:00pm on Friday Sept 25th. This is a timed test
Basic Geographic ideas,
traditions and terms
Human Geography: deals with the spatial
organization of human activities and with peoples
relationships with their environments.
This focus necessarily involves looking at natural
The Geography of Music
Music in relation to our Geographic Themes
spatial patterns of human and physical phenomena, how things are
Where are the blues played? How long have they been played in that
GEOG 1004: Introduction to Human Geography
Mandatory Assignment: Exploring the World with Gapminder
Student Name: _ Student Number: _
Due Date: October 27th
To introduce and examine the multifaceted dimensions of development and to discover th
Long essay for the First Exam
Civilization came into being as the societies grew, developed and became more and more
complex. By definition, civilization is a society which is in an advance state of social
development. To unde
*Pay attention to FIRSTs and EARLIESTs, DATES, places / regions for test question
From 8,000 BC to 476 AD
Survey of history (introduction to the Mediterranean world)
Key sites Themes (Gods / religion, government, accomplishments, rediscovery of these civi
The Agricultural Revolution: In Mesopotamia 8000 to 6000 BC Start of Neolithic Era (8000 to 4000 BC) Domestication of plants and animals Production of food in a set place and defined area, (Prior hunting and gathering, nomadic existence) Side effects? Pos
Egypt: Nile (fertile soil very close, causes tighter compaction of people), (geographical isolation + unification) 3100 BC Unification; first King / Pharaoh Narmer / Menes; Early Dynastic Period 2686 to 2181 BC Old Kingdom; Memphis capital, (idea that t
Pre-Old Kingdom: Namer first king of unified Egypt The Narmer Palette oldest Egyptian art, 3100 BC "earliest surviving image of a historic personage identified by name" Ceremonial slate / slab The back depicts Narmar as a victor about to club someone, Fal
Sphinx: Comes from word being "living image" Body of lion with a human head Situated on spiky spur of limestone (most likely sculpted on site from that limestone) 57 meters long, 20 meters high Image of the king, guardian of necropolis Excavation of Sphin
Summary: Gilgamesh built lots of ziggurats / towers, surrounded the city with high walls, established `prima nocta' (first night) Enkidu wild man, civilized by encounter with a harlot, enraged by Gilgamesh's corruption, challenges him, is defeated and the
Epic a poem, with a central figure who more or may not be heroic that goes through trials in the search of something, gods and goddesses play a role usually interfering with mortals, long, (conventions repetition, so you can remember it, because first one
Second Millennium Mesopotamia 2000 to 1000 BC Period of great transformation Israelites and Greek become important in second millennium Old Babylonian Empire: Amorites take over Mesopotamian city-states Babylon the capital Rises to prominence under Hammur
The Hittites: Second Millennium Power in Anatolia (Turkey) Background: 2nd millennium people of Anatolia (central Turkey) Recently emerging from obscurity Cuneiform tablets and hieroglyphics tablets (not Egyptian hieroglyphics) 1947 discovery of bilingual
EGYPT: First Intermediate Period: 2181-2040 BC Powerful family in Herkleopolis, south of Memphis This family holds South, provides stability, promotes Egyptian literature New family in Thebes as competitors, 2150 BC Second Millennium Includes: Middle King