• Pre- History

    Sample Note Taking

    A. Who Studies History?  http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/02/travel/space-archaeologist-unlocks-secrets- space archaeologists
         1.  Archealogists- Artifacts
         2.  Linguists- Language
         3.  Economists- How decisions were made?
         4.  Political Scientists- How history can be used by governments today?
         5.  Cultural Anthropologists- Why do people live as they do?
         6.  Historians- Researching the past?  (For example - Who were the headless Romans of York?)
    B. Pre- History: Paleolithic Age (2.5 million B.C.E.- 8,000 B.C.E.)
         1.  Lucy Remains from 3.6 million years ago- Mary Leaky's discovery in 1970's
         2.  The Iceman of the Alps discovered in 1992- Otzi- https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/13/europe/otzi-the-iceman-last-meal/index.html  
         3.  Stone Age advancements- tools, fire
    C.  Neolithic Revolution (8,000 B.C.E.- 3,000 B.C.E.)- Khan Academy Neolithic Revolution 
         1.  Evidence of Civilization-
             a.  Agriculture
             b.  Tools
             c.  Domestication of Animals
             d.  Job Specialization
        2.  Importance of studying Neolithic times-  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8e2z75V8iI- caveman commercial
             a.  Story of Us
             b.  Impact of technology on societies' standard of living
             c.  When does history start? 
    D.  Key Compenents of a Civilization- National Geographic Article
    • Specialization of Labor
    • Social Structures
    • Complex Institutions- legal system, religion, etc
    • Written Records
    • Language
    • Large Population
    • Advanced Technology
    • Maybe the First Settlement Catal Hayek
    E.  Impact of Geography/ Topography on Society (and vice- versa)
       1.  Land - mountains, deserts, valleys, continents, isthmuses, archipelagoes
       2.  Water Ways- rivers, oceans, seas, canals
       3.  Climate- arid, monsoons, flooding
       4.  Human Interaction with Surrounding Environment
    F. Early River Civilizations


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