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Published on September 8, 2008

Author: mswojo

Source: slideshare.net

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Brief, introductory ancient civs slideshow for class 9.08.08

Ancient Civilizations Key points

Big Ideas in Early Civilizations Generally developed same functions Formal government Writing Cities Patriarchal family structures

Generally developed same functions

Formal government

Writing

Cities

Patriarchal family structures

 

 

Three Kinds of Contact Local or long-distance trade Migration and invasion Direct trade, diplomatic relations, military activity

Local or long-distance trade

Migration and invasion

Direct trade, diplomatic relations, military activity

 

 

Local or long-distance trade Learned about new technologies from contact Diffusion Agricultural techniques spread New crops

Learned about new technologies from contact

Diffusion

Agricultural techniques spread

New crops

 

 

Migration and invasion Both occurred frequently in the Middle East Changes in language Spread of technology through migration

Both occurred frequently in the Middle East

Changes in language

Spread of technology through migration

Trade, diplomacy and military activity Mesopotamia and Egypt had contact through all three Mesopotamia and Egypt probably interacted with Greece Some trade between Mesopotamia and the Indus River Valley

Mesopotamia and Egypt had contact through all three

Mesopotamia and Egypt probably interacted with Greece

Some trade between Mesopotamia and the Indus River Valley

Conclusions Contact was not sustained Diffusion responsible for social and economic shifts No major changes in religion, politics or science as a result of contact

Contact was not sustained

Diffusion responsible for social and economic shifts

No major changes in religion, politics or science as a result of contact

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