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Stearns – Chapter One

Directions:  Read Chapter One: From Human Pre- History to The Early Civilizations in your textbook and answer the following inquiries in complete sentences.  Your responses must be either typewritten double spaced, or neatly written in blue or black ink. Responses written in pencil or odd colored inks will not be accepted.  You may email your responses if wish at your own risk, but you are responsible whether your responses are received or not.

PART ONE:

1.       How and where did agricultural societies first emerge?

2.      How did sedentary agriculture lead to societal changes?

3.      What are the characteristics of civilization and where did the first ones arise?

4.      How did geography influence the rise of Civilizations?

5.      What political, social, economic, and religious institutions emerged?

6.      What social hierarchies, gender relationships, and societal inequities emerged?

7.      How did civilized culture survive the rise and fall of regional states?

PART TWO:

Examine “Mesopotamia in Maps” on p. 17 of your text and answer the following:

a.       Why is Mesopotamia exposed to attack?

b.      What benefit resulted from having larger empires?

c.       Why would this region be a crossroad? With what results?