Beginnings Of Civilization

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Beginnings Of Civilization

  1. 1. The Past-How do we know about it? #1 Artifacts -objects left behind by people from the past “ ARCHIE” Archeologist
  2. 2. The Past-How do we know about it? #2 We read about it!
  3. 3. In the beginning, there was darkness…..
  4. 4. Prehistory pre = before history = the record of past events and times = NOT
  5. 5. What was life like? <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Nomadic </li></ul><ul><li>Small groups (20-30) </li></ul><ul><li>Few possessions (including food) </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone did the same thing </li></ul>This time period was known as the Paleolithic Age or the Old Stone Age . Then came…
  6. 6. FARMING
  7. 7. Neolithic Revolution or The New Stone Age Surplus food to use for trade Enough food to survive Lots of possessions Few possessions Stayed in one place Nomadic Neolithic Age Paleolithic Age
  8. 8. The Evolution of Civilizations Villages Towns Cities
  9. 9. Ancient Egypt Roman Empire Shang Dynasty
  10. 10. What makes a civilization? …… ..
  11. 11. The 8 Features of Civilization
  12. 12. Cities Rome Athens Timbuktu Machu Picchu Venice
  13. 13. Organized Government City Planning Politicians
  14. 14. Complex Religion Judaism Christianity Hinduism Buddhism
  15. 15. Job Specialization <ul><li>Doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyers </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Politicians </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Hunting and Gathering </li></ul>Neolithic Age Paleolithic Age
  16. 16. Social Classes
  17. 17. Art & Architecture Art Architecture
  18. 18. Public Works Works that benefit… who? the public
  19. 19. Writing System

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