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Comparing Paleolithic and Neolithic Peoples. San Rock Art vs. Gilgamesh, Hammurabi, and Babylon. Hammurabi’s Code Stele in Louvre Museum, Paris. Hammurabi Code Stele. Solid basalt (rock) block inscribed with code of laws (in Akkadian language). Hammurabi Receiving Code of Laws from Gods.

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Comparing paleolithic and neolithic peoples

Comparing Paleolithic and Neolithic Peoples

San Rock Art vs. Gilgamesh, Hammurabi, and Babylon



Hammurabi code stele
Hammurabi Code Stele

Solid basalt (rock)

block inscribed with

code of laws

(in Akkadian language)



Sumerian writing system
Sumerian Writing System:

Cuneiform:

Written in clay tablet


Ishtar gate from babylon now in pergamon museum berlin
Ishtar Gate (from Babylon)now in Pergamon Museum, Berlin




Individual work
Individual Work

  • In one well-written sentence answer the following question:

    In your view, what was the biggest difference between life in San (Rock Art) culture and life in Mesopotamia (Gilgamesh’s world)?


Group work primary sources
Group Work: Primary Sources

  • Break up into groups of 5

  • Answer the question: What are the most important characteristics of Mesopotamian society?

  • Use evidence found in the two documents ‘Epic of Gilgamesh’ and ‘Hammurabi’s Code’


Comparisons
Comparisons

  • Paleolithic Peoples (Cave painters)

  • Hunter-gatherers

  • Nomadic

  • Stone tools

  • Rock art

  • No written language

  • Represented environment in art

  • Shaman – religious beliefs

  • Connection to the spirit world

  • Neolithic Peoples (Mesopotamians & Egyptians)


Comparisons continued
Comparisons (continued)

  • Paleolithic Peoples

  • Neolithic Peoples


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