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The Dawn of History and the Beginning of Civilization. Old Stone Age/Paleolithic Age. Earliest people thought to live in East Africa Lived in small hunting groups (20-30) They were nomads Evidence of religion and art left 30,000 years ago.

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old stone age paleolithic age
Old Stone Age/Paleolithic Age
  • Earliest people thought to live in East Africa
  • Lived in small hunting groups (20-30)
  • They were nomads
  • Evidence of religion and art left 30,000 years ago.
new stone age neolithic age
New Stone Age/ Neolithic Age
  • 11,000 years ago
  • Planted seeds/farmed
  • Domesticated animals
  • Increased population
  • More possessions.
  • Created new technologies
  • Eventually led to Civilizations.
features of civilization
Features of Civilization
  • 1.) cities
  • 2.) well-organized central governments
  • 3.) complex religion
  • 4.) job specialization
  • 5.) social classes
  • 6.) arts and architecture
  • 7.) public works
  • 8.) writing
river valley civilizations
River Valley Civilizations
  • Tigris and Euphrates
  • Nile River
  • Indus River
  • Yellow River
  • Huang He
bureaucracy
Bureaucracy
  • A system of running the government through departments run by appointed officials.
polytheistic
Polytheistic
  • The belief in more than one god.
artisans
Artisans
  • Skilled craft workers, who made pottery or finely carved or woven goods.
pictograms
Pictograms
  • Simple drawings to show the words represented.
scribes
Scribes
  • Specially trained people who learned to read or write.
city state
City-State
  • A political unit that included a city and its surrounding lands and villages.
empire
Empire
  • Group of states or territories controlled by one ruler.