Prehistory 10,000 BC to 1400 Climate stability following the Ice Age in 10,000 BC created cultural changes. Hunter / Gathering becomes “civilizations” with agriculture. Increase knowledge and technology (irrigation!), and transportation. Agriculture (farming) and domestication (keeping animals)increases because population increased, need food. Fertile Crescent, Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Ancient China, Rome = ancient civilizations. Civilization = writing, social hierarchy, government, defense, trade.
Prehistory 10,000 BC to 1400 Video Questions: Why is farming important following the Ice Age? What was an important animal to domesticate and why? Connect crops to 1. Armies, 2. Government, 3. Writing How does population increase change societies?
Prehistory Connections • Vocab: • Silk Road: Trade route in silk and spices (mustard, cinnamon) between China and Rome. • Absolute Monarchy - form of govt in which king/queen exercises ultimate governing authority; his or her powers are not limited by a constitution or law. They have unrestricted political power over the sovereign state and its people. • Draw the relationships below:
Prehistory 10,000 BC to 1400 Video Questions: What is the Silk Road, and what was traded along it? What happened as the disconnected world became more “connected”? Why were trading hubs along the Silk Road important? How did the innovation from bronze to iron affect the world?