Bellringer. What characteristics define the ancient river valley civilizations? Do the Olmec & Chavin fit these characteristics? How? How not? Chronology? Location? Government? Economy? Social structures? Religion? Why are they similar? Different?. Olmec. 1200-400 BCE. Chavin.
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History is about questions and thinking critically to answer those questions!
♦What is the basis of the a king’s legitimacy
♥How would you characterize Mesopotamia
religion and afterlife?
♣What is the relationship between the gods
♠What are the principles of justice in
Mesopotamia according to the code?
As a group,
“The urbanization process as such in Mesopotamia is totally beyond our reach . . . . It is true that cities rose here and there around royal residences, trading settlements (ports of trade), wells, and certain sanctuaries, but nowhere do we find such an agglomeration of urban settlements as in southern Babylonia—and so early in history at that. In this dark and remote period originated the basic attitude of Mesopotamian civilization toward the city as a social phenomenon. This attitude is one of unconditional acceptance of the city as the one and only communal organization. . . .”
Write an “AP” thesis statement in response to: