PERIOD 1

~8000 B.C.E. to 600 C.E.

  • 1.1 Big Geography and the Peopling of the Earth 

  • 1.2 The Neolithic Revolution and Early Agricultural Societies 

  • 1.3 The Development and Interactions of Early Agricultural, Pastoral, and Urban Societies 

Key Topics

  • Paleolithic
  • Neolithic Revolution
  • Patriarchy
  • Pastoralism
  • Metallurgy
  • Civilization
  • Specialization of Labor
  • Mesopotamia
  • Egypt
  • Mohenjo Daro and Harappa
  • Shang
  • Olmecs
  • Chauvin
  • Composite bows
  • Chariots
  • Hittites
  • Cuneiform
  • Hammurabi's Code
  • Vedic
  • Hebrews
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Ziggurats
  • Mesopotamian/Egyptian trade routes

    Review Materials for Period 1


    • Agricultural Revolution
    • Indus Valley Civilization
    • Ancient Mesopotamia
    • Ancient Egypt

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