Highlands Ranch High School - Mr. Sedivy
How Early Humans Avoided Constant Wandering:
1. Farm and herd. Gather seeds from wild grasses and cultivate crops. Tame and domesticate animals - now there was a dependable food source. Do all of this by a river. Why along rivers? Fresh water for people, animals and crops, and it made trade easier because it is easier to travel on water.
2. Now, you can build a house. Others build houses close by, so they can be by the food source.
3. Social structure. Men hunt; women and children work the farm.
4. Artisans. Others, who don't want to farm, make things. Invented baked clay pottery, potter's wheel, looms for weaving, etc.
5. Barter system. How the farmers get the goods from the artisans and the artisans get food.
What Were Their Houses Like?
Who Did They Worship and How?
How Did They Improve Agriculture?
Now, How Would They Trade with People Far Away?
What Were the Problems of Ownership?
Where Was the First Town?
Earliest - Mesopotamia (5,000 years ago). Between Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Egyptian - Along the Nile
Chinese - Along the Yellow River
(New early site is being uncovered at this time in Honduras.)
Historical Periods of
| Mesopotamia & Phoenicians |
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Mr. Sedivy's History Classes
| Colorado History | American Government | Modern European History | Advanced Placement European History | Rise of England | World History |
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