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- Discuss the new opportunities that the last ice age brought.
- Describe foraging and pastoral nomadic societies.
- Understand the causes and effects of the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution.
- Take a look at common technologies of the Neolithic Era.
- Learn about the development of hierarchical structures.
- Discuss early Mother Goddess worship.
- Examine the population migrations that followed the Great Flood.
- Understand how rivers affected early civilizations.
- Explain how cities arose and replaced villages.
- Learn about the technologies that made empires possible.
- Compare the advantages of horse people with other populations that lived a more stationary lifestyle.
- Describe the impacts that the invention of writing had.
- Understand how money led to the rise of complex economies.
- Explain how religion developed in the Stone Age and Bronze Age.
1. The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities
What is an ice age? How did the latest period of glaciation form our species? How has the abundance of this latest period of interglaciation changed our behavior? Watch this lesson to find out.
2. Foraging & Pastoral Nomadic Societies: Definition & Characteristics
This lesson will discuss those who practice foraging and pastoralism for survival. We will also define the term 'nomadic' and focus on what it means to be egalitarian.
3. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications
A long, long time ago, human beings roamed the earth looking for food. Then the agricultural revolution struck! What are the benefits of an agrarian society, and how have they shaped the way we live today?
4. Technologies of the Neolithic Era
In this lesson, we explore some of the technologies invented, innovated, and changed by Neolithic people as well as the way it improved their lives and lessened their workload.
5. Development of Hierarchical Structures: Chiefs to Emperors in History
This lesson will explore society's need for hierarchies, as well as kinship as a basis of hierarchical structures. Various forms of hierarchy will be briefly explored and...spoiler alert...they all come back to kinship.
6. Mystery Cults and the Early Mother Goddess
What kind of problems do we encounter when talking about ancient religions? What are the Mother Goddess figures, and where do they pop up throughout history? Watch this lesson to learn about one of the earliest forms of religious worship.
7. The Great Flood and Population Migrations
The Great Flood myth has been around for over eight millennia. Could it be more than a myth? What could have caused such a flood, and what effects has it had on humans?
8. Rivers' Impact on Early Civilizations
This lesson explains why ancient civilizations developed along rivers. In doing this, it highlights the importance of food supplies, flooding, and the process of irrigation.
9. Villages to Cities: How Cities Were Invented
In this video lesson, you'll meet Uruk, a lone farmer living in ancient Mesopotamia. As Uruk tries to become a successful farmer, he realizes the difficulties in sustaining a fruitful farm without the help of a community. Watch to understand how these difficulties contributed to the creation of villages and cities throughout history.
10. Walls, Roads & Bronze: Tools of Empire Creation
Learn some of the tools of the empire creation trade. In this video lesson, we'll explore the wall as a tough nut to be cracked, the strategic importance of roads and the advances made possible by bronze.
11. The Horse and Chariot: Tools of Empire Creation
Horses were first used in warfare to pull chariots. Though horses were eventually ridden by cavalry, it was the chariot that first moved soldiers faster than man. In this lesson, you'll learn about the creation of the chariot, and its benefits during wartime.
12. Horse People and Nomadic Pastoralism: What is Civilization?
This lecture examines the downsides and limits of settled agriculture and civilization. It then explores how 'civilized' forces are able to displace other systems. Horse people are introduced as a counterpoint to civilization and nomadic pastoralism as a successful alternative method of living. Finally it follows the conflict between nomadic pastoralists and settled agriculturalists throughout history.
13. The Invention of Writing
Writing, the original IT: This lecture covers the limitations and obstacles of aural transmission. It describes the invention of Cuneiform in the fertile crescent. Finally, it explains how writing enabled literate societies to dominate their pre-literate neighbors.
14. The History of Money and Rise of Complex Economies
This lecture covers the development of money in response to the needs of complex economies. It begins with a discussion of gift economies. It then examines the factors that led to the growth of commodity economies. Find out how we came to use money, rather than goods, for commerce.
15. How Religion Developed in the Stone Age and Bronze Age
Have you ever wondered exactly how religion developed in the ancient world? Check out this lesson to see how the impact of cities, writing and invasion upon religion, the ascent of the sky father and the descent of the mother goddess contributed to the development of religion.
16. Catal Huyuk: Definition, Facts & History
Catal Huyuk is one of the oldest towns ever found by archaeologists, dating back more than 9,000 years. While only having been excavated sporadically over the past 100 years, the site has given historians and archaeologists great insights into how humanity first decided to settle into towns.
17. Bronze Age: Timeline & Explanation
When metallurgists discovered tin could be combined with copper to create a stronger metal, bronze became invaluable in the creation of weapons and tools. The Bronze Age is the time in which bronze was the primary material used in many cultures.
18. Tenochtitlan: Definition & Facts
Tenochtitlan was the capital city of the Aztec Empire from the middle of the 1300s to the early 1500s. Mexico City was built upon some of the ruins of Tenochtitlan. In this lesson, you'll learn about this historic city, and then you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
19. Thales the Philosopher: Theory & Contributions to Philosophy
This lesson explores Thales, a 6th century BCE Greek intellectual who was one of the first to offer scientific and philosophical (as opposed to mythological) answers to questions about how the world works. Come meet Thales, the Father of Philosophy!
20. The Bantu People: Migration, Language and Impact
Learn about the ancient Bantu People and their migrations. Examine how they influenced Africa with their language and culture. Then take a quiz and see what you've learned!
21. The Battle of Agincourt in 1415: Facts & Overview
The lesson below is an overview of the Battle of Agincourt (1415) as well as its social, military, and political impact on ''The Hundred Years' War''. You'll also be able to test your knowledge on the material with a quiz!
22. The Chaldeans: Definition, History & Culture
This lesson will be about the history and culture of the Chaldeans, a Semitic tribe who lived in Mesopotamia during the last millennium before the Common Era.
23. Venus of Willendorf: History & Facts
In this lesson, we explore the Venus of Willendorf, one of the oldest examples of art which exists today. For over a century archaeologists have discussed its potential meanings, and in the process have drawn potentially significant conclusions about Paleolithic society.
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