Neolithic Revolution (8000 BCE- 600 BCE)
AP World History begins
Domestication of plants
Jared Diamond's article "The Worst Mistake in Human History" First wheat in the Middle East
Rice in East and Southeast Asia
Yams in West Africa
Maize in the Americas
Tarot roots in New Guinea
Domestication of animals
Horses, cows, sheep, pigs, goats in Afro-Eurasia Llama only large domesticated animal of the Americas Early settlements not "civilizations"
Jericho and Catal Huyuk
Domestication of plans and animals leads to a food surplus Food surplus leads to a specialization of labor creating: Religion, writing, artisans and goods, merchants and trade, architectural advances, military and improved technologies (Ex. Wheel (3500 BCE), plow, iron) Iron metallurgy
Bronze Age (3000 BCE)
Iron Age (1300 BCE)
Theme 1 (Interaction between humans and environment) seen with farming and irrigation Theme 2 (Development and interaction between cultures) seen as Indus and Mesopotamians trade Americas develop in isolation
As “civilizations” progress, the status of women falls sharply!
The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilization (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE) extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India (see map). Along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia it was one of three early civilizations of the Old World, and of the three the most widespread. covering an area of 1.25 million sq km  It flourished in the basins of the Indus River, one of the major rivers of Asia, and the Ghaggar-Hakra River, which once coursed through northwest India and eastern Pakistan.
At its peak, the Indus Civilization may have had a population of over five million. Inhabitants of the ancient Indus river valley developed new...
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