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Foundations: C. 8000 B.C.E.–600 C.E.

Patriarchal – father needs to know children are his a. Subservient b. multiple marriages c. preference for sons - infanticide 3. Ancestor worship 4. Matrilineal society before Shang E. Mesoamerica and Andean South America 1. Culture a. lacked knowledge of wheel b. Olmecs/Maya – pyramids/temples c. Polytheistic d. Cultural diffusion – maize, terraced pyramids 1. Calendars ...

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Watch Market

the Sun and Moon, to determine times, dates, and seasons.[5][6] Methods of sexagesimal timekeeping, now common in Western society, first originated nearly 4,000 years ago in Mesopotamia and Egypt;[5][7][8] a similar system was developed later in Mesoamerica.[9] The first calendars may have been created during the last glacial period, by hunter-gatherers who employed tools such as sticks and bones to track the phases of the moon or the seasons.[6] Stone circles, such as England's Stonehenge, were built...

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Ap World History Outline

agricultural technology spread by Austronesian seafarers who traded and settled throughout the Pacific * Formed a well-integrated society known as Lapita that stretched from New Guinea to Tonga * Early societies of Mesoamerica * The Olmecs * Migration to Mesoamerica * Large wave of humans traveled from Siberia to Alaska around 13,000 B.C.E. * By 9500 B.C.E., humans reached the southernmost part of South America * As hunting became difficult...

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Welcome Speech

Māori in New Zealand played a game called Ki-o-rahi consisting of teams of seven players play on a circular field divided into zones, and score points by touching the 'pou' (boundary markers) and hitting a central 'tupu' or target. Games played in Mesoamerica with rubber balls by indigenous peoples are also well-documented as existing since before this time, but these had more similarities to basketball or volleyball, and since their influence on modern football games is minimal, most do not class them...

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1001 Questions in Araling Panlipunan

civilization of Egypt 893. The most common occupation in all areas was A.  The occupation of farming B.  The occupation of mercantilism C.  The occupation of hunter and gatherer D.  The occupation of craftsmen 894. The Olmecs in Mesoamerica had A. well-developed agriculture based on maize B.  well-developed agriculture based on hay C.  well-developed agriculture based on beans D.  well-developed agriculture based on squash 895. When did the World War I started? ...

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Global History Regents Review

mixing of cultures in the city-states of East Africa, resulting in the new language of Swahili. Unit 4: The First Global Age Section 1: MesoAmerican Civilizations Pre-Columbian – Civilizations that emerged in Mesoamerica are called pre-Columbian because they existed before the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Olmecs – earliest of the major Mesoamerican civilizations. They built pyramid-shaped temples, invented a calendar and a system of writing, and were...

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Anth 146 exam notes

plazas. Each cluster was probably occupied by some sort of kinship group, such as a clan or lineage. The large ball court (lower image at right) is flanked by two earthen embankments and is very reminiscent of ball courts used throughout ancient Mesoamerica and, especially, Central Mexico. Another very large Hohokam settlement was present at the site of Casa Grande (left) and Pueblo Grande (below, left). The influences from central Mexican culture probably came from contact through trade. There is...

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Thesis: Mirror and Lamp

the Pacific coast of Ecuador at Valdivia and Puerto Hormiga, and in the San Jacinto Valley of Colombia; objects from 3,800 to 4,000 years old have been discovered in Peru. Some archaeologists believe that ceramics know-how found its way by sea to Mesoamerica, the second great cradle of civilization in the Americas. The best-developed styles found in the central and southern Andes are the ceramics found near the ceremonial site at Chavín de Huántar (800–400 BC) and Cupisnique (1000–400 BC). During the...

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Bamboo as an engineering material

building materials industry. Reports research and development in building and building materials, including bamboo for housing. Keywords: building materials, low cost construction. Anon. (1978). Low cost housing systems for Guatemala. Centro Mesoamerica de Estudios sobre Technologia Abropiada. Guatemala City: 65p. The report contains information on two wall systems for building low cost housing with earthquake-resisting characteristics. Local building technology, including the use of bamboo...

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Colonial Latin America

Caribs were immigrating into the Caribbean and were already in Puerto Rico by 1492. Highly 3 complex, sedentary societies, like the Maya, Toltec, Aztec, and Inca warrant a detailed examination. Theocratic Period in Mesoamerica Perhaps the theocratic period in Mesoamerica was ushered in by technological changes but we can be sure that organization of society had undergone a major change. The dominant figure of the new order was the religious specialist. The center of power was the ceremonial...

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