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Period I: Technological & Environmental Transformations to C. 600 BCE, Part II

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  1. Intro
    • Foundational Civilizations - Mesopotamia
    • Foundational Civilizations - Egypt
    • Foundational Civilizations - Mohenjo- Dara and Harappa in Indus River Valley
    • Foundation Civilizations- Shang in Huang He Valley
    • Foundation Civilizations- Olmecs in Mesoamerica
    • Foundation Civilizations- Chavin in Andean South America
    • Agricultural vs. Pastoral Societies
    • Development of Iron Weapons
    • Development of Writing
    • Development of Writing- Record
    • Development of Writing- Literature
    • Development of Religion
    • Development of Trade
    • Period One- C. 10000 BCE-C.600 BCE
    • Intro 0:00
    • Foundational Civilizations - Mesopotamia 0:22
      • Cradle of Civilization
      • What Does Mesopotamia Mean
      • Highly Developed Religion
      • Goddess Apart of Highly Developed Religion
      • Clock and Compass from Mesopotamia
      • Monumental Architecture- The Ziggurat
      • Mesopotamians Left Us Monuments
      • Fertile Crescent
    • Foundational Civilizations - Egypt 4:22
      • Egypt- The Gift of the Nile
      • All Cities On the Nile River
      • Architectural Outstanding Building of the Egyptians- The Pyramids
    • Foundational Civilizations - Mohenjo- Dara and Harappa in Indus River Valley 5:50
      • Indus River
      • The Harappas Built Huge Cities Out of Bricks
    • Foundation Civilizations- Shang in Huang He Valley 6:54
      • The Yellow River
      • Advanced Chinese Culture
    • Foundation Civilizations- Olmecs in Mesoamerica 7:29
      • Giant Head Sculptures
    • Foundation Civilizations- Chavin in Andean South America 8:09
      • Huge Stone Walls
    • Agricultural vs. Pastoral Societies 8:40
      • Agricultural Led to Cities
      • City-States
      • Pastoral Societies
      • Developments in Transportation
      • Development and Improvement of Weapons
    • Development of Iron Weapons 11:00
      • Iron Age
    • Development of Writing 11:21
      • Cuneiform
      • Writing System
      • Egyptian Hieroglyphics
    • Development of Writing- Record 12:46
      • Early Alphabets
    • Development of Writing- Literature 13:36
      • The Epic of Gilgamesh
      • Gilgamesh Interaction With God
      • Siduri's Advice
      • Utnapishtim And The Great Flood
    • Development of Religion 17:04
      • The Vedic Religion (Indian)
      • Hebrew Monotheism
      • Importance of Written Law (10 Commandments)
      • Ethical Monotheism
      • Hebrew Scriptures
      • Zoroastrianism
      • Heaven and Hell
    • Development of Trade 21:04
      • Between Egypt and Nubia
      • Between Mesopotamia and The Indus Valley
    • Period One- C. 10000 BCE-C.600 BCE 23:24
      • Human Freedom and Equality