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

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  • Intro 0:00
  • 2000000-Present 0:28
    • Thinking Skills
    • Suspend Own View TO Understand Others View
    • Humans Have Been Around Since 2000000 BP
    • History Is Shorter Than Our Time On Earth
    • Not Many Early History Records
  • What Happens C. 2000000 BP to C. 10000 BP 5:05
    • Paleolithic Accomplishments
    • Paleolithic Means Old Stone Age
  • The Use of BCE and CE 6:14
    • Defining BCE and CE
    • How Is Year One Determined
    • Julius Caesar
    • The Julian Calendar
  • 10000 BCE- Present 13:24
  • Why Is C. 10000 BCE Important 14:21
    • Periodization
    • Neolithic Age
    • Farming (Agriculture) Begins
  • Was The Development Of Agriculture The Most Unfortunate Event In History 15:26
    • Positives
    • Population
    • Cities
    • Knowledge
    • Writing
    • Architecture
    • Religion Refined
    • Technology
    • Arts
    • Negatives
    • Inequality
    • Suffering
    • Wars More Brutal
    • Decline In Happiness
    • Less Healthy Diets
    • Environmental Damage
    • Forced Labor
  • Pastoralism Develops Alongside Agriculture 20:16
    • Raising Livestock
    • Effects Of Pastoralism
    • Overgrazing
    • Diversity Of Animals Diminished
    • Development Of Elites
    • Patriarchal Societies
  • Examples Of Improvements In Agriculture, Production, And Trade 23:25
    • Pottery
    • Plows
    • Woven Textiles
    • Metallurgy
    • Wheels And Wheeled Vehicles
  • The Foundational Civilizations 25:35