AP World History Unit 1

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During this age (10000 BC), people moved toward dependence on farming and domesticated animals for food, villages were also formed during this age.
The age of nomadic hunting tribes, cave paintings, and the birth of language.
End of dependence on the hunter/gatherer-- resulted in the domestication of animals and farming.
Period of time in which mainly bronze was used for weapons/toolmaking, originated around 3500-3000 BC in the Near East, the Balkans, and southeast Asia.
Begun by the Hittites between 1500 and 1200 BC. During this era, iron replaced bronze for weapon and tool making
The area between the Tigris and Euphrates, where civilization began. Sumerians, Hammurabi, Ur, Cuneiform
Pyramids, pharoahs, the Nile, 3100-1200 BC, slavery, mummification
This higly developed civilization along the Indus River in South Asia flourished between 2500 BC to 1500 BC. Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were major cities that featured elaborate urba
These people traded with Sumerian city-states and highland Iran over many centuries. THis civilization declined after 2000 BC. In about 1500 BC, Aryan nomads swept south India.
These societies became more complex as time passed, as groups of villages formedalliances and long-distance trade routes linked the lowlands and the Gulf of Mexico with the highlan
This term describes the people of the islands of the eastern central Pacific, from Hawaii to Easter Island and New Zealand. They showed close affinity in physical features, languag
Chinese dynasty (1500-1000 bc), perfected wheel and bronze working, pioneered warfare of that time, records kept on tortoise shells
The collective name for the primary civilizations that developed around the Nile, Indus, Yellow, Tigris, and Euphrates rivers
This civilization peaked in the fifth century BC. It featured city-state political organization (polis), classical architecture, polytheistic religion, an established judicial syst
Greek philosopher, scientist, student of Plato, laid the foundation for empirical thought and expirementation
This civilization was the result of the adoption of Greek language and culture by non-Greeks. It was a civilization that spread in the wake of the conquest of Alexander the Great
Polythiestic religion: dharma, karma, Brahma, reincarnation, human purpose is the advancement of the soul, Caste system. Especially influential in India
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First monotheistic religion, Torah, Talmud, Mosaic Law, waiting for the messiah. This monotheistic religion was inherited by both Christianity and Islam
This beleif emerged int he sixth century BC and taught that family was the basic unit of society. Leaders extolled filial piety-- the reverent respect for children and parents. Str
'The Way', coexistance with nature, a rejectiopn of Confucianism; acceptance of passivity, spontaneity, freedom. This beleif prescribed less government interference in people's li
Four Noble Truths, desire= suffering, suffering=everywhere, reaching Nirvana is the goal of the religion
Monotheistic religion; adherents follow the teachings of Jesus. Followers believe that Jesus was the Messiah. This originally began as a Jewish sect but later became an independent
This term describes religions such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam because all are examples of religions that beleive in only one god.
These religious buildings are used for worship by members of the Islamic faith.
Founder of Islam
Chinese dynasty (206 BC- 200 AD); Confucianism official philospophy, organized civil service, merit system testing.
After years of civil war, this empire in shambles slowly eaten away by germanic tribes fell in 476 AD. Often considered the greates empire in history for its longevity, and its adv
This prosperous Hindu dynasty was established in 320. It eventually stretched across most of northern India and is especially noted for the creation of classical patterns of Indian
These invaders were famed for their horsemanship invaded southeastern Europe and conquered the Ostrogoths and the Visigoths
Trading Network that encompassed East Africa, India, Asia. Items traded along these routes included ivory, gold, iron, slaves, spices and silk
A move of African peoples from coastal lands to equitorial Africa near Congo River. These migrations across the savannah of Africa spread common language characteristics, knowledge
This ancient caravan route linked China with the West. By this route, east and west exchanged goods and ideas. Along this route for example, Christianity and Buddhism reached China
These Barbarians caused the fall of Rome in 476 ad. The customs and traditions of these migrations combined with the cultural legacy of Greece and Rome to establish the foundation
This civilization preserved Greek and Roman Empire was lost to barbarian invaders. Lasting almost 1000 years, it fell to the Muslims in 1453

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