The First Civilizations to 500 BCE

The First Civilizations to 500 BCE

by Clare Collinson

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Human history began some 100,000 years ago, when people began to spread throughout the Earth. This book charts the rise of the earliest peoples, from the spread of farming and technology through the Middle East and Europe to the civilizations that emerged not only in Mesopotamia, Persia, and Egypt, but also in regions as far apart as South Asia, China, and Peru.

This book contains

Global overview maps covering the whole period

Regional maps and accompanying essays that highlight contemporary developments

Curriculum links and glossary terms explained on the page

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933834658
Publisher: Brown Bear Books/Joe Hollander
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Curriculum Connections: Atlas of World History Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The World in 2000 in BCE 6

The World in 1000 BCE 8

The world in 500 BCE 10

Peopling the Earth 12

The Rise of Agriculture 16

Farmers of the Middle Cast 20

Advanced Farmers of the Middle Cast 24

Cities of Mesopotamia 30

The First Empires 34

Hittites and Assyrians 38

Assyria and Babylon 44

The Bible Lands 50

Achemenid Persia 54

Ancient Egypt: Middle and New Kingdoms 58

Neolithic Europe 64

Bronze Age Europe 70

First Civilizations of the Mediterranean 76

Phoenicia and Greece 80

Greek City-States 84

Etruscans, Greeks, and Carthaginians 88

South Asia 92

East Asia 96

The Americas 100

Glossary 106

Further Research 108

Index 110

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