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By William J. Duiker

Famous academics and students William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel current a balanced, hugely readable review of global heritage that explores universal demanding situations and studies that unite the human prior and establish key worldwide styles over the years. Thorough insurance of political, financial, social, non secular, highbrow, cultural, and armed forces heritage is built-in right into a chronological framework to assist scholars achieve an appreciation and figuring out of the particular personality and improvement of person cultures in society. This version of global heritage maintains to take an international method of global background, with an emphasis on analytical comparisons among and between cultures all through historical past. This strategy is helping scholars hyperlink occasions jointly in a wide comparative and worldwide framework, thereby putting the modern global in a extra significant historic context.

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Sargon’s Empire Located in the flat land of Mesopotamia, the Sumerian city-states were also open to invasion. To the north of the Sumerian city-states were the Akkadians. 1). , Sargon, leader of the Akkadians, overran the Sumerian city-states and established an empire that included most of Mesopotamia as well as lands westward to the Mediterranean. , Sargon was still remembered in chronicles as a king of 12 CHAPTER 1 Assyrian Babylonian Canaanitic Hebrew Phoenician Syriac NOTE: Languages in italic type are no longer spoken.

Some groups of Paleolithic peoples, especially those who lived in cold climates, found shelter in caves. Over time, they created new types of shelter as well. Perhaps the most common was a simple structure of wood poles or sticks covered with animal hides. Where wood was scarce, Paleolithic hunter-gatherers might use the bones of mammoths for the framework and cover it with animal hides. The systematic use of fire, which archaeologists believe began around 500,000 years ago, made it possible for the caves and human-made structures to have a source of light and heat.

In the Middle East, for example, the new communities exchanged such objects as shells, flint, and semiprecious stones. People also began to specialize in certain crafts, and a division of labor developed. Pottery was made from clay and baked in fire to make it hard. The pots were used for cooking and to store grains. Woven baskets were also used for storage. , was discovered in 1984 at Ain Ghazal, an archaeological site near Amman, Jordan. It is among the oldest known statues of the human figure.

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