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Mesopotamia: Agriculture & Innovations
Collection by Jan van der Crabben

Mesopotamia: Agriculture & Innovations

Ancient Mesopotamia, located in the Fertile Crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, witnessed the emergence of cities and empires primarily due to the vital role of agriculture. The rich alluvial soil and access to water sources...
Mesopotamia: Innovations & Agriculture
Lesson Pack by Marion Wadowski

Mesopotamia: Innovations & Agriculture

This lesson pack on innovations and agriculture in ancient Mesopotamia includes the following content: Two Lesson Plans The Wheel & Advancements in Agriculture Cuneiform, Literature & Libraries Additional Materials...
Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia - Timeline
Image by Simeon Netchev

Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia - Timeline

A visual timeline illustrating the evolution of agriculture in parallel with invention and social development in the region of the Fertile Crescent (a term first used in 1916 by Egyptologist J.H. Breasted), enabling the establishment of cities...
Neolithic Period
Definition by Cristian Violatti

Neolithic Period

The term Neolithic Period refers to the last stage of the Stone Age - a term coined in the late 19th century CE by scholars which covers three different periods: Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic. The Neolithic period is significant...
Aztec Agriculture
Image by Peter Isotalo

Aztec Agriculture

An illustration from the Florentine Codex depicting Aztecs storing maize.
Commerce, Agriculture, & Slavery: Crash Course
Video by CrashCourse

Commerce, Agriculture, & Slavery: Crash Course

We've been talking a lot about kings, and queens, and wars, and religious upheaval for most of this series, but let's take a moment to zoom out, and look at the ways that individuals' lives were changing in the time span we've covered so...
Dynamics of the Neolithic Revolution
Article by James Hancock

Dynamics of the Neolithic Revolution

The Neolithic Revolution began between 10,000 and 12,000 years ago at several widely dispersed locations across the world, when our ancestors first began planting and raising crops. Agricultural communities sprang up almost simultaneously...
Columbian Exchange
Definition by John Horgan

Columbian Exchange

The Columbian exchange is a term coined by Alfred Crosby Jr. in 1972 that is traditionally defined as the transfer of plants, animals, and diseases between the Old World of Europe and Africa and the New World of the Americas. The exchange...
Stone Age
Definition by Cristian Violatti

Stone Age

From the dawn of our species to the present day, stone-made artefacts are the dominant form of material remains that have survived to today concerning human technology. The term “Stone Age” was coined in the late 19th century...
Maize
Image by Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Maize

Various types of corn (maize). Photo by Keith Weller. Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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