Western Civilization: Volume I: To 1715 by Jackson J. Spielvogel

By Jackson J. Spielvogel

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Members of the Homo sapiens sapiens species could be found 2 CHAPTER 1 CHRONOL0GY The First Humans Australopithecines Flourished c. 2–4 million years ago Homo erectus Flourished c. 5 million years ago Homo sapiens: Neanderthals Flourished c. C. Homo sapiens sapiens Emerged c. C. throughout the world. By that time, it was the only human species left. All humans today, whether they are Europeans, Australian Aborigines, or Africans, belong to the same subspecies of human being. The Hunter-Gatherers of the Old Stone Age One of the basic distinguishing features of the human species is the ability to make tools.

The invention of the spear, and later the bow and arrow, made hunting considerably easier. Harpoons and fishhooks made of bone increased the catch of fish. Both men and women were responsible for finding food---the chief work of Paleolithic people. Since women bore and raised the children, they generally stayed close to the camps, but they played an important role in acquiring food by gathering berries, nuts, and grains. Men hunted the wild animals, an activity that often took them far from camp.

Indeed, Hammurabi saw himself as a shepherd to his people: ‘‘I am indeed the shepNineveh herd who brings Ashur peace, whose scepM ES Eup ter is just. My behrate O s R. P O nevolent shade was TA M I A spread over my city. C. when the Kassites Sumerian civilization from the northeast took over. Hammurabi’s Empire The Code of Hammurabi reveals a society with a system of strict justice. Penalties for criminal offenses were severe and varied according to the social class of the victim. A crime against a member of the upper class (a noble) was punished more severely than the same offense against a member of the lower class.

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