It probably dates to about 2000 B.C.E.
Humans were created by gods out of earth and water.
A rebelling god and goddess were destroyed by Marduk.
It is the creation myth of the people of Akkad.
Is the myth from the Akkad culture
Sets humans apart from nature
Helped justify the caste system in India
Holds that humans are not subject to the laws of nature
God created the world in seven days.
God created man "in his own image".
Humans are on equal footing with animals.
There are many gods worthy of worship.
Had developed the genetic theory of mutation transmission
Had provided a substantial body of evidence that the Earth was many of millions of years old
Had proved the biblical account of creation
Had questioned the idea that all plant and animal species had been separately created
Based his ideas on evolution on data he gathered while traveling in southeast Asia
Refused to acknowledge that Alfred Russle Wallace had any useful ideas on evolution
Acknowledged that there was a "Creator"
Argued that teology was an integral of all life
Neaderthals warred with each other and droved themselves to extinction
Homo sapiens sapiens destroyed the Neaderthals through violence
Homo sapiens sapiens out-competed Neaderthals for resources
Neanderthals interbred with Homo sapiens sapiens
Learned from parents
Learned from the environment
A gift of the gods
Began around 450,000 B.C.E.
Was often spurred by major climate changes
First occurred in the Americas
Was usually random
Goats and sheep
Pigs and cattle
Llamas and turkeys
Powerful external enemies
Their lack of organized armies
Inability to grow enough foo to adquately feed their population
Alexander the Great
Jewish immigrants entering the Mesopotamian region around 1,000 B.C.E.
Originally came from northern Africa
Were eventually defeated by the Ubaid peoples
Dominated Mesopotamia for nearly a millenium
Were eventually conquered by Alexander the Great
Preceded the Paleolithic Age
Was a time of significant technological breakthroughs
Was a time when little of relevance occurred
Occurred before there were written records
Aryan invaders adopted some of the settlement characteristics of the Indus valley civilization
Aryan invaders adopted some of the Indus valley agricultural techniques
Aryan invaders nearly completely destroyed the Indus valley civilization
Aryan invaders may have adopted some religious ideas of the Indus valley civilization
Before the use of the plow and cart
Adter the use of bronze
Before the use of pottery
After the time of Christ
That the civilization was not very well developed
That they participated in active interregion trade
They did not possess metallurgic skills
They were a nomadic people
Farming with domesticated animasl
Yangshao penal code
Were centered on the Yangzi River
Were each at one time the most powerful dynasty
Did not overlap each other
Showed a reverential respect for the sanctity of human life
Apparently did not make pottery
Was ruled by a single king who controlled all the powers of the state
Did not leave any significant archeological sites, so little is known about it
Had rulers that engaged in rituals and divinations
Have been useful to archeologists, anthropologists, and historians for at least three centuries
First came to the attention of scientists after they were found at excavation sites
Have provided useful information about the rulers of the Shang dynasty
Were usually made from human bones