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FQ: How can people answer questions without books, modern
machines, and the Internet?

~35,000BP => Homo Sapien Only

We Won!

Tools of Early (Modern) Man

From 'Old' to 'New' Stone Tools

It's a Revolution!

Paleolithic Age
Neolithic Age

Neolithic Revolution

Climate Change Brings Lifestyle Change
~35000 - 10000 BP
Hunter-Gatherer

Small groups

Move often for multiple
reasons

Hunt, Forage, Gardening
Minimal Spare Time

~10000 BP - Present
Farmer

Large communities
Sedentary
Agriculture (Plant crops,
Raise Livestock)
Increased Spare Time

Climate Change Brings New Crops

Nutritious Crops Bring Agriculture & Permanent
Settlements

The Questions We Ask, and How
Culture Answers Them.

Permanent Settlements Usher in the Era of WritingThe Historic Period
~3100 BCE

Myths are at the top of the list to ‘write
down’. So, why tell a story?

Complex Answers in a
Pre-Scientific Society

SOHCAHTOA
(Mnemonic)

Explain the
complex-> Simply

Complex Answers in a Pre-Scientific Society

Anthropomorphism

The Power of Myth
Joseph

Campbell
Common

Archetypes

Myths answer Life's Tough Questions
The Answers Contribute to 'Culture'

Chinese
Footbinding
Tang Dynasty
7th - 10th C.

Mexica (Aztec)
Sacrifice Ritual
14th - 16th C.

Writing is NOT just for Myths?

Writing brings us into the Historic
Period?

What is Writing Good for?

Some Ideas Need to be "Etched in Stone"

King

Hammurabi of
Babylon
18th C. BCE

Hammurabi's
Law Code

Different Peoples, Different Regions,
Different Writing

Phonetic Letters (Alphabet): Several Contributors

What is Writing Good for?

Different Peoples, Different Regions,
Different Writing

Ideographic Characters: China

Different Peoples, Different Regions,
Different Writing

Quipu: Inca, Andes

Different Peoples, Different Regions,
Different Writing

Moche: Sipan, Peru

Different Peoples, Different Regions,
Different Writing

Mendoza Codex: Mexica (Aztec), Mesoamerica

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