Flashcards in Indus Valley and Europe Deck (11)
Period of time with using seals as a writing system, evidence is very scarce, distinctive pottery style
Defined by the appearance of large urban cities, little evidence of regional unification
Period of slow gradual decline, suggestion that the invading aryans from central Asia may have contributed
What evidence of royalty does the Indus Valley have?
Little to none, grave goods show social lack of social stratification
Large stone monuments in Europe
What are megaliths used for?
Ritual areas, burials, monuments
Erected stones put straight up in the air
What can ötzi tell us about Neolithic Europe?
Diet, violence, use of copper, tattooing practices
Centered on Crete, controlled trade in much of eastern Aegean/ Mediterranean
Took over control of Minoans, more militaristic, beginning of Greek Pantheon