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Cradles of Civ 1.3: History Begins at Sumer

http://www.drdavidneiman.com. In this third segment from Dr. David Neiman’s lecture series, “Cradles of Civiliazation”, Dr. Neiman describes how humans first developed the concept of the written word. For more information about Dr. Neiman and for MP3 download of lectures, go to drdavidneiman.com. Images courtesy of Wikipedia Commons: Copper age image: This Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons image is from the user Chris 73 and is freely available at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Copper_Ingot_Crete.jpg under the creative commons cc-by-sa 2.5 license.

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Cradles of Civilization: Introduction 1.1

http://www.drdavidneiman.com. Dr. Neiman outlines the rise of the earliest civilizations in the West including Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia and Phoenicia. The development of cities allows for the diversification and specialization of society and with the invention of writing, history begins. Images courtesy of Wikipedia commons including photos by: Marie-Lan Nguyen – Herodotus Prof saxx – Lascaux painting Andreas Franzkowiak – stone age tools

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