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menhir
tall stone
Anthromorphic
having human forms
stylobate
stairs around Greek temple
entasis
bowing of column
pediment
triangular endcap
megaron
temple structure (plan)
propylon
gateway into sanctuary
dolmen
Neolithic chamber tomb
megalith
great stone
axis mundi
vertical axis
polis
independant commmunity
Characteristics shared by societies
-monumental architecture
-concentration of surplus
-division of labor
-written language
-artisitc ability
-density in population
Paleolithic means
-old stone age
-food gathering people
-nomadic (moved around)
Neolithic means
-new stone age
-food producing people (crops)
-stationary
pieron
colonade
tholos
sacred and gated
cornucopia
modern symbol of abundance
Mesopotamia means
"land between the rivers"
Golden section
-start with square
-divide it in half
-take diagonal of one of halves and using a compass, swing down till it touches base
-Where diagonal hits base, make, this makes another rectangle
Golden section numerical form
= (1 + sq. root of 5) 2
-A/B=B/A+ B
-minor is to major as major is to whole