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    Patriarchy, “the social structure in which men are considered to have a monopoly on power and women are to submit”(The Origins of Patriarchy), is a belief of many during ancient times where there is a difference of power between males and females. The start of patriarchy is seem to have begun between the Mesolithic Era and Neolithic Era and has developed further on causing great inequality and suffering to women. Many factors has led to this great division in sex, but the two main causes was the separation of role and labor in society and images of male as more aggressive and powerful through religion which were both caused by the Neolithic revolution. As a result, sexual inequality further developed and influenced the beliefs of others and…

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    Inis Beag Summary

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    book, Inis Beag: Isles of Ireland, John C. Messenger researches the culture of the people on the small island located off the coast of the Connemara in Ireland. In order to protect the Irish Catholics inhabitants of the island, Messenger utilized the fictional name Inis Beag for the small island. In the last 150 years, it has been brought to light just how the inhabitants over the centuries have struggled to carve out an existence creating a strong determined culture. In true Irish style, these…

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    Mesolithic Grains

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    Domestic Grains Found on Hunter-Gather Teeth One of the things that bothered me when I was learning about hunter-gather was what was included in Mesolithic’s diet. Was there wheat, grain, beans, etc. included in their diet? The responses I got from teacher when I asked that question was that Mesolithic people (hunter-gatherer) moved from places to places looking for food and shelter. As a result, I looked into and did some research about the skeleton of Mesolithic people. Through my research,…

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    History: The Stone Age

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    The Stone Age What is the Stone Age? The stone age was named Stone Age because the people in this time period used stone tools. It has two very like and very different time periods. They are called the Neolithic (new), and Paleolithic (old) eras. They have very diverse rituals and ways of life. Things like the way they access food, the homes they live in, the tools people used, and what they spent their time doing. Paleolithic Era The Paleolithic Era--A.K.A. Old Stone Age--was the first…

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    Paleolithic era, during which people used stone, bone, and other natural products to make tools and gained food largely by foraging (6). In other words, the society was hunters and gatherers. Men hunted animals to provide food for the family, occasionally it takes days to hunt animals and may not even come home with one. However women were gatherers generally had easy access through food such as plants and limited animals, but it was a steady source for the group to survive. The way of life was…

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    QUESTION 1 Name and discuss three major cultural changes or contributions to the humanities that occurred between the Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) to the Neolithic (New Stone Age) period (wall paintings, architecture, literature, technology). Between the Paleolithic Age and Neolithic Age, wall paintings were a major cultural change to humanities. Paleolithic life comes largely from paintings found in caves. Most of these paintings were naturalistic. For example, ‘many of the animals-bison,…

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    Neolithic Time Essay

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    Before you can fully understand the changes that occurred in the Neolithic period, you must first know the history of the Paleolithic period. During the Paleolithic period, there was a more equal division of labor. Women worked outside the home gathering plant and animal products. Men also worked outside of the home to hunt for food, locate water, and find shelter. During this period, wealth was not a factor in deciding who had more power because importance was not placed on material goods in a…

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    Gimbutas argue that the eyes of the goddess are the divine source. This was idea had been seen on the figurine from Dolni Vestonice, there was marking of stream flowing down the body starting at the eyes. They were clear markings of this in figure 86 , on the figurine it shows the flowing starting at the eyes, and it ended up on the breast or maybe even down more than that. There were also some other artifacts found representing the same idea from Mesolithic and Pre-Pottery Neolithic periods,…

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    modern-day Scandinavia, people use the marine environment as an important part of their life. From large oil rigs to small fishing villages, Scandinavians uilizedt the marine environment that surrounds them. I know this quite well, from experience. My paternal grandmother was raised on a small island and fishing village off the cost of northern Norway, called Sommarøy, near Tromsø. Her father was a fisherman and her mother was a Sami from Finnmark, which also lived off the sea. From her, I have…

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    whole. Such decisions included where they would go, how long they would stay, what to do if somebody were to break group rules, etc. The group was able to make such decisions as a group because of the limited number of people that were in the group. This small number of people wasnt quite large enough to be a tribe as we see in Native Americans, so we call them a band. A band is exactly what I just described above. Because Ice Age hunter-gathers were few in number and extremly mobile, this kind…

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