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Era 2 Overview Video (9:11)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:43 This video begins by stating that for almost all of human history, our ancestors were foragers. What is a forager?
  2. 02:40 An archaeologist named James Mellaart found a painting on the wall of a house in Çatalhöyük. How did he interpret that painting, and why was it significant?
  3. 04:45 Çatalhöyük was a Neolithic society. What does Neolithic mean and how did Neolithic societies live, according to the video?
  4. 06:40 We generally think that life must have been easier for farmers than for foragers. What evidence is produced in this video that suggests this may not have been the case?
  5. 07:14 What was the cognitive revolution?
  6. 08:01 What do many scholars now believe about the painting found by James Mellaart?