UT Knoxville ESS 120 - Ancient Mesopotamia Salinization and Irrigation (3 pages)

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Ancient Mesopotamia Salinization and Irrigation

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Poor management of soil resources in Mesopotamia, along with irrigation and environmental problems lead to the deterioration of their soils and a collapse of their empire.


Lecture number:
5
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Tennessee
Course:
Ess 120 - Soils and Civilizations

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ESS 120 Lecture 5 Outline of Last Lecture I Description of Mayan Civilization II The Collapse of the Mayan Civilization III Causes of collapse IV Preventative measurements for erosion and soil degradation V Diamond s Roadmap to Failures of Group Decision Making Outline of Current Lecture I Bushmen lecture continued II Introduction to salinization and waterlogging III Description of Mesopotamian Civilizations IV Drivers of collapse of Mesopotamia Current Lecture I Bushmen lecture continued Bushmen currently located in Northwest Botswana In recent study of 20 people randomly selected from streets of NYC all ethnic groups represented in their DNA except the Bushmen genetic markers Paintings in Africa of animals by Bushmen shows author beyond a doubt that they are not an inferior race many murdered Bushmen found with horns of paint tied around them proof that the Bushmen were the artists responsible for painting When Europeans began colonizing Africa Bushmen had no allies were completely abandoned even aboriginal peoples protection organization ignored their problems European missionaries conquering Africa gave Africans two options repent and be baptized or be taken as slaves Bushmen chose neither fought for survival of culture instead These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Human beings are never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right Rock paintings signed with imprint of hands palms painted and pressed against stone When Bushmen grow old can t continue moving constantly with herds of animals the rest of the group gives as much food and water as they can spare build a shelter of thorns for elderly to protect from animals then move on and leave them behind eventually leopard hyena will break through shelter and eat them If twins are born to a Bushman mother must leave one underneath a bush otherwise both will die b c



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