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Landscape and Early Prehistory

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA230H1
Professor
Dimitri Nakassis
Semester
Fall

Description
Monday September 1911Introduction to Greek HistoryD NakassisLandscape and Early PrehistoryHistorical SourcesPapyriReed that grows in NilePreserved in dry climatesUsed to write literary judicial official texts as well as recipes complaints contracts and minutes etcArchaeologyPrimarily excavationOur historical evidence texts can be a little scrappy use excavationarchaeology to fill in blanks or paint a more accurate less biased pictureProblems in Ancient HistoryNeed to be careful about trustworthiness of sourcesWriters have a specific audience and purpose and therefore may distort the truthClimateTopographyDry and wetlots of variationUnder 400 mm of rain to over 1200 mm Agriculture based on rainfallNo real irrigationRadical fluctua
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