HST 140 Study Guide - Fall 2018, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Michigan State University, Mesopotamia, Hubble Space Telescope

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12 Oct 2018

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What is history: misconceptions, facts, what happened, names, dates, places, reality, we choose what to include based on, values, what we are able to know, patterns we find, world history = global history. Importance of chronology: historical and geographical balance (aka not just european history, emphasis on connections and disconnections, the textbook is not a book of record it cannot catalog everything. Time letter abbreviations: ya: years ago, bce: before the common era, ce: common era. Challe(cid:374)ges of wo(cid:396)ld histo(cid:396)y"s (cid:272)ale: how to select specific facts from so many, how to decipher all the languages, how to balance local with global history. Darwin: modern science differs because of him, e(cid:448)olutio(cid:374) does (cid:374)ot e(cid:395)ual (cid:862)p(cid:396)og(cid:396)ess(cid:863, not slow and steady, but abrupt. New ways to determine age: radiocarbon dating potassium argon, dna nuclear and mitochondrial, marine isotopes. Migration by homo erectus: sw asia i(cid:374)dia(cid:374) u(cid:271)(cid:272)o(cid:374)ti(cid:374)e(cid:374)t e asia chi(cid:374)a, caused by environmental changes.

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