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In return for a gift or sacrifice, a god or goddess might reveal information about the future. Elite and common folk came together in great festivals such as the twelve-day New Year’s Festival held each spring in Babylon to mark the beginning of a new agricultural cycle (see Diversity and Dominance: Violence and Order in the Babylonian New Year’s Festival). The term technology, from the Greek word techne, meaning “skill” or “specialized knowledge,” normally refers to the tools and machines that humans use to manipulate the physical world.

Humans, by selecting the highestyielding strains, had transformed certain wild grasses into the domesticated grains now known as emmer wheat and barley. They also discovered that alternating the cultivation of grains and pulses (plants yielding edible seeds such as lentils and peas) helped maintain soil fertility. Women, the principal gatherers of wild plant foods, probably played a major role in this transition to plant cultivation, but the heavy work of clearing the fields would have fallen to men.

1). E. Vo l ga European Peasant Farmers Dan ube Aral Sea Ca sp gr Wheat Barley MESOPOTAMIA Peas SYRIA nean S IRANIAN Largely Uninhabited e a PALESTINE AKKAD Nippur Lentils PLATEAU Babylon Sheep Jericho Ropar SUMER Uruk Pigs HI Giza SINAI Harappa M Ur Goats Memphis Desert Nomads INDUS VALLEY Delhi A L A Y rs i A MTS. E. E. E. in the valley of the Yellow River in China. property. To protect themselves and channel the forces of nature, people living near the rivers created new technologies and forms of political and social organization.

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