HUM101: WORLD CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE
TOPIC 1: STONE AGE- PROLOGUE TO CIVILIZATION
History: History is the record and interpretation of human past. It is useful and it teaches us many things about the world we live in. History is about everyday things which includes the factors how people use to travel, live, wear, eat, cook food, what were there beliefs, what kind of government they had, what theye use to do in their free time etc. All these factors makes history interesting and gives us an idea about the past actions of human beings. Before discovering what happened in history we must know when it happened.
Chronology in history :
BC: Before Christ
BCE: Before Christian Era
AD: Anno Domini
CE: Christian Era
For example, we can count our age from the time we were born but we cannot count like these in history. No one knows when the world began and no one could write about 6000 years ago. But we must have a date that we can call Year One. People in different countries use different dates for Year One and sometimes often measure the date which is important in their religion. In Christian Calendar Year One is denoted as the year when Jesus Christ was born. AD means Anno Domini. These are Latin Word for ‘In the year of our Lord’. But also we want to count years before Christ was born which is before Year One. Time before Christ was born is known as (Before Christ). There are no written records about how people use to live in the past. Time before people could write is prehistory and time after they learned to write is called history. We can also find out about the past by reading what they use to write, read, listen to stories what they told, things they made, buildings they built and pictures they drew. Before writing began people use to tell stories about what happened to them. Parents use to tell stories to their children but as time passed the stories also changed so no one actually knew which stories were true. People...