A History Of The World 's Six Glasses By Tom Standage

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As you read A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (2005), you should look for answers to the questions posted below. These questions will be due by Monday, August 25th. These should be typed and submitted to Turnit.com as well as a hard copy to your instructor. You will be given 5 points for Turnitin.com on time and without plagarism.
Section One: Beer in Mesopotamia and Egypt
1A. We can find out about prehistoric lives through non-written sources such as pictograms. There is many benefits to exploring history through non-written sources. Through these sources you are able to understand how the first civilizations kept track of everything such as their surplus. In addition to this, since writing was not around when the first civilizations had started, through these resources we are able to learn what happened since these early civilizations did have non-written sources.
1B. In the book it says “Some anthropologists have even suggested that beer might have played a central role in the adoption of agriculture, one of the turning points of human history” Since beer led to a boost in agriculture, these cities would now create a food surplus, which let other people to specialize in other products. All of these things led to what was the first civilizations.
1C. He uses many different sources, including pictograms and written references from Mesopatamia from 4000 B.C.E, Archaelogic expirements, Egyptian records, Summerian depictions, The Epic of Gilgamesh,…
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