Rise of Complex Societies
By : Travis, Kaitlin, Brendon, and Audery
Specialized labor helped to advance multiple early societies. There were artisans, craftsmen, shipbuilders, and many other specialized skilled workers. They helped to advance their communities with trade, market places, and building different things. Furthermore, specialized labor allowed for many empires, temples, roads, and other important buildings to be built. Lastly without specialized labor supporting these societies, these empires would not have strived.
Transportation and Methods
Metallurgy was an important part of early civilizations from tools to representing the power of a government. Tools like plows were made from these metals and they increased the efficiency of agricultural tasks like farming and herding. Another major part of the importance of metallurgy was it's representation of power. For example, The Shang Dynasty used bronze to represent power. Furthermore, not only bronze was used to show power.
As iron came from the west, the stronger and cheaper metal was used to overthrow the Shang Dynasty. Without metallurgy trade would not be possible. For example, there wouldn’t be food to trade because the tools built with bronze and iron increased the efficiency of these tasks. Lastly, many transportation methods used for trade were also built from metals such as iron and bronze.
Easy availability to crops caused populations to soar, which inevitably supplied societies with more ideas and opinions on new innovations. Furthermore agricultural advances rose from a dilemma causing populations to rise tremendously, which in turn caused tribes to evolve to villages, and then into large empires. In conclusion without these advances and innovations, none of the above would have occurred.