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UNIT 6: Order and Early Societies

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How do diverse political structures and relationships distribute power and material resources? Through the rise of the Chinese empire, Mayan regional kingdoms, and the complex society of Igbo Ukwu, this unit considers the origins of centralized states and alternative political and social orders.

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Unit 6: Order and Early Societies

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Video Segment: The Evolution of the Early Chinese Empire

The Evolution of the Early Chinese Empire

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Video Segment: Mayan Kingdoms

Mayan Kingdoms

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Video Segment: Igbo-Ukwu: Archaeology and Early States

Igbo-Ukwu: Archaeology and Early States

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Linda Walton Perspectives on the Past

Linda Walton discusses the rise of gender inequality through the example of the Neolithic Hongshan culture of northeastern China, whose archeological sites contain remarkable evidence of important female imagery.
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