John Lobell, Early Civilizations



This is a lecture from ARCH 151, first year architectural history, at Pratt Institute. It covers Paleolithic, Neolithic, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. (All very briefly.)

Table of Contents:

00:14 – 1. Paleolithic

01:13 –
02:14 – Paleolithic
Worldwide, c. 35,000-8,000 BCE
03:40 –
04:11 –
04:53 –
05:04 – Upper Paleolithic Art
05:36 –
06:11 –
06:15 –
06:39 –
07:18 –
08:35 –
Paleolithic Culture

09:24 – Contemporary Hunter-Gatherers
10:33 – Yanomami Indians
11:33 –
11:51 –
12:14 –
12:35 –
12:39 –
12:41 –
12:53 –
13:06 –
13:10 –
13:53 – Shamanism
The Architecture of the Mind
14:57 –
16:35 –
16:59 –
17:12 –
18:09 – 2. Neolithic

c. 10,000-3,500 BCE
18:52 – Neolithic Culture
c. 10,000-3,500 BCE
21:20 –
22:19 – Early Towns and Villages
22:40 – Çatal Hüyük
Turkey, 6000 BCE
23:30 – Pueblos and Cliff Dwellings
North America
c. 1100 – 1300 CE
23:37 –
24:18 –
25:14 –
26:18 –
27:39 – American Indian Mound Cultures
28:46 – Megalithic Structures
29:29 – Stonehenge
30:26 – Astronomical Alignments
32:06 –
32:35 – Newgrange
Passage Mound
34:33 –
35:22 –
37:22 –
38:49 –
39:22 –
42:14 –
43:37 –
43:45 –
44:13 –
45:43 –
46:49 –
48:11 – The City of Ur
Earliest stages, 3800 BC
48:22 –
Ziggurat of Ur-Nammu

ca 2,100 BCE
48:23 – Ziggurat of Ur
48:47 –
48:48 – Ziggurat of Ur
48:48 –
Ziggurat of Ur-Nammu

ca 2,100 BCE
48:49 – The City of Ur
Earliest stages, 3800 BC
49:10 –
Ziggurat of Ur-Nammu

ca 2,100 BCE
49:57 – Ziggurat of Ur
50:01 –
51:00 –
52:13 –
52:26 –
54:08 – Egypt
56:17 –
58:16 –
01:01:05 –
01:02:31 – The Nile
01:04:22 – The Nile
01:05:29 – Religion
01:07:00 –
The Old Kingdom

Age of the Pyramids: 2665-2155 B.C.
– Zoser’s Stepped Pyramid, Sakkara
– Giza Pyramid

Begins with the Mastaba
01:07:39 – Zoser’s Step Pyramid
(also Djoser), Dynasty III
Sakkara, Egypt, c. 2667-2648 BCE
Architect: Imhotep
01:08:58 –
01:08:59 –
01:09:35 –
01:09:52 –
01:09:55 – STEPPED PYRAMID – SAQQARA Ziggurat of Ur
EGYPT ca 2,630 BCE NEO-SUMERIA ca 2,100 BCE

A tomb A temple
01:10:26 – Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafra, Menkaura
“Giza Pyramids”
(Also known as Cheops, Chefren, & Mykerinos)

01:11:22 – Giza Pyramids
01:12:14 – Giza Pyramids
01:12:50 –
01:12:54 – New Kingdom
01:13:58 – Egyptian Temple
01:15:25 – Temple of Amon / Mut / Khonsu
Luxor, c. 1400 – 1300 B.C.
01:15:42 –
01:15:48 –
01:15:49 – Temple of Ramesses II
at Abu Simbel, Nubia,
New Kingdom,
c. 1279-1212 BCE

01:17:03 –
01:17:04 –
01:17:16 –
01:17:58 – Temple of Ramesses II
at Abu Simbel, Nubia,
New Kingdom,
c. 1279-1212 BCE

01:18:18 – Akhenaten
01:19:10 – Temple of Ramesses II
at Abu Simbel, Nubia,
New Kingdom,
c. 1279-1212 BCE

01:19:10 –
01:19:11 –
01:19:12 – Temple of Amon / Mut / Khonsu
Luxor, c. 1400 – 1300 B.C.
01:19:12 – Egyptian Temple
01:19:13 – New Kingdom
01:19:13 –
01:19:14 – The Nile
01:19:14 – Religion
01:19:51 –
01:19:52 –
01:19:52 – Temple of Ramesses II
at Abu Simbel, Nubia,
New Kingdom,
c. 1279-1212 BCE

01:19:53 – Akhenaten
01:21:14 – Beauty
01:22:02 –
01:22:30 – Pyramids
01:24:15 –

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