Objects as History

This assignment will focus on  China, Pre-Columbian Americas, and Islamic civilizations. Its goal is to study what specific objects tell us about the responses of these civilizations to similar social spheres or situations.
-Choose 1 set of 2 similar objects or group of objects from 2 different civilizations and compare them. For example, compare an object or group of objects from America with an object or group of objects from China, or any other comparison you choose among these five civilizations.
-The paper has to cover 2 objects or group of objects from 2 civilizations in total, analyzed in 2 pairs of 2 objects or group of objects.
-The comparison has to address the culture, period, materials, how they were made, what they were used for, meanings, as well as their differences and similarities.
-Stress what they say about their societies and how are they similar or different, or how different cultures responded to similar needs.
-3 PAGES (Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced).