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Ancient Civilizations DBQ In the beginning of human existence, nomadism was the main form of living in order to survive. Many of our early civilizations started out with a group of people gathering and hunting their food, never staying in one place because their food always moved. That is until the Neolithic revolution, the domestication of plants and animals, which really started the chain reaction of civilization. Because of the start of Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, and The Indus Valley, many of the ideas these ancient peoples created had contributed to the growth of human knowledge up to this day. The absence of wood in Mesopotamia influenced the way buildings were made for these cities. The main material that was used to construct these buildings was mud bricks which also were used to make the walls, ziggurats, and homes of the people. They figured out how to make bronze and use copper for weapons and agricultural tools. Their main form of record keeping was called the cuneiform which is a system of forming symbols (pictograms) on a clay …show more content…
The things people of today know started and grew from the thoughts these ancient people and without them, we’d be just as clueless as they were.
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Reference
Adhikari, S. (2017, August 15). Top 11 inventions and discoveries of Mesopotamia. Retrieved September 02, 2017, from https://www.ancienthistorylists.com/mesopotamia-history/top-11-inventions-and-discoveries-of-mesopotamia/ Schott, S. (1970, January 01). Ancient Egypt River Civilizations. Retrieved September 02, 2017, from http://ancientegyptskylarschott.blogspot.com/2012/10/five-great-achievements-from-ancient.html Http://ljournal.ru/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/d-2016-154.pdf. (2016). Scientific and Technological Contributions of the Indus Civilization: Their relevance for the present.

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