The physical features of the Indian subcontinent have contributed to the development of India¡¯s civilizations. India is cut off from other civilizations because of the various mountains ( for example, the Himalayas, Vindhya Mountains, etc.) and the rivers (for example, the Ganges River). Therefore, India, unlike many other cultures at the time, was free from the influences of the outside world. They were able to develop their own culture. In terms of the physical features, the value of the environment would have determined where people lived. For example, civilizations most likely grew along the rivers of India rather than near the mountains. Rivers were a commodity because they provided fertile land, a route for merchant trade and provided a water source. On the other hand, mountains are generally not favorable for human habitation; the mountains were filled with dangerous animals, there would be harsher climates, and the rough terrain would make life harder because there would be scarcely an area for farming so thus there would be less food available. People who lived on the rivers most likely supported themselves through agriculture. The rivers provided fertile soil, which helped increase agricultural yields and their economy most likely started on agriculture then grew to become more complex (eventually including the specialization of labor). People living near the mountains most likely did not farm as mountain terrain is not at a proper ground level for farming. They most likely hunted for food and chopped woods for cooking. People living on the coast most likely supported themselves through fishing. Mountain people were less civilized than the river people because of the differences in their environment. These physical features also contributed to weather patterns which either decreased or increased the development of ancient Indian society. Mountains generally provide a colder winter, milder summers and stronger winds. However, river areas generally have
Harappan and the Minoan civilizations disappeared, the civilizations had some of the greatest religions, writings and laws, and evident social hierarchy and city structure. Ancient civilizations are fascinating, brilliant, beautiful, and harsh. Each civilization had a quality that made it special, but each civilization also had a quality that made it horrible. The Harappan and Minoan, both civilizations people know virtually nothing about, were one of few ancient civilizations that we get the pleasure….
Ancient China was a country that was impacted by its geographic features. Ancient China was a very large country. China’s physical features were very greatly impacted by the contact of other cultures. Some of ancient China’s physical features that prevented them from having contact with other cultures were its large mountains and deserts. This had a good and a bad side to it. The good side was that China was well protected from intruders. However, the bad side to this was that it was it more….
World History H
27 September, 2013
Comparing Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece
World History H
27 September, 2013
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Thinking about ancient civilizations is rather puzzling for me. Imagine no technological ways of communicating and not having many people to communicate with anyway. In the simplest ways, the first groups of people were able to create rather complex and often successful ways….
Ancient Civilizations sculpted the way that countries live and function currently. Without their drudgery to make discoveries about life, who knows what kind of system we would be living in today. Interestingly, all civilizations had differences of culture and way of life, just like today. Let 's explore India and Rome in the time of their ancient civilization, ranging from 350 BC to AD 600. There 's several variations of art, food and clothing between the two during that time, but also certain….
The term civilization basically means the level of development at which people live together peacefully in communities. Ancient civilization refers specifically to the first settled and stable communities that became the basis for later states, nations, and empires. The study of ancient civilization is concerned with the earliest segments of the much broader subject called ancient history. The span of ancient history began with the invention of writing in about 3100 BC and lasted for more than 35….
India is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Its ancient history dates back further than most and has many periods. Very little is known about the earliest inhabitants of India. Ancient tools found in the Soan Valley and South India are the earliest evidence of humans in India discovered so far. Some of the tools date back to the Paleolithic Age – 400,000 to 200,000 years ago, other tools date to the Mesolithic Age and the Neolithic Age (8000 BC – 4000 BC).
The hierarchy of ancient China and India were similar with a noticeable sign of select individuals being considered “higher” than others. The caste system was strict in India and prohibited other classes from interacting with each other. China’s social system differed from India’s caste system, by not demonstrating a formal and strict social ladder. Where in India there existed over three hundred sub castes at one point, China had a simple three caste social ladder. Although the Chinese did not have….
Ancient China Analysis
Many people pose the question of why China matters, but in actuality China matters a lot. Ancient China gave off cultural advances and by 1600 CE; China was the most advanced state in the world. China is praised admired because they had their own way of creating a civilization, other than mocking Egyptian ways. Geographically, Ancient had two major rivers in which they produced from, the Yangtze River and the Yellow River, which is where the first civilization emerged….
Before 600 BCE in the Ancient River Civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, they developed cultures that share similar religious beliefs and writing systems, but different types of
architectural monumental buildings.
Mesopotamia and Egypt had similar religious beliefs. Mesopotamia was a polytheistic religion. They had gods like UR and Uruk. Egypt was also a polytheistic religion,with gods like Isis and Osiris. They created different gods which helped to explain why different things occurred….