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Fertile Crescent

The Fertile Crescent The Fertile Crescent was the first area to develop agriculture. It was the first to harness the power of agriculture because of geographic luck. Geographic luck is the fact that where a civilization was on the earth relates to how well the civilization did in becoming a supreme power on the earth. If the civilization was started near a place heavy with crops highly nutritious, then it did well. If it did not have nutritious crops, then it did not do as well as some other...

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Fertile Crescent and Nile River Valley

Fertile Crescent and Nile River Valley About 5,000 years ago in Sumer and Egypt (3000 BC) civilizations rose. Civilizations generally have rules and regulations, building and structures, agriculture, writing, and a religious structure. Before Sumer and Egypt rose up, people in the Paleolithic Age were nomadic, hunters and gatherers. They traveled in groups of 20-30 people. They had a spoken language, which was passed on and created culture. They had religious beliefs, which are believed to explain...

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The Fertile Crescent

The Fertile Crescent west of the Mediterranean and on the east by the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, and includes all or parts of Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. This is the birth place of the ancient world. The Fertile Crescent is a bow-shaped tract of land in South-west Asia stretching from Jordan northwards to southern Turkey, then swinging southwards to the borders of Iraq and Iran. Along its route it incorporates parts of Israel, Lebanon and Syria. The physical characteristics...

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Exam 1 Study Guide

tin they had. This technology would later spread to Egypt, Europe, and Asia. The Mesopotamians had no stone, and no timber so these materials had to be imported from Syria and Asia. As more and more people flooded into the southern part of the fertile crescent the major city of Sumer formed and here are the first signs of clear cut civilization. Wheel traffic, boats, advanced tools, and bureaucracy were seen here. Cuneiform writing was also developed here and it was written on the soft clays from the...

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were the 1st farmers, began domesticating animals and cultivating grains and vegetable while men hunted. c. Trial and error in agriculture As best practices were learned and passed down, returns to agriculture rose. d.Establishments in the fertile crescents which can support population form independently in Mesopotamia, N. China, and Meso America. 5. (Topic 2) Explain how the Neolithic revolution ultimately led to the formation of civilizations. (In other words, how did settlement evolve into...

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Guns, Germs, and Steel Study Guide

Apples or Indians Q: Why was the Fertile Crescent predisposed to have such a potent head star in so many areas of development: writing, cities, and empires? What reason does the author give for cannibalism in New Guinea? A: The Fertile Crescent had a head star in many areas of development. The reason being, it’s many advantages. The Fertile Crescent had advantages such as, good climate, natural crops that grow there, and its wide range of altitude. The Fertile Crescent having these advantages allowed...

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Ap World Mesopotamia and Egypt

their kingdom. Egypt and Mesopotamia were the same but very different. Mesopotamia was the first great civilization and was built along the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers and is now located in present day Iraq. This is the area that is called the Fertile Crescent because its geography and layout caused farming and urban areas. The people in this region were either considered Sumerians or Semitics which led to religion in which the people worshipped gods of nature and also imagined gods as anthropomorphic...

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Early River Valley Civilizations

Civilization - Indus River 
 Ancient China - Huang He (Yellow) River Mesopotmia Flat plain known as Mesopotamia lies between the two rivers in SW Asia(Middle East)
. Because of this region’s shape and the richness of its soil(silt) it is called the Fertile Crescent, the rivers flood unpredictably. Sumerians were first to settle in this region, attracted by the silt. Disadvantages / Environmental Challenges 1. Unpredictable flooding / dry summer months 2. No natural barriers for protection 3. Limited natural...

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Guns Germs Steel

domesticated plants and animals is a direct contributor to how quickly a civilization will develop. The next example Diamond uses to further his argument that environment is a contributor in civilization development is the example of the Fertile Crescent. The Fertile Crescent is an area where domestication of plants was high due to mild, wet winters and long, hot summers. Also, the plants that grew here cross pollinated and took care of themselves. The people of this area utilized these advantages to the...

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Art of the Ancient Near East

agriculture villages emerged around Asia minor and the ancient near east that were referred to as the Fertile Crescent. From this villages evolved into cities all over the north and south, along with social hierarchies, rulers and workers with specialized skills. The crescent rose along the Mediterranean coast through Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, arched into central Turkey and along the fertile plains of the Tigtis and Euphrates rivers through Iraq and Iran. The people of the ancient near East...

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