Civilizations that impacted future development of other civilization laid the ground work for social, technological and educational development. Without people having laws and consenqueces there would be no order and society would not last long. We can tell that past civilizations set the standard in which the future civilizations improved from. With these improvements survival increased, because of the way of life that those civilizations decided to follow. Interactions were key in order for these civilizations to survive. Even today we all communicate with each other, our environment, and our ideas and culture that we decide to follow. Many civilizations were able to understand that communication was key in order for their society to thrive. The interactions between humans was an important element that would help civilizations prosper. Without these interactions between humans, our society today would not be as advanced as it is now. This is because if our ancestors kept their ideas to themselves we all would have different ideas on how our world should be and there would be major conflicts. Source Four, Phoenician Sailing, tells us how the Phoenician Sailing adapted overtime. This document states how the Phoenicians traded and were considered as the best sailors at the time.” When the Phoenicians traded with people that lived in the Mediterranean Sea, they got ideas and made improvements to their ships. This special interaction helped both the Phoenicians and the people that lived around the Mediterranean Sea. “Later on around 700 BCE there were many distinct changes that the Phoenicians made to their ships. They added long steering oars in the back and a single sail that could catch the wind and move the ship forward.” These interactions gave not only the Phoenicians ideas, but the other Mediterranean civilizations also took advancements from the Phoenicians. Language is a very important element if a society is going to be successful. Source Eleven, The Phoenician Alphabet describes how the Phoenician Alphabet grew off of different alphabets and how it impacted others. “The alphabet was adapted by the Greeks, and it became the basis for writing all European languages. The Phoenician alphabet also influenced how Hebrew and Arabic were written, and it was adapted to write the languages of India and Ethiopia.” Past alphabets were passed through society and different civilizations and were used as a good starting point for the new alphabets. The influence from other countries made civilizations think of how their civilization will be. Interaction between humans was key especially when determining a national language or different standards in your society. Not only does interactions between humans impact a civilization, but their environment affects their life and how long it will last. Environment impacts were the civilization will be located. Good farming land, and mild weather are important elements that will help a civilization thrive for generations. Source Fourteen, The Rise of Civilizations, describes why each civilization chose where they were going to live. Various peoples settled in the hills and valleys of Palestine. The Israelites and other groups that decided to live in the area thought that this would be a good area to live in because the environment suited their needs and expectations. “The Tigris and Euphrates rivers supported the different people of Mesopotamia. The first civilization was based of city-states.” The Mesopotamians decided to live in this area because they believed that the rivers and the rich soil in this area would help their civilization prosper. Many civilizations that were present during this time period decided to live by rivers and bodies of water. Source Sixteen, River Valley Civilizations, tells us why civilizations chose to live in river valleys. “The earliest civilizations were all situated near major rivers. These rivers provided a regular water supply and a means to
Unit 1: Writing assignment 1
The Maya civilization emerged in the Yucatán peninsula and into what is now Central America and southern Mexico around A.D. 200. The Maya were known for being great astronomers; they used the stars to come up with calendars. The Maya continued to thrive until A.D. 900 which is when they abandoned their cities for an unknown reason. Around A.D. 700 a group called Hohokam was developing a large system of irrigation canals in what is now south-central…
religious and racial facilate colonization?
why Colony is justified at that time
regard their continent as the most advanced and aggressive continent
the duty of going to other countries less advanced
europe is full of science; other continents full of suspicious '
the advancement of military and medical science -----high level of civilization
western can lead the society
different definition of "civilization" beweteen past and right now
Civilization is a complex concept that is interpreted differently by many. Taking
the origin of the word into consideration, a civilization is officially defined as a society that has
cities. This may not seem like much to go off of, but having cities implies some form of order and
organization among this society, and that is what makes it a civilization. There are many common
characteristics found between modern civilizations that can be traced all the way back to the very
first civilizations in Mesopotamia and Egypt…
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The Sumer and Mesoamerican civilizations both began to create lunar calendars, pottery,
and fiction writing. However, Sumer had a completely developed system of writing and began to
write songs for their gods in contrast to the unfinished language of Mesoamerica. Pottery was
also created and traded by both civilizations.
Sumer, one of the earliest civilizations, began to create pottery and works of art in
copper, terra cotta, and clay. Cylinde…
Mohenjo-Daro Figure. Scholars believe this limestone statue from about 2500 B.C.E. depicts a king or a priest from Mohenjo-Daro in the
Indus valley in present-day Pakistan.
Does this figure seem to emphasize the features of a particular person or the attributes of a particular role?
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Between 1500 and 1000 B.C., the invading Hellenes married with peoples at the tip of the
Balkan Peninsula, and began the Greek Civilization. Unity was difficult because of the
mountainous terrain. Therefore, a series of small citystates began. Two of the most credited
citystates were Athens and Sparta. Though lays some distinct differences between the two
along with alike features and facts.
Athens made amazing contributions to government and westernculture. From the 7th to the
5th centuries B…
English II Honors
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Religion; The Foundation of Civilization
Religion dates back to the beginning of human civilization. It gives all answers to
questions, such as: the purpose of human life, the process in which life was created, and in what
manner should one live their life, for people of the modern world, and people of the past.
Nonetheless, society continues to further our comprehension of the messages
these ancient texts, scriptures…
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Here is the story of the beginning,
When there was not one bird,
not one fish,
not one mountain.
Here is the sky, all alone.
Here is the sea, all alone.
There is nothing more
-no sound, no movement.
Only the sky and the sea.
Only Heart-of-Sky, alone.
And these are his names:
Maker and Modeler,
But there is no one to speak his names.
There is no one to praise his glory.
There is no one to nurture his greatness…
we can and will become a type III civilization, that is a galactic civilization. You may have heard about types of civilizations, like type I, II, or even III. Those types are from the Kardashev scale, which is a method of measuring a civilization’s level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy available at its disposal, and was proposed by Soviet astrophysicist Nikolai Kardashev. With this in mind, we can and will become a type III civilization by half a million years, if we all…
century, three very important civilizations had developed. The Aztecs, Maya, and the Incas. The societies were characterized by vast mineral wealth, large urban centers, and ritualized religions. The three civilizations eventually helped to expand trade into Asia, Africa, and Europe. Soon after that, Columbus crossed the Atlantic with his men, and they discovered many islands and expanded their knowledge of the America’s. This point in history marks new civilizations that developed, establishing trade…