A Brief Note On River Valley Civilizations And The Old Stone Age

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In the past, during the Old Stone Age, everyone was mostly nomadic, meaning they migrated moving from place to place to follow game animals and ripening fruit for survival. Also, during this time early religious beliefs were called animism and that is the belief that the world was full of spirits and forces that might reside in animals, objects, or dreams. Yet, multiple years later there was a Neolithic agriculture revolution, people begin to grow their own crops, which gave them a reason to settle in farming villages so they could grow their food instead of catch it. Then 6000 years later, in the year 3000 B.C., it was the beginning of a change in life because civilizations began to emerge, more pacifically, river valley civilizations. River valley civilizations are complex, highly organized social order that was established along a river valley. There were four cities that rose self-reliantly: the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the Middle East, the Nile River in Egypt, the Indus River in India, and the Yellow River, or Hung He, in China. However, the ones that I will compare and contrast were located in the valleys of Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the Middle East called Mesopotamia and the Nile River Valley in Egypt. Although, Mesopotamia and the Nile River Valley were located in separate regions they had many similarities and differences in the following topics: geography; religion or beliefs; society and government; and learning, arts, and literature. All of these…

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