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    Geographic factors such as latitude determine every location’s climate. Climate controls where, when, and what a civilization can grow which then dictates their level of development. Where sufficient and nutritious crops can be grown efficiently, will have more time to advance and specialize in other activities. The Fertile Crescent is further North of the equator, which results in the semi-arid climate that supports the growth and production of the Fertile Crescents people’s main food source, wheat. Wheat has several advantages such as being easy to grow and harvest, high in calories and nutrients, and can be stored up to 5 years allowing the people of the Fertile Crescent to have a food surplus each year. Papua New Guinea, on the contrary,…

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    The Fertile Crescent is the region in the Middle East which curves, like a quarter-moon shape, from the Persian Gulf, through modern-day southern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and northern Egypt. Known as the Cradle of Civilization, the Fertile Crescent is regarded as the birthplace of agriculture, urbanization, writing, trade, science, history and organized religion and was first populated 10,000 BCE when agriculture and the domestication of animals began in the region. By 9,000 BCE the…

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    quicker than many other civilizations. Some individuals may ask why that happened and what caused it. Specifically, one new Guinean man simply asked Jared Diamond, “Why you white men have so much cargo and we New Guineans have so little?” Diamond thought this was a simple question; however, he did not have a simple answer. Over time and research, he found the answer lies in innovations starting in the Fertile Crescent and geography itself. However, this is just one possibility or factor.…

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    Early civilizations such as the Mesopotamians settled here, and developed the first human complex societies. This region of the world was highly sought after by powerful civilizations such as Babylon and Assyria. This region and the surrounding Mediterranean led the world in technological advances and military expertise for thousands of years before Europe. It was the home of some of the first known writing system, and had many technological advances such aqueducts or bronze (Diamond 395). The…

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    Geography of the Fertile Crescent also known to the Greeks as Mesopotamia played a crucial role in the development of civilization in the region. The mountains provided water to the low lands to irrigate crop and the peoples of the region learned to domesticate animals for farming. As the Mesopotamians learned to use the land agriculture became the central way of life. During the rule of Alexander the Great, the Hellenistic era brought an expansion of Greek language and ideals, and trade with…

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    B.) Southwest and Southeast Asia, parts of sub-Saharan Africa, Mesoamerica, the Andes, China, New Guinea, and eastern North America were all places that were in the Fertile Crescent. The Fertile Crescent is one of the first places in the world that encountered all of the effects of the Agricultural Revolution. It is known for its abundance of wild plants and and different species of animals, being a great place of hunting and gathering for survival. C.) Norte Chico is a string of about 25 urban…

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    Jared Diamond is a professor at UCLA the has traveled the earth in search of the answer to his question , why some parts of the world thrive and why some a so very poor. So in his journey across the earth Jared's firs stop is in New Guinea where he is asked by a local, Yali “Why you white men have so much cargo and we New Guineans have so little. Jared finds that New Guinea is one of the few countries that still has a hunting and gathering type civilization to survive, but people have been…

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    about the early explorers and the Fertile Crescent. First I will talk about the early explorers. The early explorers are the people that came to America a long, long time ago. In fact, they came around 11,500 years ago! Back then the Ice Age was around. This is what it looked like. Could you imagine walking around this! The explorers had to be careful; if the ice they were standing on broke, well they would be as good as gone. They had to cross the Beringia land bridge-which is now…

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    civilization can't grow wheat for cows, the cows won't live there because they can’t survive there. If a civilization is able to grow wheat then the cows are easy to capture making them domesticated animals. Domesticated animals help farm, give a great amount of protein, milk, warmth from their hide, and fertilization. Food and weather control the different species that are able to live in the location of the civilization. PNG isn't able to grow wheat causing them to not be able to domesticate…

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    Civilization is considered as the most advanced stage in a human social development and organization, and consists of society, culture, and way of life. Around 10,000 BCE, people known as Nomads did not have a permanent area to settle in. They constantly traveled where their non-domesticated livestock went. Between 10,000 BCE through 550 BCE evidence of settlements began to show. Located within the Fertile Crescent, “[Sumerians were the only group that gave] evidence if settlements, systematic…

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