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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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    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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    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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    River Valley Civilizations Tigris and Euphrates River Valley Civilization Mesopotamia was an ancient valley located in the eastern Mediterranean; this means “between two rivers” in Greek. This is where all modern societies came from, and they had a sophisticated way of doing things. Mesopotamia is modern day Iraq, and it was located between two rivers: Tigris and Euphrates. Mesopotamia lacked an adequate supply of water, so these rivers gave provided water for them. The rivers played a great…

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    Mesopotamian Civilization

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    development of large humans civilizations or empires. First, The“Fertile Crescent” between the Tigris and Euphrates river allowed for increased agricultural success, paving the way for agrarian society. Furthermore, Mesopotamian and Egyptian government commenced with similar political structure but soon after developed into two distinct empires. The fall of the Mycenaean empire led to various reforms which ultimately resulted in the shift from rule by Kings to an Assembly style government. The…

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    Early humans in the Lower Paleolithic Age lived in assorted habitats which allowed them to gather seafood, nuts,eggs, and fruits not collected by scavenging. Hunting and gathering was thought to be the main strategy used by human societies to collect food about 1.8 million years ago, and from its re-appearance about 0.2 million years ago. It remained the only way of collecting food until the end of the Mesolithic period about 10,000 years ago. Beginning in transition between the Middle to Upper…

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