The earliest civilizations developed along rivers in Asia and the Middle East. Why do some civilizations fall? What does this tell us about the future? What can we learn from past civilizations to keep our great civilization thriving?
Archaeologists recognize that in some cases, simple societies for one reason or another, changed into more and more complex societies, and some become civilizations with many of the ancient civilizations have similar characteristics.
Your task is as follows:
What is an ancient civilization?
When archaeologists talk about ancient civilizations they are talking about the most complex societies that ever developed - true states. The independent development of the first states only happened in six places, beginning about 5,000 years ago. These included four in the Old World - Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley and China and two in the New World - South America and Mexico and Central America.
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