Civilization Paper

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Civilization is a term used in many different ways. It can be defined as; people who eat the same kind of foods,
People who live together, people who speak the same language, and so on. Yet each way that it is defined relates towards the same topic; Humans and their existence on the planet. Civilization is known greatly as a group of humans or animals that live generally together and practice the same habits. Civilization, according to some historians, first came into play in the year 3000 BCE. These historians look at civilization as people who have the same dietary needs and habits, who practice these habits regularly in order to survive. A couple of years before 3000 BCE, the world went through what historians call the Agricultural
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These changes have led to more numbers of civilizations.
With of all the new little civilizations popping up, and all the different conditions, and not everyone being able to grow what they need to survive. The people had to resort to trade.
Trade helps civilizations grow to be more populated and stronger. Trade also encourages travel, which eventually leads to exploration. And by people exploring they find either more civilizations to trade with, or more land to expand onto.
The Mesopotamians are one of the first major civilizations to come into existence. They were able to do this because of the agricultural revolution. The Mesopotamian region was like a "big dust bowl" and much of the time was very hot.
Yet there was also times when there was too much water, and the rain flooded all of the peoples crops, and turned the water into swamp like conditions which were unsafe to drink. In order to fix this and make their civilization strive and survive, the people had to make canals, dams and irrigation systems. These things helped the crops grow greatly. Because of the great success of their produce, they were able to trade with other cultures for livestock, and other kinds of food and goods necessary to live and survive.
Once in a while a culture will find something that they are really good at making, or something that they can make and others cannot because of their geography and environment.
Some things that some cultures could make are
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