Cultures Connected

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Culture is defined as the sum total of the ways of living built up by a group and passed on from one generation to another. Throughout history different groups have evolved into their own cultures. Numerous countries have branched out and found their own paths in which they pass down to their youth. Although each culture is different they each derived from civilization. When tracing the background of different societies, it is found that there are certain cultural features that are communal to other civilizations throughout the world. Each culture varies and has its own norms but when studied, the origins consist from previous cultures. Due to consistent advances in technology and agriculture, civilizations continue to mature into more efficient cultures. When comparing all the world cultures, each are related through key primary ways of life. Essentially, the way we communicate, the use of agriculture and religious customs make all of our cultures parallel.

Culture includes behavior such as courtship or child-rearing practices; material things such as tools, clothing, and shelter; and ideas, institutions, and beliefs. Language, apparently a uniquely human trait, lies behind our ability to create ideas and institutions and to transmit culture from one generation to another. Our flexible and dexterous hands enable us to hold and make tools and so to create the material artifacts of culture. Because culture is learned and not inherited, it permits rapid adaptation to changing conditions, making possible the spread of humanity to almost all the lands of the globe.(“The Heritage of World Civilization”.2)

The first culture started in the days of the caveman. This is known as the Paleolithic Age, also known as the “old stone age”. D...

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...ed down from their ancestors. Though each society has its own laws, communication and way of living each culture can be compared and are common. They all derived from another culture and branched out into multicultures. The diversity of changing to better things will never remain the same but be duplicated through an individual to define their outlook on their culture.

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Craig, Albert M., William A. Graham, Donald Kagan, Steven Ozment, and Frank M. Turner. The Heritage of World Civilization. Ninth ed. Vol. 1. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2011. 2-13. Print.
Reeves, Andrew. “Sumer and Babylon.”. History 1111: World Civilization. Middle Georgia State College. Walker Hall, Georgia. Aug. 2013. Lecture.
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