Providing extremely fertile soil is one, if not the most important, roles the Nile River played in the life of the ancient Egyptians. By providing fertile soil, the Nile made it easy for cities and civilizations to grow alongside the banks of the river. This fertile soil comes from the annual flooding of the Nile. This replenishes the top soil with silt deposits that hold much needed nutrients for crops to grow. Ancient Egyptians developed highly complex irrigation methods to maximize the effect of the Nile waters.
The land around the river would be very fertile and so would be used for farming. Farmland always needed to be irrigated; the Romans would irrigate the banks of the River Ver and use the river water to keep the land moist. When the Romans found the original site, which became Verulamium, there was already a Catuvellauni tribe settled there. The Catuvellauni had established a large village named Wheathampstead and was the capital of the Celtic people. This would be important for the choice of the site because the Romans knew that the land was fertile enough to grow crops and the water was drinkable because the Catuvellauni tribe had managed to survive there.
The agriculture and geographic location contributed to the achievement of Ancient Egypt Economy. The Nile River was conveniently located right next to Egypt, making the soil fertile and allowed the Egyptians to create an abundance of food. The economic surplus in Egypt was strictly controlled and protected, by its leaders and citizens. Although, when mother nature would take over the economic surplus went away, which lead to the civilization coming to an end. The success of Egypt’s economy came from the abundance of agriculture, the strict rules on surplus and from the citizens all working together to create the surplus.
Agriculture and Food Production in the Old Kingdom Egypt Agriculture and food production are quite literally the skills that feed a civilization. Old Kingdom Egypt excelled in this area. Egypt’s high success in agriculture was due to many things, ranging from a near constant climate, to the Nile and its annual inundations causing the land to be inexhaustible, to Egypt’s vast amount of other natural resources. This paper will only give a general overview of the more popular resources yielded by agriculture and food production in Old Kingdom Egypt. The Nile is of particular importance, as it was the source of life in Egypt.
The waterway also provided for a means of travel. When the Nile would flood, it would fertilize the ground, then making wonderful farming soil. If there was good soil, they had more trading opportunities because the crops were better and there were more of them. The Nile also provided the Egyptians with trading routes. The people could travel to any and every other settlement via boats.
The control/usage of waterways is important to the economic and political factors of society today and in the past. One way is that the control/usage of the waterways helped many of the civilizations here today start. For example Egypt, China, India, etc. Another way is that the control/usage of the waterways helped made the trading between other civilizations easier which made civilizations become more exposed to other cultures. The next way is that the control/usage of the waterways helped make agriculture grows which helped lead to making currency’s and trade happen.
The river valley of Ancient Egypt had abundant resources and an established river that delivered steady supply of fertile soil. The ancient Greek civilization had influence over the sea and land that led them to great prosperity. The Aksum empire was an economic center because of its strategic location and resources. These three societies may have been very different from one another but they all shared one thing in common, their utilization of the geographic resource provided which the used to each become great societies.These civilization were all great in their own ways and all had many achievements that made them remembered forever.
The Nile River gifted Egypt with an abundance of goods used for economic purposes. It also helped shape the Egyptians’ religious point of view on life and death. Social advancements also came with the provision of the Nile River. The Nile River was the key to social growth in Egypt. First of all, the Nile protected
The greater the quantity and quality of food gave them a sense of security for their families. The greater the supply the more to consume. The... ... middle of paper ... ... think that the seed plow wasn’t that important but it really was and still is.The seed plow was an amazing invention, many people are glad that the Mesopotamians invented it. The Mesopotamians not only thought of making it easier for them to farm, but for the future as well. The seed plow is filled with amazing knowledge and skills on farming from the Mesopotamians, which is still used today.
It was the Aztecs agricultural innovations that really stimulated crop production, which in turn stimulated their economy. One of the first methods of agriculture was known to be rainfall cultivation. Rainfall helped the Aztecs grow crops where ever they wanted. The quality of the dirt or terrain did not matter. Being able to sow crops in all terrains meant that there would be an abundance at all times.