Three million years ago, humans lived only to hunt and survive. It seems no other purpose existed and they knew not of how to be a civilized people. But, ten thousand years ago this era would pass into history and is said to have paved the way and shaped humanity as we know it. This new era would begin a time known as the Near Eastern Civilization. This civilized nation meant that a language would be discovered, a religion would be practiced, farming would be developed and the means for survival would be formed. Though the civilizations of today might find this era to be rather barbaric, it seems the Near Eastern people had quite a cultured life for what they had to work with.
As we move on to the next development, The Early Mesopotamian civilization was located in ...
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...ll around, and shortly this civilization would also pass into the books of history.
In conclusion, the civilizations of the world have unquestionably taken many forms through the years. Through many stages with their beliefs in religion, intellect, knowledge, government and politics, they all partook in both successful then failed attempts to continue the society that took so much effort to build. Will present day civilizations continue to rise and fall as did those civilizations that are read about today? Will the scholars of the future read about present day civilizations and learn that we too were the fate of yet another chapter written in the history books?
Perry, M., Chase, M., Jacob, J.R., Jacob, M.C. & Von Laue, T.H. (2009). Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society
(9th ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
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