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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilization

A civilization or civilisation (see English spelling differences) is any complex society characterized by urban development, social stratification imposed by a cultural elite, symbolic systems of communication (for example, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment.

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Where Did Civilization Begin? Many believe that civilization began in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. In order for a society to be civilized, it must have towns, some form of state governance and a civil service.

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HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION including The ingredients of civilization, Mesopotamia and Egypt, The Indus, The Aegean, China, America, The Mediterranean, Regional civilizations, Global civilization ... The Aegean civilization stands at the start of the very lively tradition of Mediterranean culture. It begins in the large island which is perfectly ...

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For the purposes of this article, ancient Chinese civilization refers to that period of China’s history which began in the early 2nd millennium BCE, when a literate, city-based culture first emerged, to the end of the Han dynasty, in 220 CE. By this time all the essential foundations of Chinese civilization had been laid down.

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It is hard to say. Different from the ancient Egypt and Greece, China is the first and only civilization in east for quite a long time, hence there is no records from other civilizations that can show the start of Chinese civilization. And it shou...

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How did Civilization Start? The Nile River provided early Egyptians with both a body of water that flooded predictably and a means to transport goods over long distances. Complex burial practices, including mummification, began to appear once ancient civilizations developed the concept of an afterlife.

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Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in the place that is now the country Egypt. Ancient Egyptian civilization followed prehistoric Egypt and coalesced around 3100 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) ...

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Start date for human civilization moved back 20,000 years or so An analysis of artifacts found in a South African cave reveals that humans were making tools, beads, and even poison some 20,000 ...

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Cities of Stone: The Classic Maya, A.D. 250-900 . The Classic Period, which began around A.D. 250, was the golden age of the Maya Empire. Classic Maya civilization grew to some 40 cities ...

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How and when did the Maya Civilization start? It is believed that the Mayans came into existence due to the fall of the Olmec, which were responsible for many of the Mayan and Aztec way. The ...