Anonymous asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 4 weeks ago

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Choose one of the two early riverine civilizations discussed in our textbook (Mesopotamia or Egypt) and explain the ways in which it qualifies to be a civilization. Do you believe that the traditional requirements for a society to be labeled as a civilization should be changed? Are the existence of writing or of metallurgy necessary for a society to be considered civilized? Why or why not?

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A civilization can be described as a society with a system of government, a religious system, and a system of writing. Mesopotamia is a great example of a civilization fitting this description. While each city was not ruled together, each had a king. Cities had a temple to worship the gods and goddesses. The Mesopotamians had a language that consisted of symbols, also known as pictograms. The Mesopotamians were an advanced society that has characteristics that would consider it a civilization. The requirements for a society to be considered a civilization should not change. Every civilization needs a form of government and a system of writing. The existence of writing is necessary for a society to be considered a civilization because it another form of communication, a way to document events that have happened, for stories to be saved and repeated, and for religious beliefs and scriptures to be written

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Civilization refers to human cultures that are complex in terms of technology, science, and division of labor. They are often measured by their progress in agriculture, long-distance trade, occupational specialization, a governing class, and urbanism. Aside from these core elements, a civilization is often marked by any combination of a number of secondary elements,

    including a developed transportation system, writing, standardized measurement, currency, contractual and tort-based legal systems, characteristic art and architecture,

    mathematics, enhanced scientific understanding, metallurgy, political structures, and organized religion.

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