30 thoughts on “The Neolithic Revolution and Beginnings of Civilization

  1. Big fan of the Powerpoint format with maps. The major nations I am familiar with, but it can be hard to keep track of the smaller less known nations. This and the Protestant Reformation were very useful. Only thing missing is a "Fall of Constantinople" and the ramifications that went with that event.

  2. I think it's important to note that the area between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers were sandy and temps were around 110. Without irrigation systems that the first settlers of Mesopotamia (Ubait people) developed, they might not have been able to flourish like they did. The land itself was not sufficient enough to supply a steady food supply and the rivers were extremely unpredictable-given to frequent flooding. It was actually because of the irrigation systems developed from the marshlands by the Ubait people where they originally settled at, which was also further inland by a good distance.

  3. What about the discovery of Peruvian civilisations dating pre 2400bc and maybe much older, as seen at the Caral pyramid complex. What about the Maltese civilisations, the ancient Amazon basin civilisations which has only recently been brought to light by research using satellite photography. Cambodia, Angkor Wat is another great civilisation that has had to be looked at again, much older than first thought. Tiwanaku and Egyptian pyramids could be a lot older and belong to long lost civilisations. There are many more questions than answers when it comes to writing our history.

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