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How did early life change as civilizations began to develop?
Cities, organized governments, complex religions, job specialization, social classes, arts and architecture, public works, and writing. What was life like in early times, and how did it change as civilizations began to develop? Civilizations made life much more organized.
What were the early civilizations like?
Early civilizations were often unified by religion”a system of beliefs and behaviors that deal with the meaning of existence. As more and more people shared the same set of beliefs and practices, people who did not know each other could find common ground and build mutual trust and respect.
What caused ancient civilization to change?
Expansion & WarfareEdit Expansion and warfare contributed to change in civilizations as well. As civilizations grew, they needed more land and other resources to support their growing populations. Conflicts over land, water, and other resources occurred and often led to war.
What caused the first civilizations to begin and in what ways did they change over time?
The earliest civilizations developed between 4000 and 3000 BCE, when the rise of agriculture and trade allowed people to have surplus food and economic stability. Many people no longer had to practice farming, allowing a diverse array of professions and interests to flourish in a relatively confined area.
What led to the evolution of writing?
The development from tokens to script reveals that writing emerged from counting and accounting. Writing was used exclusively for accounting until the third millennium BC, when the Sumerian concern for the afterlife paved the way to literature by using writing for funerary inscriptions.
What is the oldest writing?
Who invented alphabet?
The original alphabet was developed by a Semitic people living in or near Egypt. * They based it on the idea developed by the Egyptians, but used their own specific symbols. It was quickly adopted by their neighbors and relatives to the east and north, the Canaanites, the Hebrews, and the Phoenicians.