"Sumer is the first known civilization. What do we know about sumer that might make us wonder if it really was the first civilization.Its for summer school and I need my answer by wensday lol sorry...

"Sumer is the first known civilization. What do we know about sumer that might make us wonder if it really was the first civilization.

Its for summer school and I need my answer by wensday lol sorry for the shor notice

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Various archeological discoveries suggest that Sumer may not be the first civilization and there are more civilizations to be discovered.  We do know that between 8500 and 7000 B.C. systematic agriculture developed in the Fertile Crescent.  Sumer developed somewhere between 4000 and 3000 B.C. E.  Sumer is one of the first major civilizations as it contains the elements of a civilization – complex society, settlement in cities, and creation of a governmental structure.  Other civilizations formed quickly thereafter along the Nile River in Egypt (4000 B.C.E.) along the Indus River in India (2500 B.C.E.), and the Huang He River in China (2000 B.C.E.).

Two earlier developments were unearthed by archeologists and both date back to 8000 to 7000 B.C.E. – Jericho on the west bank of the Jordan River and Catal Huyuk, in Turkey.  These cities did not become major centers of developing civilizations.

 

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