Learn about Ancient Civilizations: 10,000 B.C. - A.D. 500 in this educational video from dizzo95.
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The period 10000 BC to 500 AD saw the birth of society in the rise and fall of great civilizations. Farming and the domestication of animals transform clans that previously depended on hunting and gabbling.
By 5000 BC, irrigation produced enough food for people to settle on villages. Tools were first crafted in stone then later in bronze, copper and iron. The wheel, the oxetorone plow, and clay pottery also came into use. The rhythms of farming and the turn of seasons had a mystical aspect.
The first urban societies were organized around to worship the deities. Among the legacies of the period or mathematics, instruments to measure time, and painting in sculpture is art forms. Writing systems another than smirk about 3000 BC began the age of recorded history.
The civilizations of this era left remarkable treasures. The Pyramids of Egypt, monuments to engineering genius and then a belief in the after life, the Epic of Gilgamesh and Hammurabi’s Code from Babylonia, Judaism and Christianity from the Middle East, and Buddhism from India.
The Empires of Greece and Rome built the foundation of Western Civilization in politics and Government, philosophy and drama, the arts and language. In fact, the word history comes from the ancient Greek for knowledge.