What Are The Characteristics Of A Civilization

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  • 1. Domestication of Plants and Animals Farming Surplus Food Specialization/ Division of Labor Population Intensification/ More People Complex Society, also known as CIVILIZATION What is a civilization?
  • 2. What are the common characteristics of a civilization? Make a prediction.
  • 3. Elements of civilization include: Mohenjo Daro Hammurabi’s Law Code It’s the law Pharaohs 1) Cities 2) Central governments And Law codes
  • 4. 1) Cities 2) Central governments and law codes Elements of Civilization include: 3) Writing and record keeping 4) Highly organized religions
  • 5. 3) Writing and record keeping 4) Highly organized religion 5) Specialized Jobs Full-time monk Assyrian slaves In Egypt 6) Social Classes 1) Cities 2) Central Governments and law codes Elements of Civilization include:
  • 6. 7) Complex Technologies Chariot 5) Specialized jobs 6) Social classes Bronze Sword 3) Writing and record keeping 4) Highly organized religion 1) Cities 2) Central governments and law codes Elements of Civilization include:
  • 7.
    • 1. Cities
    • 2. Central governments and law codes
    • 3. Writing and record-keeping
    • 4. Specialized jobs
    • Social classes
    • Complex technologies
    • Highly organized religions
    Review- These are seven characteristics of civilization. How well did you do on your prediction?
  • 8. By 3,000 BCE, societies in Southwest Asia and Egypt were developing elements of complex societies.
  • 9. By 1000 B.C.E. civilization had popped up around the world.