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The First Civilizations of the Old World
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Initial Observation Three of the primary centers of civilization (Mesopotamia, the Nile, and Indus Valleys) all emerged within a couple of centuries of each other and apparently were in contact.
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Urbanization in Mesopotamia The word “ Mesopotamia ” means [land] between the rivers (Tigris and Euphrates). Between about 6000 and 5000, hill-farmers settled in the upper valley. Evidence for simple irrigation techniques dates to after 5500. Settlement of the lower valley began after about 5000. Between about 3500 and 3100, towns became cities.
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