Focus Question #2 The differences of the environment and geographical location can affect the development of civilizations. As we take a look at Mesopotamia, in harsh and dry conditions, Mesopotamians constructed canals and started to plant Barley, their main crop because of it’s ability to withstand their environment leading up to sea trading. In Mesopotamia’s historical period, people were able to use resources or elements around them to improve in Mesopotamian culture. With natural disasters Mesopotamians started to believe they were from gods warning them. The geographical location also affected this civilization by supplying them new ways of transportation such as horses and camels from the mountains. Environment and geographical locations
not only affect Mesopotamians but Egyptians also. In Egypt’s hot environment the civilization was able to grow a writing material, papyrus, which helped advance the civilization by having them keeping records. But based on the geographical location of Egypt near the Nile River, Egyptians were able to have a big supply of water and moist fertile soil that made farming easier thus having their agriculture grow. The Nile River doesn’t just benefit Egypt’s agriculture but gives them an easy access to trade and communicate across waters to other civilizations.
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