Complex irrigation systems - Controlling the flow of the rivers was a major issue for all of the
civilizations, and all of them channeled the water for agricultural use through irrigation systems.
Development of legal codes - The most famous set of laws w
PERIODIZATION The Foundations time period (8000 BCE to 600 CE) is so vast that there are
many ways to divide it into periods or eras. However, some major breaks within the time period
are these: 1) Early agricultural and technological development (about 8