S: River Valley Civilizations by Heaven Holcombe
FC: River Valley Civilizations By: Heaven
1: Mesopotamia Indus China Egypt | pg. 2-3 pg. 4-5 pg. 6-7 pg. 8-9
2: Mesopotamia is a Greek word that means “land between the rivers” developed irrigation around 6000 B.C.E. Mesopotamia was ruled by Monarchs.
3: One of the legacies Mesopotamia left behind was various legal codes developed by a succession of Mesopotamian rulers The most notable among Mesopotamia's rulers was Hammurabi(r. 1792-1750 B.C.E.),
4: The Indus civilization lasted c.2300–1750 BCE This civilization is also known by the name of Harappan civilization since the first city to be excavated was Harappa. The epicenter of the Harappan civilization was in the fertile plains of River Indus
5: The people of Indus valley civilization believed in Gods as well and certain seals show a figure sitting in a Yoga - like posture surrounded by animals. | One of the main causes that contributed to the decline of Indus valley civilization is changing patterns of climate.
6: The Yellow River is the northernmost of the major Chinese rivers. | Sometime around 4000 BC, when the area was much more temperate and forested, populations around the southern bend of the Yellow River began to practice agriculture.
7: These were a Neolithic, tribal people who used stone tools. We know also that they domesticated animals very early on. | They sowed millet, but some time later, the Chinese began cultivating rice to the south, near the Huai River.
8: The most powerful people in Egypt, were Pharaohs Horus Djer was a pharaoh, who ruled in the first dynasty.
9: Egypts source for wealth was farming and fishing. | Egypt was a Monarchy Egyptians had schools and they had a very deep understanding of math.