Resources on the Roots of Civilization


The World of the Hunter-Gatherers

The Coming of Farming

Early Pastoralists

The Origins of Civilization

What is civilization?

See also:

The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

The History of Ancient Egypt

The History of East Asia (includes prehistories of China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Tibet and Vietnam)


For brief general overviews, look at the following maps:

The World:  3500 BCE,   2500 BCE, and  1500 BCE

The Middle East: 3500 BCE

South Asia: 3500 BCE

East Asia: 3500 BCE,  2500 BCE, and 1500 BCE

Europe 3500 BCE,  2500 BCE, and 1500 BCE

Explore all world history….

UPGRADE for more great content – and remove ads