civilizations

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    Diets and civilizations

    I once asked whether potatoes can be a staple or not on Baidu forum. If someone is curious, my Baidu tieba nickname is 量子计算姬 (The quantum computing lady). One person claims that only wheat eating cultures develop sophisticated civilizations, and...
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    Women Warriors Thru Centuries By Commencement of civilizations

    Let Us En-list The WOMEN WARRIORS FROM THE YORE !
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    How open or sceptical?

    A question about how skeptical we are and should be. Out of curiosity. If we think about the possibility of lands, peoples, cultures, cities that may have disappeared into "thin air" as it is said, how believable is that? If one is very skeptical it may seem easy to just think it as a...
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    Do you agree with this list of dominant Eurasian civilizations over time?

    Dominant Eurasian (and Eurasian offshoot) civilizations according to A. Van Sloan & James Sheehan: Time of domination (number of years) - civilization: 4300-2700 BC (1600) - Sumerians 2700-1075 BC (1625) - Egyptians 1075-745 BC (330) - Phoenicians 745-612 BC (133) - Assyrians 612-539 BC (73) -...
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    Can we judge the civilizations from the past?

    Can we separate history into bad guys and good guys or not?I mean could we say:country x's genocide killed 10000 people less than country y's genocide and say country x is better?Or can we say "even though rome conquered and wiped out entire civilizations it is a good country because it helped...
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    Intangible heritages of ancient civilizations

    I prefer excluding extent old civilizations here, such as Indian and Chinese. Instead, this will focus on extinct civilizations, such as Ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, or the many underappreciated civilizations in Africa and the Americas. How did they leave legacies...
  7. Frank81

    Carl Sagan - Drake equation on alien civilizations

    The way mr Sagan did this equation, is still valid? MlikCebQSlY
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    World History Timelines of Civilizations

    I made the world history timelines of Civilizations. URL = http://yellow.kr/en/ghistoria.jsp 1 : China 2 : India 3 : West Asia and Egypt 4 : Europe [label] click -> pop up window (brief remark) -> Title click -> Wikipedia Please take a look at various advice.
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    How did civilizations select locations for cities ?

    Is there an understanding of how the civilizations of antiquity picked spots for cities ? Clearly some were great choices (Alexandria, Constantinople, Carthage and a few others come to mind)...Others less so So was there a formal process ? (or was it dumb luck) What were the criteria ? Were...
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    Time-Traveler gives Cybernetic Implants to Ancient Civilizations

    Being blind, deft or losing one of your limbs sucks. Thankfully, Cybernetics have allowed some people to recover their bodily functions that they once lost So what if a Time-Traveler goes back to the ancient past to help the unfortunate people, installing Cybernetic Implants on people that are...
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    Pre-Hellenic Civilizations: Minoan and Mycenaean

    Hi, I'm Lucca and I've created an educational YouTube channel! :) The first issue that I decided to talk about is the civilizations that developed in continental Greece and insular before the same Greeks or Hellenes. I considered the Minoans and Mycenaeans as the two most important. So I'll...
  12. sailorsam

    Rivers and Civilizations

    it occurs to me that with fresh water such a major human requirement, do we find civilizations developing near rivers? Nile--absolutely. the annual flooding is nature's fertilizer. to this day the Nile is a mother of life. Tigris/Euphrates--fertile crescent a major factor in ancient times...
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    Were the earliest civilizations made by brown people?

    OK LET ME SET THIS STRAIGHT, I AM NOT OBSESSED WITH RACE, THIS WILL BE MY ONLY QUESTION ABOUT RACE, AND I MIGHT SAY STUPID STUFF THAT'S BECAUSE I'M NOT VERY INTELLIGENT BUT I DO WANT TO LEARN MORE. So, Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Phoenicians, Israelites and the lot weren't white in the...
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    Appreciating African contributions to civilizations

    For many folks, African cultures sound like drums, scanty clothing, or anything that suggest primitiveness. I know about kora, the West African gourd harp, and mbira, the thumb piano; even with such knowledge, my exposure to African music is quite limited. One of the most eaten and farmed...
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    What were the most advanced medieval civilizations

    Many would nominate the Song Dynasty; it developed the most advanced firearms of the time, had the most advanced and productive economy of the time, and it was the only power that could maintain a million strong standing army at that time frame. Due to the geopolitical disadvantages, the Song...
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    Tenger Khan- Borrowing titles from other Civilizations and Inventing RoyalTitles

    Do you know of cases in history where one Emperor/Ruler invented a new title for himself or adopted a Title from another Culture? Examples would be Tenger Khan adopted by Taizong of Tang and Mahmud of Ghazni taking the Title Sultan (visual shouting removed by moderator.) "I'm sorry, but you...
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    How many origin civilizations are there?

    Back in time when humanity switched from a nomadic hunter and gatherer culture to a settled one, they usually chose the lands that could arable, ideally next to some main rivers, and first civilizations ever were born out of these. Such as ancient Egypt from Nile or Chinese from yellow river...
  18. Marcellus

    All ancient civilizations were black civilizations

    Click and learn The Worlds First Civilizations Were All Black Civilizations :laugh::laugh::laugh:
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    Would ancient civilizations be able to learn or reverse engineer modern technology

    If we gave the ancient Romans or Chinese for example, a modern gun or car would they be able to learn anything at all from it? Or would it just be tossed aside as a useless object. Similarly if we came into contact with super advanced alien technology would we be able to learn from and reverse...
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    Classical Ancient Civilizations

    Hello friends. Are these the 5 classical ancient civilizations: Ancient mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, Indus Valley Civilization, Huang River Civilization ?