- Jun 2014
- Lisbon, Portugal
As I repeat over and over again: I know that agriculture is not the same thing as civilization. I really hope I don't have to repeat that again.Regarding the idea of a ‘pristine civilisation’, by your reasoning it would seem that only Mesopotamia could be considered a ‘pristine civilization’ because Mesopotamian farmers happened to stay in the (arbitrarily defined) near east, whereas other early farmers migrated into Egypt, Europe and India. That doesn’t really make sense. As I said agriculture is not the same thing as civilisation.
And again, to my understanding, determining the "cradle of civilization" is totally different than determining the existence of "pristine civilizations". Those are different questions.
The Fertile Crescent is "a cradle of civilization" that laid off the creation of several pristine advanced civilizations.