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Intro to River Civilizations #8 River Civilization Map #7 Vocabulary 1-10 Due Wed. 8/24 Warm up: page #6 Describe reasons cities were formed on rivers.
Intro to River Civilizations
Why park near a river? 1.Abundant fresh water and food. 2.Water to irrigate fields. 3.Flooding adds to fertile land. 4.Travel by water was easier and faster than by foot.
Mesopotamia Land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
Egypt Land near the Nile River.
Indus Valley Land near the Indus River in India
Huang He River Land near the Huang He (Yellow) River
Were there any other civilizations in the world?
Recap the information They all landed near rivers because: Abundant fresh water and food. Water to irrigate fields. Flooding adds to fertile land. Travel by water was easier and faster than by foot.
Early River Valley Civilizations Environment SumerFlooding of Tigris and Euphrates unpredictable No natural barriers Limited natural resources for making tools or buildings EgyptFlooding of the Nile predictable Nile an easy transportation link between Egypts villages Deserts were natural barriers Indus Valley Indus flooding unpredictable Monsoon winds Mountains, deserts were natural barriers ChinaHuang He flooding unpredictable Mountains, deserts natural barriers Geographically isolated from other ancient civilization
Cradles of Civilization Map Cities –Memphis –Mohenjo-Daro –Anyang –Babylon –Ur –Thebes Civilizations –Mesopotamia, China, Egypt, India Rivers –Nile, Euphrates, Tigris, Indus, Huang He Bodies of water –Mediterranean Sea –Red Sea –Persian Gulf