The Agriculture Development of the Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews

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The Agriculture Development of the Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews By Me For OIT Humanities 147 July 12, 2013 Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews have given many different contributions to the world of agriculture today. They all have their own different ways of growing food, for centuries ancient Egyptian civilization flourished in isolation from the rest of the civilizations. Before civilization there were hunters and gatherers. Around 10,000 B.C. many hunters and gatherers lived along the coastal plains of modern Syria and Israel and in the valleys and hills near the Zagros Mountains (Kreis 2013). Instead of constantly having to travel for food, they would find themselves staying in one region and start using what was around them. This was the beginning of civilization as we know it. Sumerian civilization was not just a civilization, but also a foundation for many civilizations that followed which adopted and implemented many of its developments and inventions (Kreis 2013). One of the biggest contributions to civilization by the Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews was the invention of agriculture. The Sumerians were a people who lived in the southern portion of Mesopotamia from around 3500 B.C. to 1800 B.C. The Sumerian people lived in twelve city states, famous among which are Sumer and Ur. Kestner states: Sumerian language is possibly the most important aspect of Sumerian culture, and the one that has had the most lasting impact on the modern world and history. They shared a common language, The Sumerians writing system is called Cuneiform, or, ‘wedge shaped’ writing (Kestner 2013). If it was not for their written language their agriculture would not have worked as well. Their language is what helped them to sell their crops to others and make a living. Sumerian has no modern day descendants, although it seems to have disappeared from human history

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