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What makes a Civilization?
Today we talked about the characteristics that make up a civilization. Was Sumer a civilization? Was Ur a civilization? When archeologists discovered artifacts from these ancient areas, how did they know a civilization existed?
We talked about seven characteristics that constitute a civilization.
The Standard of Ur is shown to the right. This was dug up in the 1920s and has served as evidence of the Sumerians existence. Check out more of the Standard of Ur at this website.