In this module, we’ve talked a great deal about various
civilizations; including what scholars think makes a civilization.
See the “What is a Civilization” graphic from the learning
activities at the beginning of this module for a reminder.
For this discussion, identify what YOU think is required to
create a civilization.
Your response must include your definition of civilization, as well
as at least five categories or aspects that you think are required
to make a civilization. You may use some of the categories that
were mentioned in the “What is a Civilization” graphic, or you may
create your own.
In either case, you
must make sure you use examples from your reading to explain what
you think the minimum requirements would be for each of the
categories you provide. In other words, if you say “art”, what is
your minimum definition of art? Does pottery count, or perhaps the
Lascaux cave paintings?