FIRST CIVILIZATIONS

War, Religion, Cities, Trade

2 DVDs (widescreen)

$29.99

   Order Code: PBS592DV    ISBN : 9781531705015
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Having lived as mobile foragers for 99 percent of our time on Earth, how and why did humans set out on the road to civilization?

How did they create villages, towns, cities, and states, and establish the blueprint for the modern world? Exploring the seedbed civilizations of Mesoamerica, the Middle East, and the Indus Valley, four episodes reveal how humans in ancient times were motivated by the same impulses that persist today: the inevitability of war, a need for religion, the lure of the city, and a love of trade. Examinations of important archaeological discoveries, historical re-creations, and commentary by expert interviewees connect the dots between the ancient story and the present.

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Copyright

2018

Publisher

PBS

Grade

6 and up

Color

Color and black-and-white

Run Time

Total time: 220 minutes

ISBN

9781531705015