7 characterisics of civilization



Mesopotamia is now southern Iraq. Mesopotamia means land between the rivers in Greek. The civilization began on the plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

People need this characteristic to understand where Mesopotamia was in the world.

Location is used to find the type of clothes people need to wear, based on the climate, and what type of economy they could have had.


A major part of Mesopotamia's economy was farming. Historians believe that the first people were hunters and herders. By about 4000 B.C. some of these groups had moved to the plain of the Tigris-Euphrates valley, and they built farming villages along the two rivers.