7 characteristics of a civilization

Mesopotamia

Art

ancient people and modern day people need art because it is a thing we have to do to survive and have a healthy life. We need art because then we wouldn't have New York or Washington D.C. , but since we have art we have them. In ancient Mesopotamia they had pottery which was made for art, they made kingdoms to protect themselves from harm, so they did art to make the place where they are at a better place.
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Religion

People need religion to worship there leader because of there beliefs.
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Government

people need a government to run the civilization and to keep it organized.
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Surplus

when mesopotamian people had a surplus of food they traded or saved it for other uses.
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social classes

it is divided into divisions that are from rich to poor.

technology

people need technology to make stuff for the world to be better.