Why did most civilizations all develop at the temperate zones, but not the tropical zones?
- 1 month ago
They didn't, racist scum.
- Anonymous1 month ago
"Guns, Germs, and Steel" is a must read to understand civilization. Pulitzer Prize winner.
- ElaineLv 71 month ago
There were civilisations that developed all over the world. Unfortunately in terms of teaching history in schools the main focus has been Eurocentric. Because of this Eurocentric view other civilisations have been dismissed as "uncivilised".
- Gray BoldLv 71 month ago
In his book, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond argues that cities require an ample supply of food, and thus are dependent on agriculture. Also important to the transition from hunter-gatherer to city-dwelling agrarian societies was the presence of 'large' domesticable animals, raised for meat, work, and long-distance communication. Diamond identifies a mere 14 domesticated large mammal species worldwide. The five most useful (cow, horse, sheep, goat, and pig) are all descendants of species endemic to Eurasia. Of the remaining nine, only two (the llama and alpaca both of South America) are indigenous to a land outside the temperate region of Eurasia.