A civilization (US) or civilisation (UK) is any complex society characterized by urban development, symbolic communication forms (typically, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment by a cultural elite. Civilizations are intimately associated with and often further defined by other socio-politico-economic characteristics, including centralization, the domestication of both humans and other organisms, specialization of labor, culturally ingrained ideologies of progress and supremacism, monumental architecture, taxation, societal dependence upon farming as an agricultural practice, and expansionism.

Historically, a civilization was a so-called "advanced" culture in contrast to more supposedly primitive cultures. In this broad sense, a civilization contrasts with non-centralized tribal societies, including the cultures of nomadic pastoralists or hunter-gatherers. As an uncountable noun, civilization also refers to the process of a society developing into a centralized, urbanized, stratified structure.

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This Day in History (June 14)

Kayhan 13 Jun 2021
He next went to the Caucasus, visiting Armenia and Georgia, and his interest in the eastern origins of civilization eventually led him to Iran (Persia), where he focused on the significance of Shush (ancient Susa), the capital of the Elamite Empire, to retrace the routes of the Assyrian campaigns....

The ‘Limasawa 6’ case: criminalizing research?

Manila Standard Today 13 Jun 2021
To mark this historical event, President Duterte issued Executive Order No ... Thus three research panels were convened to try to settle the argument ... Dr. Resil B ... He asked for civil damages in the amount of P20 million. The Mojares Panel, inter alia, besides ancient books and documents, considered the submissions made by Malvar and three other historians....

New book suggests Pacquiao shouldn't run for any post

The Manila Times 13 Jun 2021
OF course, the book doesn't say so directly. But if boxing legend Sen. Manny Pacquiao reads Damage ... MedicineNet author Dr ... Parkinson's ... In the gladiator bouts of ancient Rome, from which modern boxing evolved as a more "civilized" sport, gladiators, who were armored after all, probably fought less than a dozen fights until they were killed or mutilated....

Roman Law and Its Lasting Influence On the Legal System of Europe

Ancient Origins 12 Jun 2021
These set out the system of ancient Roman law, which would come to form the foundations of what would be used in both the Western and Eastern Roman Empire as their civilization expanded ... For many law students, the study of ancient Roman law is mandatory to help them gain a full knowledge and understanding of the civil law and its jurisdictions....

Haunted Space Is Space Combat Sim With Horror Elements

Game Rant 12 Jun 2021
But the explorers soon discover that the remnants of an ancient civilization lay scattered about their new home and its unfriendly ghosts still protect their abandoned monuments ... they may potentially uncover the reason for the supernatural presence of this ancient civilization....

Feature: Egypt's iconic puppet theater takes kids on journey through Pharaonic times 11 Jun 2021
I have always wanted to present a show on the Pharaonic civilization which is rare in puppetry, via a journey exploring the Pharaonic world where the audience learn about ancient agriculture, mummification, papyrus and many other things," said Mohamed Nour, general manager of Cairo Puppet Theater and director of the show....

Returnal is a genre-bending sci-fi horror game that somehow works

Stars and Stripes 11 Jun 2021
Upon awakening, she finds herself amid an ancient alien civilization that has crumbled and her only way off the planet is to investigate the broadcast that drew her in ... remade on planet Atropos and further deepens the mystery behind the planet and its alien civilization....

What's Playing in Theaters This Weekend: 06/11/2021

Traverse City Record-Eagle 11 Jun 2021
New releases. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (early access). The bodyguard Michael Bryce continues his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid as they try to save Darius’s wife Sonia ... (C14). In the Heights ... In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon ... ....

Today's Word Search: Is exile an acceptable punishment for murder? Ancient Greeks thought so!

Gulf News 10 Jun 2021
India is home to one of the oldest civilisations on Earth so it stands to reason that its legal structure also has ancient roots ... Over the years, the law evolved from being directed by religious texts such as the Vedas and Upanishads, into a more secular system under the Maurya and Mughal dynasties, which had courts for civil and criminal matters....

Nike Piks please #JUSTDONTDOIT

Greek City Times 10 Jun 2021
Definition. In ancient Greek civilization, Nike (/ˈnaɪki/; Ancient Greek. Νίκη, lit. ‘victory’. Nike has been ridiculed online for photos of a new line of trainers that feature Greek lettering to spell out the brand name ... Inside the shoe, the Ancient Greek definition of the Goddess Nike has is printed on the insole ... sounds like ...   ...  ....

Well-preserved, Ancient Wooden Road Discovered Beneath Old Polish Town

Ancient Origins 10 Jun 2021
Jaroslaw is rich in ancient culture and history ... Parts of the road have been removed for preservation, which led to the discovery of remnants of a 14th century hardened earth road! How Ancient Woodworkers Sculpted Civilization Ancient Journeys ... In Europe, the practice of building wooden roadways has been common since ancient times....

Excavation resumes in Keeladi

The Times of India 10 Jun 2021
Madurai ... Keeladi, in Sivaganga district where evidence of an ancient civilization has been discovered has gained international attention ... ....

Excavation work resumes in Adichanallur, Sivakalai and Korkkai

The Hindu 10 Jun 2021
Excavation of ancient civilization sites in Adichanallur and Sivakalai in Thoothukudi district resumed on Thursday after being suspended since May las .......