Civilization

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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Central China's Henan boasts most top 10 archaeological discoveries nationwide

People Daily 14 Apr 2021
Other notable spots in the list include the Shuanghuaishu Site, an ancient capital city dating back ... Henan's feat demonstrates the core status of Central Plains culture during the ancient Chinese civilization....
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HU department of archeology plays vital role for preservation of old civilizations: Faryal Ali Ghauar

Urdu Point 14 Apr 2021
... of old civilizations remains and new excavation ... The vice chancellor said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remained a center of the world's largest civilizations, the department of archeology has played an exemplary role to preserve the culture and heritage of ancient civilizations....
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Born on this day: Konstantinos Paparrigopoulos, founder of Greek historiography

Greek City Times 14 Apr 2021
Zampelios was the first step in the effort to refute Fallmerayer’s theory now disproven theory that there was no continuity between ancient and modern Greeks. It was supported that the ancient Greek civilization had not faded away but had been creatively reshaped as it met Christianity, which took place during the Byzantine Empire....
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District offices seek cooperation with universities

Korea Times 14 Apr 2021
A resident of Dongdaemun-gu in Seoul participates in a lifelong education program offered by the district office in cooperation with the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies ... By Bahk Eun-ji ... A group of instructors from HUFS will offer lectures on ancient Indian civilization, Mahatma Gandhi, South Indian society and India's philosophy and literature ... ....
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Sanxingdui and Mayan cultures, similar across time and space

China.dot.org 13 Apr 2021
Enveloped in a prehistoric aura, the Mayan civilization and China's Sanxingdui culture, while located in different continents, are as mysterious as they are ancient ... In the eyes of archaeologists, however, mystique is not the only characteristic shared by the two primordial civilizations....
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New on DVD: Nic Cage battles demonic animatronics in 'Willy's Wonderland'

Worcester Telegram 13 Apr 2021
Also starring Emily Tosta and Beth Grant ... "Ancient Aliens. Season 13". The long-running History Channel program explores theories that aliens visited the planet in ancient times and helped spur human civilization at various crucial moments ... ....
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The Jummaiz Tree - Shady, Nourishing and Curative

All Africa 13 Apr 2021
Khartoum -- The Jummaiz (ficus sycomorus) is one of Sudan's very important tress, with a history dating back to the days of the ancient Nubian civilization .......
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How Resource Depletion Leads to Collapse. The Story of a Lost Kingdom

Resilience 13 Apr 2021
The Garamantes were a North-African civilization that grew at the time of the Roman Empire ... But the Garamantes ran out of their water resources and they faded, leaving little trace in history, except ruins, some graffiti on rocks, and a few lines written by ancient historians....
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How to See Clearly and Act Rightly in the Face of Frustration: The Stoic Key ...

Brainpickings 13 Apr 2021
Reaching across space and time, across cultures and civilizations, Marcus Aurelius prescribes the antidote. ... Le Guin’s magnificent more-than-translation of another ancient classic from the wisdom tradition of a different civilization, the Tao Te Ching....
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Jews must revive pride in the label 'Zionist' - opinion

The Jerusalem Post 13 Apr 2021
It was my Herzl moment ... Here is the essay, updated. ... Zionists must not allow their enemies to define the movement ... Just as Japan or India established modern states from ancient civilizations, Israel updated our ancient language Hebrew, created new cutting-edge cities like Tel Aviv, and retrofitted the Jews’ 3,000-year-old capital, Jerusalem ... ....
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Feature: Sanxingdui and Mayan cultures, similar across time and space

China.dot.org 12 Apr 2021
BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Enveloped in a prehistoric aura, the Mayan civilization and China's Sanxingdui culture, while located in different continents, are as mysterious as they are ancient ... In the eyes of archaeologists, however, mystique is not the only characteristic shared by the two primordial civilizations....
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Expert on Mayan culture sees similarities in Sanxingdui relics

China Daily 12 Apr 2021
Discoveries at the famous Sanxingdui ruins in Southwest China show that the region's ancient Shu state civilization shared similarities with the Maya, according to the director of the Chichen Itza archaeological site, Marco Antonio Santos....
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An astronomical achievement for all women

The National 12 Apr 2021
Three hundred and eighty kilometres above the Earth, in a climate where external temperatures range from about 120°C to minus 150°C, a group of astronauts live in the International Space Station ... She will be the first Arab woman astronaut ... A new home for Egypt's ancient culture. Awarding champions in civil society is the way to progress ... ....
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