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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Understand climate change to prepare for future

Beijing News 01 Aug 2021
The authors note how climate events centuries ago triggered drastic changes or even collapse in ancient civilizations due to unforeseen societal vulnerabilities. One example is the ancient city of Angkor, which was located in present-day Southeast Asia....
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The Disc of Sabu: Ancient Egyptian Water Pump or Alien Hyperdrive?

Ancient Origins 31 Jul 2021
There is no doubt that the Ancient Egyptian civilization is filled with wonders and mysteries beyond our comprehension ... one that preceded the earliest history of Ancient Egypt ... Who Designed the World’s Oldest Astronomical Computer? Ancient Civilizations and the Sixties....
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Games to Play If You Like Destiny | Game Rant

Game Rant 31 Jul 2021
Destiny 2 has come a long way since it was released in 2017 ... Many of these titles also bring something to the table that others don’t, including Destiny 2. RELATED ... Halo’s deep lore spans millennia and explores impressive ancient civilizations as the human race, and quite a few aliens, continue the fight for survival. Right now, Halo ... Reach, Halo ... MORE....
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The indigenous archaeologist tracking down the missing residential children

Indian Express 31 Jul 2021
At 15, Kisha Supernant knew exactly what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. become an archaeologist and study ancient civilizations. She achieved her teenage goal ... Explained .Why indigenous groups in Canada want a nationwide search for children’s mass graves ... Many of those children never returned home ... He was raised in a series of foster homes....
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Overlords of the Underworlds: 10 Gods of Death From Around the World

Ancient Origins 30 Jul 2021
Death always held great significance amongst the ancient cultures of the world ... The deities of ancient Greece are well known and there are many ... Morana was the powerful god of death for the ancient Slavs ... It is now certain that she held a prominent position in this ancient civilization ... Death was a major aspect of the ancient Aztec civilization ....
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The incredible ancient civilization that mummified the dead 2000 years before the Egyptians

The Sentinel Newspaper 30 Jul 2021
“The oldest known archaeological evidence of the artificial mummification of bodies,” according to the United Nations Education, Science and Culture (Unesco), is located in South America on the arid coast of the Atacama Desert ... The skillful mummification techniques of the Chinchorro culture date back to 2000 years before the Egyptians....
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Building on long-standing friendship

China Daily 30 Jul 2021
Situated on the southern lap of the Himalayas, Nepal is a country with the glorious history of a rich and syncretic civilization ... On the other side of the vast swath of the Himalayas, China is at the center of one of the most advanced ancient civilizations in the world....
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Let's support our Olympians' wellness

Lockport Union-Sun 30 Jul 2021
Wellness matters ... At globalwellnessinstitute.org, wellness is defined as "a modern word with ancient roots. The key tenets of wellness as both preventive and holistic can be traced back to ancient civilizations from the East (India, China) to the West (Greece, Rome) ... Mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness in our Olympic athletes matters ... ....
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Past climate change help us prepare for future

Beijing News 30 Jul 2021
The authors note how climate events centuries ago triggered drastic changes or even collapse in ancient civilizations due to unforeseen societal vulnerabilities. One example is the ancient city of Angkor, which was located in present-day Southeast Asia....
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Hong Kong man sentenced to 9 years in prison in first national security case

Asahi News 30 Jul 2021
Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was accused of driving his motorcycle into three riot police last year while carrying a flag with the protest slogan “Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our times.” ... The arguments over its interpretation drew on topics such as ancient Chinese history, the U.S. civil rights movement and Malcolm X ... ....
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Hong Kong man jailed for 9 years in first national security case

Business Day 30 Jul 2021
Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was accused of driving his motorcycle into three riot police last year while carrying a flag with the protest slogan “Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our times.” ... ‘Secessionist’ agenda ... The arguments over its interpretation drew on topics such as ancient Chinese history, the US civil rights movement and Malcolm X ... ....
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HK man jailed 9 years in first conviction under security law

Straits Times 30 Jul 2021
Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was accused of driving his motorcycle into three riot police officers during a protest last year while carrying a flag with the protest slogan "Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our times" ... The arguments over its interpretation drew on topics such as ancient Chinese history, the US civil rights movement and Malcolm X....
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Disney’s Jungle Cruise has the same goofy charm as the ride that spawned it

Polygon 30 Jul 2021
The choice to have the coveted treasure be part of the natural world, instead of the ruins of an ancient civilization, already helps. But the best adaptation is that the indigenous people of the jungle are civilized, and they’re Frank’s buddies — they only attack the tourists ......
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