Compare And Contrast Nomadic Societies And Nomadic Societies

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Early people of nomadic societies were the foundation and the starting point of early river civilizations such as Mesopotamia and Egypt. These civilizations and nomadic societies both altered and adapted their environment to survive and fulfill their needs. Yet these two were very distinct in the terms of gender relations, economic developments, and political organizations, due to the differences in priorities, conflicts, and the reason of interaction with one another, neighbors, and the environment. Firstly, in nomadic societies, their priority in life was to just survive another day. Their sole source of nutrition was through games and wild plants that were inconsistent in the amount as well as quality, which made the people to follow the migration patterns of games and the changing climate. Due to this frequent moving, nomadic societies were never in their shelters for too long, never developing the idea of private property. For this reason, nomadic societies developed tools and ways of communication, but never cities, urban centers, and a centralized government. As a result, the economic developments of nomadic societies were rather minimal: no distinctive technology for survival other than tools and better clothing, and definitely no city developments. On the other hand, early river societies had abundance…show more content…
Nomadic societies never needed to build irrigation systems, and face invasions for there were no such idea of private property. Pastoral and nomadic societies were rather egalitarian, for women and men and all people had equal importance in the group’s survival and ‘shared’ wealth together. The conflicts that pastoral, nomadic societies faced were food shortage, and environmental issues such as climate. These conflicts helped the idea of an egalitarian society to continue on until people started to
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