Impact Of Geography On Ancient Mesopotamia

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Ancient Mesopotamia was impacted as result of geography because they gained fertile land and transportation by being located between the Tigris and Euphrates river. Know to be the Fertile Crescent. Mesopotamia literally translates to, “the land between two rivers.” This name shows the value of the rivers and the resources that it allowed for. As a result of the land being fertile, crops were easily grown and the civilization was able to grow a food surplus. Because of this food surplus, job specialization was able to form, creating a division of labor and social class. Furthermore, Mesopotamia had unpredictable flooding, which meant they had to find ways to cope with that issue. They learned to develop irrigation ditches, which would evenly

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