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Cradles of Civilization

Name the six regions in the world where, according to current archaeological data, civilization has emerged independently.
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First submittedSeptember 25, 2017
Last updatedOctober 2, 2017
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Answer
The Andes
China
Egypt
Indus Valley
Mesoamerica
Mesopotamia
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level 71
Oct 3, 2017
I doubt anyone will get 100% on that one first time...
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level 75
Oct 3, 2017
Got 100% first time 💪 Peru and Mexico worked for the Americas :)
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level 65
Oct 3, 2017
Peru and Guatemala for me
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level 52
Nov 15, 2017
Peru, mexico, egypt, mesopotamia, india and china did it for me! If they asked for the actual names written in the quiz it would definitely be much harder.
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level 66
Mar 8, 2018
I also tried Mexico and Peru. :) And got 100% on first try.
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level 71
Oct 3, 2017
I got 100% on the first time because typing countries names instead of the regions worked
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level 47
Nov 15, 2017
same here, also with mexico and peru
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level 76
Oct 3, 2017
I did easily. But there are some other maybes that could be on the list... Australia, New Guinea/Indonesia, Nigeria, and there may have been two independent locations in China. Some of this depends on how exactly civilization is defined. Also "the Hilly Flanks" though this overlaps with Mesopotamia. Emergence of civilization around Sudan/Ethiopia may have been indpendent from Egypt or may have been connected... and Egypt and Mesopotamia may have also been linked and not independent.... and there is some evidence that civilization in the Indus Valley was just an offshoot of Mesopotamian civilization.
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level 75
Nov 15, 2017
People will, I only missed Egypt, one of the more obvious ones.
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level 65
Nov 15, 2017
Well, I did. But I'm an archaeologist, so it probably doesn't count. :p
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level 53
Nov 15, 2017
Central America worked, too.
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level 33
Nov 15, 2017
maybe you just didn't get it the first time. I thought of norte chico then no...then aztecs and said mexico. then peru yay
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level 45
Nov 16, 2017
I got 100% the first time without peaking :)
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level 45
Jan 29, 2018
I did.
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level 63
May 9, 2018
I did, and had 0:52 on the clock
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level 42
May 23, 2018
I did, using modern country names though.
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level 38
Oct 7, 2018
^ I did. - Using mesopotamia and mesoamerica. (Didn't get Egypt because I was concentrating on thinking of a name for North Africa that would match Mesopotamia and mesoamerica).
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level 53
Dec 14, 2018
I did. How dare you doubt me? It was easy
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level 69
Oct 3, 2017
What about Vinča culture ? Old enough?
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level 76
Oct 3, 2017
Yeah that's another one. It's not about age it's about whether or not civilization arose independent of other civilizations. It's still not known conclusively if civilization developed in the Balkans by itself or if it was the result of migrations out of nearby Asia.
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level 69
Jan 24, 2018
Hah, then this quiz does not have any sense.
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level 69
Jan 24, 2018
From where in Asia? Where is that civilization in Asia?
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level 76
Sep 14, 2018
From Egypt and Mesopotamia via the Levant and Asia Minor, of course. If you get to the Bosphorous there is only about 800 meters between the Balkans and Asia there.
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level 55
Nov 15, 2017
Shouldn't Turkey be in there too?
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level 76
Nov 15, 2017
Almost certainly an offshoot of Mesopotamia
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level 71
Nov 15, 2017
I only got Indus Valley and Mesopotamia. The instructions weren't very clear about what you were exactly looking for. Bad quiz.
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level 44
Nov 15, 2017
Talk about a sore loser :)
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level 76
Nov 15, 2017
The instructions are very clear. You just didn't know the answers.
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level 44
Nov 15, 2017
I have to agree. Quiz felt weird to take. Some of these areas are frequently referred to by their location and some aren't. Eg. you can know Olmecs and type it in and be kind of at a loss for "Mesoamerica."
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level 76
Nov 16, 2017
Do you know "Mexico" and "Peru?"
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level 76
Nov 16, 2017
Though, again, if you read much at all about the answers you would see terms like Mesoamerica all the time.
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level 44
Nov 16, 2017
Very interesting. I recently watched a series originally aired 1 or 2 years ago which investigated archaeological evidence and claims but concluded in the end that humans had still originated in Africa. I personally wasn't convinced that people made it right down from Alaska to the tip of South America with the dates given though.
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level 38
Dec 5, 2017
Why not? - Ever hear of canoes and kayaks, camels, llamas? - These were all modes of early transportation. (And, please let's not overlook the alien spaceships!)
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level 76
Sep 14, 2018
The estimates I've seen say it took 5,000 - 10,000 years. You don't think you could walk the length of the Americas if you had 5,000 years?
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level 44
Nov 16, 2017
Although rereading the title it is where *civilization* emerged, not where humans were originally 'born'.
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