Extras

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First Civilizations

Preview

Explore the seedbed civilizations of Mesoamerica, the Middle East and the Indus Valley.

Preview

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First Civilizations

Episode 4 Preview | Trade

Examine the civilizing effect of trade.

Episode 4 Preview | Trade

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First Civilizations

Indus Valley Civilization

Explore the splendor of the Indus Valley civilization.

Indus Valley Civilization

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First Civilizations

The Merchant's Seal

The merchant’s seal was a guarantee of quality goods.

The Merchant's Seal

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First Civilizations

Rise of International Trade

Archaeologist Jeff Rose examines the history of a petroglyph in Oman.

Rise of International Trade

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First Civilizations

Rise of Inequality

Explore the rise of inequality and threat of dictatorship.

Rise of Inequality

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First Civilizations

Humans Are Social

Humans are social creatures. Evolutionary Psychologist Michael Muthukrishna explains.

Humans Are Social

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First Civilizations

Episode 3 Preview | Cities

Investigate why cities were so integral to the rise of civilization.

Episode 3 Preview | Cities

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First Civilizations

Ritual

Explore how rituals bring people together.

Ritual

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First Civilizations

Nabta Playa

Nabta Playa became a religious monument where people could gather and worship.

Nabta Playa

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First Civilizations

Kings Become Gods

In Ancient Egypt, at the site of Nekhen, kings were recognized as living gods.

Kings Become Gods

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First Civilizations

Episode 2 Preview | Religion

Learn why every successful civilization needs a narrative — a shared set of beliefs.

Episode 2 Preview | Religion

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First Civilizations

Power of Obsidian

Explore the power of obsidian weapons and their use in Teotihuacan.

Power of Obsidian

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First Civilizations

Raiding Oaxaca Valley

Oaxaca Valley became an area of conflict as raiding occurred between villages.

Raiding Oaxaca Valley

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First Civilizations

Culture of Violence

Archaeologist Yuki Huada explores the history of San Jose Mogote.

Culture of Violence