Agriculture played a crucial role in the lives of ancient civilizations. Without
proper harvests, whole cities could starve. Many people lived at subsistence level
and any deficit in agricultural production was devastating. Trade, on the other
hand, provided an outlet for growth in the exchange of ideas, the spread of
religion and the expounding of produced goods. Both of these aspects played a
significant role in the ancient civilizations to be addressed.

Write a 2-3 page paper explaining how technological advances in
agriculture and growing trade routes created the distinctive culture found
in the ancient civilizations discussed. Ensure the following points are

0 The major technological advances discussed within our reading and
to which society it can be traced back to.

0 Detail the major trade routes established.

0 Identify which cultures utilized specific trade routes.

0 How did the advances in agriculture and trade influence individual

0 Provide at least two academic resources.

Ensure that you use the Paper Writing rubric to guide your efforts and
apply the required formatting style.