The Comparisons Between Two Innovative Urbanizations; Mesoamerica and Sumer

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Sumer and Mesoamerica are primitive urbanizations that have independently developed in their religion, architecture, government, ect. and it makes each one unique. From the Tigris and Euphrates River in 3500 B.C.E., the place of Sumer had begun and has developed to what we know today as Iraq. Also, the place of Mexico, which begun along the Gulf Coast of Mexico in 3000 B.C.E. Both of these primary urbanizations are important to the world around us because it explains why and how the places interact the way they do now, in the present. Although, they are both innovative urbanizations, Chapters 2 and 4 explain to us how and why these urbanizations developed from beginning to end.
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Unlike in Mesoamerica, the cities were only one but each included different types of groups that preceded one another like: first the Olmecs (1500-400B.C.E), Zapotecs(1400 B.C.E-900 C.E), Mayans(325-900 C.E), Toltecs(c.900-1170), and Aztecs(c.1100-1521) all of which reigned their own government in Mesoamerica during different time periods. Any urbanization including political power has to have a strong economic power for it to remain strong and living. In Sumer, agriculture was a main component for their successful economy since they cultivated many products such as: fields of grain, orchards, vegetables, onions, lentils, beans, and large motley of fish including 50. On the other hand, in Mesoamerica, agriculture was not very big and productive due to that Mesoamerica was not established in a fertile land and river-valleys like Sumer was. Instead, the Mesoamericans replaced agriculture for more practical ways around their dry, arid climate like: “slash-and-burn”, “pot irrigation”, and chinampas. Around their fields of cultivation, they cultivated fewer products, like: maize, gourds, and beans these were not as rich products as the Sumerians. In comparison, the Sumerians had a better agriculture economy. The Sumerians mainly traded among the north hilly areas for wood, stone, and metal. Around in the Persian Gulf, they sailed to gather tin and copper and then

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