Roots Of Knowledge Column D

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Seeds of Civilization

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For men and women to settle in locales and build up civilization, they first needed crops to grow to feed a growing populace. With this column, titled The Seeds of Civilization, the base window displays the agriculture that replaced hunting and gathering, thereby allowing the great societies to literally rise up in the windows above. Thanks to a harvest of sustaining food, a people could also focus on the other areas that define a civilization and that are pictured in these windows: erecting monuments, fortifying settlements, exploring seas, and recording a language.