Early Civilization and the History of Writing:

A lecture by Dr. David Neiman

Total Running Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
Also available for rental or download on Amazon.com


Dr. David Neiman takes us from the Agricultural Revolution to the Ceramic Age, and then the Bronze.  This lecture outlines the rise of the earliest civilizations in the West including Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia and Phoenicia.  The development of cities allows for the diversification and specialization of society and with the invention of writing, history begins. 

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