Category Archives: Various Developments in Western Culture

Evaluates the way in which a number of cultures influenced various aspects of Western society

Cross-Cultural Contact during the Renaissance

Cross-cultural encounters, during and after the Renaissance, gave Europeans exhilarating possibilities. It allowed them the ability to explore new lands and meet new people. The lands of China, India, The Americas – both north and south – and West Africa … Continue reading

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Evidence of Early Cultural Development

The birth of human culture predates writing. Evidence of culture can be found in the earliest Homo sapiens called Homo Neanderthals, who were toolmakers, wore animal skin clothing, cooked with fire, and possibly performed ritual burials of their dead. Culture, … Continue reading

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Development of Natural Resources, Usage and Trade

Many civilizations developed within fertile river valleys, for example the Nile, Tigris, Euphrates Indus, and Yellow River, due to these areas ability to provide the necessary materials to sustain life.  In these regions with sufficient natural resources and moderate climate … Continue reading

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Devleopment of Religion

The origins of religion as a whole, like many concepts about humanities early days, are hard to trace to a single point in time.  Humankind as a whole has had a continual preoccupation with the origins of our own existence … Continue reading

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Devlopment of Literacy

As the human species evolved and true oral communication began to replace simple grunts, hoots, and gestures the rudimentary beginnings of literacy (the ability to read and write) took root.  However, as to be expected, the art of speaking, and … Continue reading

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Linguistics Development

Did culture create language or did language create culture?  There are not many topics under debate in the field of linguistics. However, there is one intensely debated aspect of language and that is, how exactly does language affect culture?  There … Continue reading

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