The Fertile Crescent. Round Robin Discussion. Would you consider the hunter-gatherer societies studied in Unit 1 “civilizations?” Why or why not? What would you consider to be the major characteristics of a civilization? Why did cities develop?
Today, the land of the Fertile Crescent is part of the countries of Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel.
Mesopotamia lacked many natural resources, so some people also became traders.