In 400 to 500 words, answer the following question. Is writing necessary for civilization? Be sure to be clear about your definition of civilization. Consider the evidence and sources available to scholars (written or otherwise) and how they’re used to inform us about the past.

I believe writing is not necessary for civilization. There was civilization before writing had began being used widely. Civilization really emerged after the emergence of homo sapiens. Civilization is about much more than writing, an early civilization has agriculture, raising of livestock, densely populated cities, social hierarchy, government/rule of law, possible trading, religion, and spoken language. Those are all things that make up early civilizations and all could happen without written language.

If you could write an essay about early civilization not needing writing to be considered civilization that would be perfect. Please cite your sources in MLA format (I need sources) along with defining what is a civilization.