Why Did Humans Invent Cities?


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Cities are a relatively new invention, by human standards. Why did Neolithic people 11,000 years ago decide to give up their nomadic, hunter-gatherer lives and start to settle? And what were these early cities like?

Resources on this topic:


https://www.history.com/news/prehistoric-ages-timeline#:~:text=During this era%2C early humans,and were hunters and gatherers, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/an-ancient-proto-city-reveals-the-origin-of-home

The City Shaped by Spiro Kostof https://www.amazon.com/City-Shaped-Patterns-Meanings-Through/dp/0821220160/ref=sr_1_1?crid=25ALPSJ3L24M4&keywords=the+city+shaped&qid=1679087146&sprefix=the+city+shaped%2Caps%2C143&sr=8-1



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