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First Civilizations

IMDB Logo6.4/10
Documentary 2018 - 20181 SeasonSeries EndedOn: Prime Video Tags: Science 

Using the latest in archaeology, anthropology and genetics, this series tells the story of where the modern world began. Incorporating studies of artifacts, renowned sites of archaeological interest and interviews with leading experts, it moves around the geographic zones of the world, exploring how and why civilization first sparked into life.First Civilizations featuring Kerry Shale has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Prime Video, available for purchase on iTunes, and available for purchase on Prime Video. It's a documentary show with 4 episodes over 1 season. First Civilizations is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.4 (23 votes).

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4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 War

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Apr 24, 2018
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War Apr 24, 2018 Examine the process of “destructive creation” — the idea that fear, rivalry and conflict strengthen community bonds while stimulating an arms race of technological progress. The result is civilization. Ancient Mesoamerica exemplifies this development.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Religion

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May 1, 2018
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Religion May 1, 2018 The secret to the stability and cohesion of Ancient Egypt was religion. When people share a core set of beliefs, they are more likely to identify as one. That was true for the first civilizations, it’s just as true today.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Cities

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May 8, 2018
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Cities May 8, 2018 View the birthplace of civilization: the Middle East, site of the world’s first villages, towns and cities, from the hills of Turkey to the plains of Iraq. They were crucibles of invention and innovation — turbo-charging the pace of progress.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Trade

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May 15, 2018
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Trade May 15, 2018 Examine an ancient civilization unlike any other, that of the Indus Valley. Rather than imposing order through war or religion, it relied on the free flow of trade. The exchange of goods promoted wealth, co-operation and trust.

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