G.R.E.A.T.S.S. - Characteristics of a Civilization
The G.R.E.A.T.S.S. are an acronym for the 7 characteristics that define a civilization.
Government: Leaders and laws
Religion: Gods, leaders, and places of worship
Economy: System of trade, money, social classes and jobs
Arts, Culture, and Tradition: Music, theater, painting, sculpture, diet, and architecture
Technology: Development of ideas, mathematical and scientific discoveries, inventions, means of power, and use of specialized tools
Stable Food Suppy and Permanent Settlement: Permanent shelter, large and cooperative groups of people, agriculture and food surplus.
System of Writing: Recordkeeping, education, communication, and literature.
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