How did civilization begin?
Only theories speculate since no record of how it began officially exist. The going theory, however, is that there was a spike in agricultural activity in the middle east. Since hunting and gathering take so much time, not much was left to innovation. Farming led to less time hunting and more time in thought which in turn led to better farming techniques. Humans would gather to these places of farming, and it would lead to industry. Soon hunting became all but obsolete, and these gatherings of people would be what we call today, civilization.