When studying ancient civilizations a geographer would most likely look at?
a) Climate influence on food production, b) areas around rivers in the Middle East.
It is the study of ancient civilizations e.g Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia etc... If you are looking to study the topic, you'll likely peruse ancient artefacts and texts on so on. It goes almost hand in hand with archaeology. It's very interesting and you'll find that some ancient civilizations were quite technologically and academically advanced.
The ancient Greeks knew (most likely discovered too) the earth was not flat contrary to the popular myth that Columbus thought he would fall of the Earth if he sailed to far West. _______________________ We have no way of knowing which ancient civilizations realized that the Earth was spherical, but it was likely the Phoenicians, those sea-faring traders who roamed the Mediterranean and on to England and the Norse lands.
The name of the first Egyptian to study astronomy is lost in the depths of time. It's likely that his name was never recorded, and if it had been, the chance that such a document might have survived for 5,000 years would be remote. It's likely that this person would have done so in one of the great cities of even earlier civilizations, such as Babylon or Sumeria. But very little survives of the day-to-day…
Unfortunately this would be very pre-historic times and something we will never know. The closest answer that could be given would likely be the celebration of the seasons such as the winter solstice. Civilizations around the globe all tend to have ancient traditions to celebrate the coming of a season.
The Aztec and Mayan civilizations were the largest civilizations to appear in Mexico. The Maya appeared around 750 BC in present-day Mexico, but ceased to exist as an empire around the 8th to 9th centuries, most likely due to ecological collapse. The Aztecs founded their first city on 1325 AD, and were eventually conquered by the Spanish Empire in 1521.
Ancient civilizations were effected by the geography of were they were living. Cities were built near bodys of water (lakes, Oceans, Rivers, ect.) because it provided them with fertile soil, transportation, food and water, larger numbers of animals to hunt, and good hygiene. Stable food sources were a big part on how you than lived. If animals had a place to stay stabily, so did you. Than you would be able to settle down as…