Why the Fertile Crescent was an ideal place for nomadic people to settle and built cities?
to farm field crops.
What are 2 reasons why the Fertile Crescent was an ideal place for nomadic people to settle an build cities?
There was plentiful arable land whose fertility was renewed by the silt brought down by the annual flooding. There was adequate water from the rivers, whose waters could be used for storage, irrigation and drinking. The surplus of food generated by these factors enabled the development of settlements which grew into towns and cities.
The ascent of 'civilized' society had much to do with the change from hunting and gathering for food to agriculture. As it happens, the first known people to make that change were Natufian tribes who lived in the area that is now Israel and Lebanon. The sedentary lifestyle, the switch to agriculture and the building of villages and later on of cities spread from there, and into the fertile crescent for the very reason that…