This paper must be a minimum of 625 words and a maximum of 700 wordsChoose ONE of the following two questions
1) About 5,000 years ago some of the first cities in human history emerged in the world, such as the cities of Sumer and Ur in the region of Mesopotamia. Identify and describe four conditions, according to Gordon Childe and class lectures, that explain the emergence of these cities?
2) According to our readings and class lectures, a necessary condition for the industrial revolution to have taken place was innovations in technology. Identify and describe four of these innovations i.e., what were they, who invented them, and how did they contribute to the industrial revolution?