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"Felsoetold Wheat field, Hungary" by Takkk - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Threshold 7 looks at the development of agriculture, and how it led to the formation of cities and writing.

Mini-threshold: Urbanization

Find works on Archaeology and Ancient History to learn more about ancient cities and how they formed.  

Subject searches: Urban archaeology

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Macquarie has a large collection of books and journals related to Egyptology, including the restricted access Brunner Collection.

Try searching for Ancient Egypt or Egyptology.

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