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What advantages did the early Egyptian and Near Eastern people gain from civilization and what did they lose?

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Advantages and Disadvantages are not stringent, black/white issues when it comes to culture. Gain or loss is a cultural, sociological, and psychological tool defining preferences. For instance, there are arguments on both sides that the life of the Amerindians was better prior to, or after, the European settlers arrived.

To answer this question, let's first take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both the hunter-gatherer and agricultural-urban ways of life:

Hunter-gatherer- a society that receives its primary subsistence through the gathering of plants, hunting of animals, and foraging for food.

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The solution discusses concisely what civilization gave to ancient Egypt and to people of the Near East over peoples and social groups without order.