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There are some irrefutable facts that almost everyone accepts in the history of humanity Existence of the first man Adam is one of these facts However this information is not merely enough to characterize our greatest ancestor People have always wondered what he looked like his life and his interaction with nature This wonder is not only a result of personal interests it is also a question that examines the origin of humanity and civilization People have assumed that primitive humans were like animals therefore there was a huge gap between the life of primitive man and todays civilized man and they began to investigate the reasons for this change and several questions were asked When did the civilization process of human begin Was foundation and development of humanity a revolution or an evolution that progresses relatively to the time How can this progress be called the taming of a beast of prey as Friedrich Nietzsche claims or a development in ideas and life styles of humans and improvement of technique All these questions are to be answered in the rest of this essay First of all the image of the first man -or more generally primitive man- has to be described The image that evokes in todays people mind is the portrait of an animal which has not met with civilization yet The Epic of Gilgamesh describes this image by characteristics of Enkidu In the wilderness she Annu created valiant EnkiduHis whole body was shaggy with hair he had a full head of hair like woman He ate grasses with the gazelles and jostled at he watering hole with the animals as with animals his thirst was slaked with mere waterGilgamesh I 6 Here Enkidu seems to reflect the uncivilized human as a wild animal This resemblance is also used by Freud and he defines primitive men as our animal ancestors Freud 42 These descriptions make humans hesitated about their origins and they
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