Lack of Civilazations

Hello. Excuse me for writing in english. My deutch ich nicht soo gut *big smile* I am right now studying on my first year af archeology at the university of Gothenburg and I am in the middle of task to be turned in later this week. I am searching for answers or ideas to why northern parts of Europe not hade the same rise of great Civiliazations as where the fact around the Mediterranian (greek, roman, fenicaian, egypt etc). Could you please help me to get the picture straight about this. I am currently reading Millisauskas European History. And…please if you could…and would…answer in English…*smile again* Regards Magnus