The Numineux Valley Civilisation was a set of loosely associated ancient settlements in modern-day Kanjor and Alduria. Although there was never a major political organisation between the numerous villages and tribes which fall under the label of the Numineux Valley Civilisation, their shared language and culture has caused them to be referred to as a single entity.
The Numineux Valley Civilisation takes its name from the Numineux Valley, which in turn derives its name from the Numineux region of Kanjor. In addition to the valley itself, which is in the western portion of Numineux, the civilisation extended across the southwestern Seleyan coastline and into contemporary Vallée Zanyal, Alduria.
While some tribes settled more forested regions on the northern side of the valley, few settlements emerged far from the coastline since many inhabitants relied heavily on fishing in order to sustain themselves. It wasn't until Selucian occurred and brought new farming techniques to the Numineux Valley that the civilisation began to expand further inland.
Initial settlement within the Numineux Valley began around 5000 BCE when hunter-gatherer tribes began to settle down in the region for its abundance of game and fish. Permanent villages began to spring up as the tribes learnt to domesticate animals. Nonetheless, there is little evidence of expansive agriculture during this period. Possible explanations for this include the high proportion of land that was densely forested and the overall poor quality of the soil.
Settlers from the Shadar region of modern Selucia landed along the coast of present-day Alduria and Kanjor in around 3000 BCE. Although they were relatively few in number, the migrants brought valuable farming knowledge as well as cultural and linguistic development.