Benchmark 1C
The Nature of Science: The Scientific Enterprise
Grades 9-12, page 19

The early Egyptian, Greek, Chinese, Hindu, and Arabic cultures are responsible for many scientific and mathematical ideas and technological inventions.

NSES Content Standard G 
History and Nature of Science: Historical perspectives 
Grades 9-12, page 201 
In history, diverse cultures have contributed scientific knowledge and technologic inventions. Modern science began to evolve rapidly in Europe several hundred years ago. During the last two centuries, it has contributed significantly to the industrialization of Western and non-Western cultures. However, other, non-European cultures have developed scientific ideas and solved human problems through technology.