Played up to 3700BC with Paddy last night - a good start.
My worker began by roading. Irrigation would have given me growth one turn sooner, but I wanted to get a leg-up on research. This was probably a mistake
Pottery being researched, since not many civs have that and I like to build early Granaries - particularly when there are not many humans around to threaten my capital Will probably then move on to Writing for the Philosophy play - again, only one other civ has Alphabet IIRC. The Wheel would also be a good choice.
First Warrior went off exploring and found the Silk and goody hut.
I don't generally like starts that are cramped into a coastal corner, since you can't optimise expansion efforts and distance corruption becomes a problem earlier than it otherwise would....but we shall make the best of it and forge a strong Roman Empire yet!