These are the places where humans could roam and settle into communities of extended families and inter-related by shared values and common good – protection, food distribution, exchange of ideas, trade goods and skills – and most of all, stories and entertainments.
Homo sapiens appeared 200,000 years ago in that fertile zones of the Indus River back to the Nile Valley and Mesopotamia and the Huang Ho River Region, where there are Ice Age – 20,000 years, just about 10,00o of our species history, because everything before that’s been pretty much wiped out by the Ice of the said Ice Age, and the land that was occupied between what is now the British Isles and ROE (rest of Europe) is under water, under the water from the North American Ice melt
– which allowed the China expansion over the north pole and down into the Canada and America, and Central and South – as well as expansion via sea travel.
the earliest civilizations of the Americas never developed metal technology, so it was quite the culture shock when metal clad people with gunpowder and horses appeared.
Egypt Rome and Greece Oh My! the Mediterranean Trio, as if they were the only ones back then doing intensive landscaping and monument building. The Americas: True North Canada, due south through the USA form North America. Inhabitants came down … Continue reading
the oldest traces we have of organized social groups forming civilization is 12,000 years old on a site that we have yet to fully explore and indicate a culture lasting about 4,000 is Gobekli Tepe – it is a Stone Age civilization – with an extensive compound for ritual and ceremonial life of the population – it is not a living in site. It predates Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids.
The Gobekli Tepe site is a huge temple with nothing so far to indicate permanent settlements and it’s the oldest yet known human construction and it’s 12,000 years old. Stonehenge is a mere 6,000, older than we thought it was … Continue reading
Gobekli Tepe. oldest temple 12,000 years…. predates Stonehenge by 7000 years and is more complex we might have to conclude religion started civilization even predating agriculture, as there is yet to be any evidence of worker’s … Continue reading
Gobekli Tepe shows us that have had to re-discover the same science and technologies all over again and many times over many civilizations, which cease to have people.
People invent whatever religion will draw and unite, but only remain cohesive as long as the majority benefit, with some doing over well and others not so well, but neither extreme so over that the centre cannot hold
levers and leverage, wheels for pulling and for pushing, domesticating animals and discovering selective breeding – and the self domestication process begins – inter-dependencies… angles and arches, stress load distribution, buttresses and reinforcements
Graham Hancock is an admitted outlier in archaeology, because he is an outsider trying to tell studies and working professionals they are wrong, while he sells many many books to the public. He is a sociologist by education and … Continue reading
Systems of writing – scribes of governing religion, headed by a king and supported by the priest caste who wrote as work. Eventually, the work of government and religion became housed separately, with elder sons serving the state and the … Continue reading
these bronze plaques show affairs of estate between nations with technology, did stone age metallurgic heraldry – stone age photography/bas relief sculpture – become the start of metal weapons for the armed masses of professional warriors?
We do know who built the pyramids, the government scribes kept payroll records. Egypt, Rome and Greece are the best understood of the ancient world because they are the only three that developed government writing – legalese and contract – … Continue reading
7 wonders of the Classical World – 7 wonders of the known world a tourist trap of pilgrimages for places that likely existed on the planning stage or had already fallen down by the time the list was compiled.
One kingdom got too much surplus, was an invitation for invasion or annexation, or emigration of your population into theirs, taking ideas and making a new experience as a consequence. when in rome dot dot dot… actually their public baths sound rather disgusting and the idea of a sponge on a stick dipped into a common water runoff….
we can’t let our global heritage be destroyed by war bombing or people destroying it intentionally, if we don’t learn to work and play well with each other, then, at least let’s not make it impossible for other life to flourish and wonder why, with all that we could do when we worked together, did we do what we did, time and time again.