Saturday, February 09, 2008

We use to be taught that civilization got started along the Tigis-Euphrates river area, or the 'fertile crescent,' in about 3,500 BC, and at almost the same time along the Nile river valley.

This idea has been challenged- along the Zagros mountains in Iran, and near the Caspian sea, there existed extensive villages which date to about 2,500 BC... and going north into the lower eastern Russian steppes, we see the same thing- advanced 'cities' which are over 4,000 years old, and some evidence that the communities here were as old as the Sumerian ones from the Iraqi zone.

The invention of the 'plough' led to agricultural surplus and cities, writing systems, astronomical knowledge (and) the marking off of farmland into zones, necessitating the need for the invention of mathematics..which lead to large scale architectural projects such as the Pyramids... and eventually our modern world.

Could the plough have been first invented in Russia?


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