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9000 year old city found

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

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  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    1000 years earlier if we take Usher at face value.
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  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    With this, Gobekli Tepe and other stuff cropping up the history of our species goes back further into prehistory.
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  5. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Worth noting that the grid pattern in the OP video isn't ancient city streets, it's a grid of modern archaeological trenches with baulks in between.
  6. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

  7. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    There are probably unknown artefacts and treasures beneath the Black Sea from before the flood.
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  8. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Bet it's more advanced than Wisbech.
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Short little video addressing the finds...

    A 'city' of 2000-3000 people [which would be a city to all intents and purposes at that time.

    Unfortunately the site is still ear marked for a new road construction project.

    The authorities seem blind to the tourism potential.
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  10. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Usher is a bit of a horror story.
  11. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Dancing naked in worship of Lilith.
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Time and place... I'll be there
  13. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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  15. magic surf bus

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  16. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    Well according to the article it had a nice view over fields, a thatched roof and many original features, now what does that put you in mind of? Plus we found one, how many more were there?

    The point is that these things were being done well before the time that used to be thought of as the preserve of cave men. Certain things have to happen before this sort of thing, specifically, agriculture. You can't build a house unless you have a nearby source of food otherwise you will never live in it because you will spend all your time hunting and gathering all over the place. The same argument holds for a city, you need to be able to feed the people. You are also talking about the beginning of specialisation, more so with a city than a single house but the principle applies if you are to build efficiently.

    The implications of both these finds is fascinating especially given the age.
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  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    It'd net you £2 million in the Cotswolds and you'd have the Tory cabinet as neighbours?
  18. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Jokey response aside... this is more my thinking.

    Just fascinates me that whole centuries, millennia, of human history went past and we know nothing of them.

    As MrsLan said when I prattled on for too long... 20,000 years from now who will know about us?
  19. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Starr Carr is a well-documented Mesolithic lakeside settlement that's been excavated for years. They were bound to find the remains of a permanent dwelling there at some point. It would have surpised me more if they hadn't found one. People are thought to have become less nomadic in the post-glacial Mesolithic, often moving between summer and winter camps, so permanent structures should easily pre-date the adoption of agriculture in the Neolithic. The Mesolithic equivalent of a static at Rhyl.

    So-called 'cave men' actually spent much of their time living in tents, which are also free-standing structures - it's just that caves preserve occupation evidence better than patches of open ground, so everybody thinks they only lived in caves.
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