Crossing the Great Divide

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Crossing the Great Divide

Post by Rokcet Scientist » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:17 pm

What started civilisation?

What made man choose to change from the simple life to the complex life? ... L&index=84

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Re: Crossing the Great Divide

Post by Minimalist » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:30 am

Interesting to say the least.

Of course, Sparta was one of the most warlike cultures ever and they did not have "walls" either. There must be "precursor" towns in the region, though. The kind of social organization being pictured simply does not develop overnight.
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Re: Crossing the Great Divide

Post by dannan14 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:45 am

It is nice to know that at least in one place a major city arose before armed conflict was an ever present danger. Weren't some of the old Indian sites like that too? Wide boulevards, no walls, just in that case massive evidence of invaders cutting down the locals by the hundreds.

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