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Crossing the Great Divide

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:17 pm
by Rokcet Scientist
What started civilisation?

What made man choose to change from the simple life to the complex life?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfJntU5C ... L&index=84

Re: Crossing the Great Divide

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:30 am
by Minimalist
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.

Re: Crossing the Great Divide

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:45 am
by dannan14
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.