I now have Asiatic peoples connected to century-level periods of history back through prehistory. I will be working Middle Eastern peoples forward through antiquity, since these peoples were at the forefront of civilization for so long. Western Civilization is not quite fully connected through Antiquity. African peoples have some way yet to go through Classical ad Medieval history, and American Indian peoples have a way to go through modern history. Communities are sufficiently connected, and I may want to consider pushing Asiatic communities forward. Social mechanics are sufficiently connected, and I now need to give attention to social structure and social types. Institutions aren’t quite fully connected through antiquity. Culture and anthropology also need to be connected.
In beginning at the beginning, I had essentially copied a list of important find (from wikipedia) in human prehistory with identifier, date and place of find, and classification, and sorted these into my subdivisions. I went through Pliocene prehistory and categorized these by place, which revealed three regions of principal interest: The area around Lake Turkana, on the border between Kenya and Ethiopia; the Middle Awash River region in Ethiopia, and the Afar region of Ethiopia. There were also three varieties, possibly species, of Australopithecines: Australopithecus amanensis, A. deyiremida, and A. afaranesis. What has been learned from these partial skeletal finds was that these were most likely apelike in appearance and behavior, except that they walked upright. Making better progress in these areas will involve cultural, anthropological, biological and geological history which will take some time to develop. For now I have a sufficiently reasonable handle on this period that I can now go through later periods and do a similar organization.
There is no glory for anyone in the Minneapolis riots. Not for the officers of the Minneapolis PD, who evidently arrested a man and abused him to death. Not for the leadership of the department which failed to take swift, severe action against the officers involved. Not for the Minneapolis city leadership which permitted a police culture in which this sort of thing could happen. Not for the news media that showed this this incident over and over and over and over, far beyond the needs of ordinary reporting. Not for the rioters who went on an orgy of smashing, burning, looting, and destruction, targeting businesses that had absolutely nothing to do with police misconduct. Not for the city leadership, which did much too little to quell the riots. Not for the media figures who obfuscate the difference between a protest and a riot.
In spite of not being a morning person, and my occosianal suspicion that “Good” and “morning” are mutually exclusive terms (yes, I’m kidding), I have once again been reminded that if I want this blog to be successful, I need to blog every day. Since I have been been accustomed to writing my posts in the evening, after stuff is done, (and the stuff NEVER all gets done), this keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the pile. Enuffudis. I’m going to try writing in the morning when I am least drained of wim, wigor, and witality.
I was recently in the hospital, and since then I’ve been consumed with a load of daily maintenance tasks that have consumed most of my attention. I have a new malady and a new medication to keep on top of. Nevertheless, I survive and persist at my impossible task of integrating knowledge. Most recently, I have been mostly been trying to push references to Asian peoples and European peoples into the past, century by century. Yes, I’ve done this before and it’s a lengthy and tedious process, but it’s necessary for the present incarnation of the Knowledge Base. I’m trying to keep up with my cartography learning project, but that’s been slowing down. In the meantime, I press onward.
History is currently planning the consideration of 44 cities, I have been recently reviewing Middle Eastern peoples and cities, and am currently reviewing Western peoples and cities. For prehistory, my current plans have so far considered 11 cities, none of them going back to this period. For Antiquity, there are 19 cities, only 3 going back to this period. For classical and medieval history, there are 29 cities. 2 are Western and about 19 Asiatic, which rather strongly points to asiatic peoples as the most productive. For modern history, there are 39. Since so many of the cities of the world have been founded in modern times, I find myself being diverted into consideration of the future before I go into details of the 20th century. For the future, current plans have 12 cities, with so far a principal emphasis on Asiatic peoples.
For Cartography, I have been working mostly on the hand plotted version of the globe.
Since I created this version, North America now includes Baffin Island, and Eurasia now has the Black Sea.