Meanderings

For the latest pass through prehistory, I am still looking at connections to the 20th and 21st century. Although there is still a fair amount to catch up on, I am trying to focus on the examination of New York City and hope to expand from there.

For middle prehistory itself, now that I have Levantine peoples connected back to earliest periods, I am filling in the gaps with peoples and cultures of the period, and I now have several names to work with. For the period I call the third decamillemmium BP, from 30,000 years to 20,000 years before present, a great deal of early work was done by French archeologists, and the names they give to prehistoric cultures still tend to dominate the field. . For reference, this was at the peak of the last Ice age. Since I am still working mostly with the Middle East and with the late 20th century, I’m not quite there yet, but I can see it. As I peek and poke around, the name of Dorothy Garrod keeps surfacing, I am now giving some more attention to working back of Persian peoples (Now in middle antiquity), Pakistan (now in late antiquity) and China. (now in the classical period.

As well as linking elements of culture such as occupations, applied science, and miscellaneous artifacts, I have also reached the point where I can begin developing historical links to cultural groups, Asian geography, and modern historical figures. I have been aiming for this, so reaching it is a milestone.

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