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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Global Bronze Age Culture

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.ca/2012/05/global-bronze-age-culture.html?utm_source=BP_recent

The folowing article was just posted on the Global warming and Terraforming Terra blog. I thought it was important enough to reprint but i felt that it left out some important details. My additions are after the end of the original article.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Global Bronze Age Culture



As recent postings have steadily discovered, Bronze Age maritime trade was centered on Crete and the Nile Delta as that was the primary choke point for all trade. From there it reached out and touched Bali and India to the East and from the West they established Yucatan and Bimini. Those appear to be the main centers of activity, however there were innumerable trade factories supported through these bases. A great surge of discovery occurred with the building of the Great Pyramid in 2420BC and it is reasonable to presume that inside even a generation or two that all the factory infrastructure was already founded.
This also means that communication was sustained until 1159BC or for a full 1400 years although Thera destroyed the strongest part of this system around 1600 BC.
During this time period major changes took place in humanity’s intellectual tool kit that can no longer be treated in isolation or under the presumption of local improvement. Most noteworthy we discover that Mesopotamia switched from pictographs to cuneiform writing. It is reasonable that the advent of the metals trade created demand for semi universal scripts that worked better than local systems too tied to local language forms.

Thus local systems quickly evolved as improvement ideas were shared.

At the same time the knowledge of astronomy was well advanced already as shown by both the Great Pyramid and Stonehenge. What needed to evolve was the number system and we see evidence of actually more than one attempt. In particular, the Mayan method stands out as an excellent system that failed to produce a mathematica and stagnated. The geometry of construction and land surveying produced the core of the initial foundation of mathematics.

All this evolved into the state that was restored by the Greeks 2500 years ago and built upon.

The Greeks themselves fled the Baltic in the aftermath of the 1159 Hekla tsunami that ended the Bronze Age of Atlantis, taking with them their heroic epics that were later written out by Homer in Ionia. Along the way they gained possession of materials held in former Atlantean trade factories and collected additional material from Egypt.

Our best written records of the Bronze Age come form Mesopotamia and we can assume that this also reflects the standard throughout the world. Material we associate with the Bible was all part of this era and has been our best informant even if its viewpoint appears narrow. What we associate with history and knowledge generally was a much later development and we need to contain our disappointment that ancient informants lack our sensibility.

7 comments:

  1. There are 2 things I wish to comment on

    While I do believe there was some PREcolumbian contact with the Americas I think based on current 'artifact" evidence it was VERY sporadic and NOT part of a organized stable trading network.

    Also based on what I know of SE Asian archaeology I doubt the later trading network and routes from eastern India across to the Indonesian cultural area that includes Bali existed in the Bronze Age.

    I think any Bronze Age trading routes into SE Asia were further inland or if maritime further to the north. Take a look at Asian history the first urban settlements were mainly inland not coastal with the possible exception of the Yue realms or whatever preceded the later Yue culture.

    Certainly trade links with other areas would explain some of the odder sculptures discovered over the last decade in Sichuan but via sea?

    NOT ENOUGH SOLID EVIDENCE.

    Unless you count maybe the Tree of Life motif but that appears on many cultures and may be an expression of a universal archetype.

    If you're thinking "megaliths" and dragons.

    A) Indonesian and SE Asian megaliths usually tombs or altars are NOT in a European style and are not found in coastal area to my knowledge.

    B) Dragons We just cant figure out exactly what animals dragons in art were based on cos its been extinct so long the depictions have become so stylized and abstracted and I suspect we're using chimeras with artists combining bit sand pieces of animals they had seen with oral descriptions distorted by time to create images.

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  2. It would appear to me that you have just provided some very good reasons for supporting te very precepts which you are attempting to refute. OF COURSE the evidence is fragmentary and sporadic: we already know the majority of evidence that was once there has been lost and cannot be recovered. And this is worse in equatorial countries such as Indonesia because the eternal rains literally wash all of the evidence away over long periods of time so that you have no iron, no bronze and no bone artifacts remainingfor more than a couple of millenia, only bits and pieces if you can find them. We do know there was an oriental Megalithic culture which connected south India and Indonesia, and it was a unified package that existed in a discrete time period and was unlike cultures before or after it, much the same as the Westen European Megalithic cultures

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  3. Surviving SE Asian Metal artifacts such as those of the Dong Son culture show affinities with other Bronze Age items in the IMMEDIATE region which suggests a REGIONAL LOCAL region for metal working.

    The best e can do with such fragmentary evidence is trace a general outline and hope to persuade those who do field work or get direct access to artifacts NOT to refute or confirm other theories but perhaps simply to think aobut

    ARE We asking the right questions ?

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  4. ARE we? On the contrary, the Dong Son drums are scattered over a very wide area indicating a trade network including South China, Indonesia and the Phillipines; their characteristics derive from older forms which in turn indicate precursor cultural connections over roughly the same area in the earlier time period and this is partly confirmed by successive waves of stone tool styles over the same area; and Dong-son traits have been suggested separately as turning up in South America at about the right time as mentioned before in an earlier blog posting, the opinion being ventured by a qualified Archaeologist at the time. It seems to me that you presume a lot without really checking on your sources there.

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  5. You know I did say I agreed with some of your ideas but if you ONLY want posters who are in TOTAL agreement with you ... do you want discussion or a fan club?

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  6. I don't believe that was warranted. Incidentally you posted this at the beginning of the Memorial day weekend, which I took off (so noted on my Facebook page)and so I only just saw this posting for the first time this morning.

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