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Interlude: "Did orthodox church dogma suggest Earth was created about 4,000 B. Not only the first people, the first civilizations, the first languages, the first calendars, the first monuments, the first governments and religions, but after about 4,000 B. one can find nearly every Biblical event [thus all of Earth's history].
Unfortunately, this long-held popular paradigm has seriously warped a modern view of the ancient world by attributing post-4,000 B. dates to the oldest civilizations and world cultures on the planet.
The stones are placed in a flattened oval 100 by 93 metres, and there were originally about seventy.
The civilization of Ancient Egypt rose to a peak with the Old Kingdom. - Altithermal - "It is suspected by Earth scientists that the sun shone particularly brightly about this time.
World population is estimated to have doubled in the course of the millennium, to some 30 million people. This episode is called the Altithermal, and may have contributed to the rise of the early civilizations.
Another similar high heat episode occurs around 1,000 A. - Gilgamesh Epic - "The interesting fact for Sumer is that pictorial representations of the Mesopotamian classics appear many centuries before our earliest texts thereof.
D." - Jiroft Culture - "A "Jiroft culture" has been postulated as an early Bronze Age (late 3rd millennium BC) archaeological culture, located in what is now Iran's Sistan and Kerma-n Provinces. For example, the greatest Mesopotamian classic is the Gilgamesh Epic.
there were small rock fragments with grinding marks hinted at edge-grinding in the late Pleistocene in Cape York Peninsula.