History Timeline

A quick trip through the development of civilisation

It is thought that there have been many different pre-human groups which divided, merged or died out with a great deal of evidence pre-dating Darwinian theory. However few agree on the Gaza Pyramids and other mysteries.

Krishna lived about 3200 years ago.

We have fossilised human foot prints in the same strata as dinosaur foot prints (plus 65 million years), we have the bones of human giants up to seven metres tall, there was a cast iron pot dug out of a coal seam dated to plus 450 million years. Within what is termed forbidden archaeology, there are so many artefacts and manufactured objects to prove that mankind has been on Earth in various forms since it was stable enough to support life. This begs the questions; Did we come from another planet and how much don't we know?

When looking at history, please consider the context of the yuga cycles and and time line of axial precession

The modern view

It is generally an accepted science that Darwinian theory that we evolved from the apes over the past seven million years and our immediate ancestors began the transition from the life style of the hunter gatherer about 25 - 20,000 years ago toward civilisation. From then, people became more sedentary and as agriculture developed, began to live in larger communities. As agriculture developed women became possessions to till the fields, harvest and prepare foods while the men hunted, dreamed and maintained the territory as new values systems evolved.

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One branch of humanity may have gone into the sea to
become what we call mermaids or Mer People.

The value of the spear was matched by the plough and the ability to domesticate animals, it became necessary to establish ownership of land to ensure the viability and survival of the community and the tradition of rank remained with the best provider and protectors although not necessarily hunters as previous.

With agriculture came trade and the ideas of money and writing to record who owed who. Over the past 20,000 years trade grew between Europe and Asia with the establishment of various routes collectively referred to as 'the silk road'. Civilisation was confined to small agricultural regions or kingdoms and societies were feudal. Not everyone participated and the highwayman was a constant problem. There seems to have been an undercurrent of laziness, where people did not want to participate as they found it far easier to simply go and steal food and resources from another group. This led to the building of walled cities and the establishment of armies which required a more formalised societal structure.

In India, they segregated people so that the Brahmin's did the nice work and the Untouchables did all the dirty work. But before this time society was already being divided into the haves and the have nots loosely based on merit or status.

The growth and development of civilisation course is largely speculative, as there are few written records and most of the evidence before the advent of writing is archaeological.

China and each of the thought of as being the first major civilisations, however, one civilisation which disappeared from the human record was that of the Oxus or Bactrian. This civilisation with archaeological records going back 20,000 years existed along the Oxus River to the north of Afghanistan and through into southern Russia.

This region geologically composed of soft sediments and the building material was fired brick which necessitated the cutting down of vast areas of forest and this is the signature of all civilisations. The forests are removed to clear land for agriculture, as well as to provide timber for construction and firewood.

Deforestation in Central Asia may well have been a significant factor in the desertification of the region and it may also have been a significant factor in the Middle East. The archaeological evidence supports the biblical stories that the forests of Lebanon were cut down to build fleets of ships, and that the Sinai Peninsula was covered in vegetation sufficient to support large numbers of African animals. This is one of the regions where the Romans captured animals for use in the arena, and yet this region has only dried out in the past 1500 years.

A sequence of civilisation

Forbidden History Narrated by Charlton Heston

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We have consistent development in Central Asia over the past 20,000 years, as well as the development of civilisation in Persia, India, Egypt and Southern Europe. Then, as the northern icecap melted people began to move northward into what is now Russia. Then we have the desertification of the Sahara and the exodus of the people live there to the Nile Valley, all the wetter coastal regions.

Agriculture enabled the human population to grow rapidly from what may have been a few hundred thousand 30,000 years ago to a population of several million at around 5000 BC

So we have a growing population, along with trade and politics, during which time people had more leisure to devote to contemplating the nature of reality which also split off into the development of technology. Writing enabled the better exchange of ideas and languages developed. As food for thought, we have the historic sites like Göbekli Tepe, which has been dated that 12,000 BC.

The development of ideas

Mankind's ingenuity was continuously being put to the test at every level of existence from producing food to shelter, trade and social structure. Along with money and writing much thought was given over to who we are and why we are here and the fact that we are alive, gave rise to celebration.

As far as we can work out from archaeology and historical evidence remains, religious ideology began to develop or become formalised around 8000 years ago , and from that route of thought came the two distinctly separate religious branches of Zoroastrianism and Vedanta.

While Vedanta shaped India, Zoroastrianism went west and it may have been the impulse that made Aknatin introduced the idea of the one God into Egypt. But the central ideas Zoroastrianism helped to shape Judism, Christianity and Islam.

While we only know a tiny fraction of our history, we know enough to see the process of cause and effect. We know that most of our histories were written by the victors for their own political purposes. What's more important is to realise the here and now and to know that our world is finite. If we continue the way we are, we will simply become another extinct human race that someone else in a million years will puzzle over.

The Denisovians
Dinisovians interbreeding


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