Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Global Bronze Age Culture
As recent postings have steadily discovered, Bronze Age maritime trade was centered on
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
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. Yucatan
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
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
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.