So far I think I have depicted what is generally accepted as historical and archeological facts, with a couple of my own theories about Eden, thrown in. However, personally I find there are some real puzzles, concerning what is presented in the accepted story.
So far in the World History series we have covered what is commonly termed as pre-history. See – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. The definition of pre-history is the period before written recorded history and based on research, archaeology and legend. Recorded History dates to the invention of writing – therefore I think it is appropriate to start this section with the Sumerians who are historically recognized as the first people to use writing in the true sense.
Geologic time Geologic time, the extensive interval of time occupied by the Earth’s geologic history. It extends from about 3.9 billion years ago (corresponding to the age of the oldest known rocks) to the present day. It is, in effect, that segment of Earth history that is represented by and recorded in rock strata. The geologic time scale is the calendar for events in Earth history. It subdivides all time since the end of the Earth’s formative period as a planet (nearly 4 billion years ago) into named units of abstract time: the latter, in descending order of duration, are […]
I was interested in History when I was at school but found it quite confusing. Firstly as I was living in Australia virtually all our history lessons covered mainly British history – the rest of the world was hardly mentioned. Secondly, the lessons were constructed in a non chronological order. That meant having to remember dates rather than getting a big picture of what events evolved around the world. I think, unless one gets an overall picture of events as they happened, it is difficult to make sense of any developmental outcome. Therefore for those who are interested I am […]