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originally posted by: Harte
originally posted by: Anaana
originally posted by: Spider879
Kool find as usual, now if they had just added a sail and steering.
Well...that's the energy crisis solved...
If we opted for that solution, we would use up all the wind, leading to a new crisis - the "wind crisis."
originally posted by: Anaana
There's no need to simply consider it these aspects of our shared cultural history are reasonably known, genetics and linguistic studies are filling in the gaps in our understanding from which a pretty comprehensive picture of human activity and movements in prehistory is125,000 years ago we were able to travel the coastlines from Africa into the Arabian plateau and from there we could use that technology to navigate the coastline all the way to Australia, eventually. It took another fifty thousand years for us to start adapting to inland conditions, potable water being a primary consideration which the coast hoppers had already overcome, malaria would have been harder for those travelling in land without the sea water to keep them clean. Over this very long process we eventually made it to a point where we had adapted to the harshest of environments, or some of us had, the Yamanaya best represent this group moving up into the Siberian tundra and there, branching off into the Americas over the ice bridge around 24,000 years ago, as well as expanding west across the Pontic steppe. I believe that it is likely that long prior to conceiving of the wheel, they had employed the sledge, enabling them to traverse vast distances across the ice in winter to trade with those in the temperate zone. When they entered the Americas there is evidence that they took with them domesticated dogs. Living most of their lives in a frozen landscape they lived by night, and navigated by the night sky, recognising, as night dwellers do, that the stars are not fixed. The groups that descend from the Yamnaya share the same root symbolic language.
The wheel seen as an adaptation of the sledge, to a change in their environment, the retreat of the glaciers that enabled their success to continue at trading across vast distances. It also led to their ability to occupy the newly emerging, lush grasslands of Pontic Steppe, enabling them to adopt cattle herding on a much larger extent and leading to a population explosive that resulted around 5,500 years ago in their expansionism, what we refer to as the Proto-Indo European culture that moved, simultaneously, though at varying paces, down from their Eurasian heartland the Pontic region into central asia and Europe. The wheel appears with them, along with the roots of five words that relate to the wheel. Once that technology is available for other minds to consider it is adapted to other uses, and once horse power had been bred and harnessed, it was perfected, everything else since is merely tweaking.
originally posted by: theabsolutetruth