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    18 Feb '16 20:46
    http://phys.org/news/2016-02-prehistoric-village-links-stone-ages.html

    predates everything in the middle east including the watchtower (9000 years old)
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    19 Feb '16 08:06
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2016-02-prehistoric-village-links-stone-ages.html

    predates everything in the middle east including the watchtower (9000 years old)
    Just to save time....

    Were you there?
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    19 Feb '16 08:061 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2016-02-prehistoric-village-links-stone-ages.html

    predates everything in the middle east including the watchtower (9000 years old)
    When I try to access your link, I'm getting a "502 Bad Gateway" error.

    Might be temporary, I'll try again later.

    EDIT: It was temporary, I saw the page. Fascinating.

    For further reading, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natufian_culture
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    Originally posted by Suzianne
    When I try to access your link, I'm getting a "502 Bad Gateway" error.

    Might be temporary, I'll try again later.
    It worked when I looked.
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    19 Feb '16 08:57
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2016-02-prehistoric-village-links-stone-ages.html

    predates everything in the middle east including the watchtower (9000 years old)
    Fascinating!

    Thanks for posting that. 🙂
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    19 Feb '16 10:081 edit
    And here's a link to the same story from Archaeology magazine.

    http://www.archaeology.org/news/4191-160218-israel-paleolithic-neolithic-village

    I love Archaeology magazine. I subscribe to it, along with Smithsonian magazine.
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    19 Feb '16 11:57
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Just to save time....

    Were you there?
    Ah, you didn't know I actually FOUNDED that village, I am now in fact 12,304 years old. What a trip! The Romans sucked.
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    19 Feb '16 18:17
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The Romans sucked.
    What about the roads?
    The sanitation?
    YouTube
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    19 Feb '16 18:24
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What about the roads?
    The sanitation?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc7HmhrgTuQ
    There was a stone found with some writing on it, something about Bernie Sanders wanting to raise taxes for infrastructure, but then a sudden unknown calamity befell the dwellings.
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    19 Feb '16 19:12
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What about the roads?
    The sanitation?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc7HmhrgTuQ
    We had roads, you think we were primitive or something? We had to hew the roads out by hand however. We would take some logs maybe 2 hands wide and 20 hands long and four or six guys would take a running start and then ram it into the ground. That would give us about 2 hands width of surface removal then smooth it out with big rocks we would lift up in the air and drop on the new surface. Took some time but we had a lot of logs around since back then there were a lot more forests than now in the Jordan Valley!
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    19 Feb '16 19:40
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Ah, you didn't know I actually FOUNDED that village, I am now in fact 12,304 years old. What a trip! The Romans sucked.
    Ha ha, now that's funny.
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    19 Feb '16 23:59
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2016-02-prehistoric-village-links-stone-ages.html

    predates everything in the middle east including the watchtower (9000 years old)
    An approximately 12,000 year old village (Kortik) already was discovered in Kurdistan.
    You can watch a YouTube video about it (if that meets your taste).
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    20 Feb '16 02:26
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    An approximately 12,000 year old village (Kortik) already was discovered in Kurdistan.
    You can watch a YouTube video about it (if that meets your taste).
    Yes. It is now 12,003 years old.
    YouTube
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    20 Feb '16 02:281 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2016-02-prehistoric-village-links-stone-ages.html

    predates everything in the middle east including the watchtower (9000 years old)
    What about Gobekli Tepi, ???

    edit: at least 11,000 years old apparently and according to wiki:
    ... Through the radiocarbon method, the end of Layer III can be fixed at about
    9000 BCE (see above) but it is believed that the elevated location may have
    functioned as a spiritual center by 11,000 BCE or even earlier, essentially at
    the very end of the Pleistocene.
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    20 Feb '16 13:26
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What about Gobekli Tepi, ???

    edit: at least 11,000 years old apparently and according to wiki:
    ... Through the radiocarbon method, the end of Layer III can be fixed at about
    9000 BCE (see above) but it is believed that the elevated location may have
    functioned as a spiritual center by 11,000 BCE or even earlier, essentially at
    the very end of the Pleistocene.
    Again, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natufian_culture

    Radiocarbon dating places the Natufian culture from the terminal Pleistocene to the very beginning of the Holocene, from 12,500 to 9,500 BC.

    Some archaeologists place Göbekli Tepe well within the time period and perhaps the same culture, even though Göbekli Tepe is much further north, just over the Turkish border.

    The Natufian culture may have had wide influence in the region, with up to 20 sites often cited as belonging to the Natufian culture spread out over the region, extending as far as Turkey and Syria in the north to Jordan and the Sinai in the south. So this is more than just a couple of sites recently found.
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