Fragments of Pre-History.
Fragments of Deep History
This blog explores pre-historical civilizations, the pre-Socratic age of mythic meaning, alternatives to bureaucracy and hierarchy, and the benefits of resilient ancient technologies.
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My Viewpoint and Historiography
When I took my first college history class, my professor told us that history began with the age of writing ~5500 years ago. Everything beyond that was anthropology.
I have come to believe that my community college history professor was wrong, that history can be traced back beyond 5500 years.
We have fragments of humanity's deep history.
The Sunset of Mythic Story and Meaning
Most of our stories about life in Greece come from the golden age, while most of our metaphysics and political concepts come from the post-Socratic age.
Why are stories and legends from the golden age Greece to be so compelling, steeped in emotion nuance and beautiful insights into the human condition?
Why are the characters and events so memorable? Why did Romans copy-paste the ancient Greek pantheon and rename the files?
Why do modern stories lack that same brilliant technicolor, if nothing was lost in the transition from the mythic age to the post-Socratic age?