Stephen Kahn

Nothing new about civilization collapsing

In Bad news on November 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/gobekli-tepe/mann-text

Fascinating article with new archeological information about the earliest known “rise of civilization” and religious worship. Snippet:

Bewilderingly, the people at Göbekli Tepe got steadily worse at temple building. The earliest rings are the biggest and most sophisticated, technically and artistically. As time went by, the pillars became smaller, simpler, and were mounted with less and less care. Finally the effort seems to have petered out altogether by 8200 B.C. Göbekli Tepe was all fall and no rise.

Apparently civilization has been collapsing a lot longer than we thought.

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  1. sounds a lot like the succession of women i married.

  2. Sounds like my father-in-law.

    My wife and I are still married (first for each of us). Her reason: once she picks a brand, she tends to stick with it. My reason: we are both too weird for anyone else to put up with, so we might as well stick together.

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