A forgotten civilization in the middle of the Sahara Desert that survived based on an advanced irrigation system and the mining of fossil water.
I really can’t recommend The Dawn of Everything highly enough. There is so much more known now in the fields of archaeology, etc. that simply hasn’t been synthesized anywhere else (and the Dawn of Everything just touched the tip of the iceberg; I hope somehow that there is a way for the project to continue at some point). So many fields are still stuck in an outmoded way of thinking set down in the 18th/19th centuries.
Totally new civilization to me and very interesting. Reminds me a little of the Harappan Indus Valley civilization (Mohenjodaro) technologically advanced beyond their time and both suffering sudden collapse.
I LOVE it when I learn something totally new!
Not only all this, but they *might* have invented coins.
Wow! Thanks much for this. It’s truly inspiring to see this sort of evidence of such extraordinary human accomplishments (though, as with most in those times and going forward it was likely accomplished at the price of tens of thousands of slaves . . .).
It's an astonishing fact, especially in light of our modern-day dependence on very complex technology, that this Earth, at least the Earth we've had for the last 100,000 years or so, provides everything a group of humans need to enjoy a very productive, very satisfying lifestyle.
Too bad this is not well known today. Too bad it's likely an anachronism even now.