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An anthropologist from Dartmouth University, the US was granted access to the Noughties photographs catalogue and spent many years looking through them.

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One was the original city of the world.

Researchers believe Tell Brak is at most 4,000 years old than the Pyramids of Egypt.


Archaeology: This discovery marks the moment when humans became farmers . (Image: Youtube/Smithsonian Channel/Wikimedia commons/CC-BY-SA4.0).


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Link” href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7aYij-RuBU&t=65s” rel=”nofollow”>documentary, ‘The Life of Earth: The Age of Humans’ — the fact that it was once home to the world’s first farmers.

It was a major breakthrough that marked the turning point in human history from hunter-gatherer to a settled life.

According to the documentary’s narration, “Settlements such as this are only possible after an environmental change is dramatic.”

The Earth’s climate changed dramatically after the end of last Ice Age and it became more warm than ever in 100,000 years.

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Jesse Casana. The anthropologist compares old photographs with those taken today . Image: Youtube/Smithsonian Channel.

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A great deal of grassland was expanded by rain and an increase in temperature.

According to the narrator, “Climate Change is About To Fuel a Food Revolution.”

“For millennia humans have foraged wild grass seeds – but today abundant wheat and barley are easy to cultivate and control.

“Some people settle down to tend to their crops and to protect them.

They gradually gave up hunting-gatherer life to become farmers.

“From now on, the landscape will change as humans rely more heavily upon mossicated and cultivated animals.

“The settlements expand and overwhelm the hunter-gatherers. This transforms the landscape into fields, villages, towns, and ultimately cities.”

There is evidence that Tell Brak grew to be one of the largest cities in the area from this moment.


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Syria: This ancient city lies in Syria, near the Turkish-Iraqi border . (Image: Wikimedia Commons/CC By 3.0).


An ancient history of some of the sites that are mapped and indicate evidence for habitation . Image: Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY 4.0

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It is one of the most important ancient sites in northern Mesopotamia. People had settled there over 8,000 years ago.

This is not surprising: Tell Brak lies in an advantageous strategic location, on the main route between the Tigris Valley and Anatolia mines and westwards towards the Euphrates or the Mediterranean.

This led to the recognition of the city as a major commercial center. The evidence is supported by numerous workshop sites at the location.


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Excavations revealed also evidence of the mass production obsidian bowls, and other objects made from white marble and obsidian. Stamp seals and sling shots were also found in layers of ancient cities.

Many of the city’s residents were skilled in various activities, including basalt grinding and flint working.

Also, excavations suggest that the urban-based society was built on rain-fed farming.

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Hunter-gatherers. The farmers gradually took over their nomadic ancestors . (Image: GETTY

Since then, scholars have argued that the city also served as a point of contact between cities in Mesopotamia and the Levant.

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It began expanding again around 2600 BC, when Nagar was established.

Publited Fri, 17 September 2021 at 04:00:00 +0000

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