The excavation of an early Canaanite home is taking place right next door to the moshav homes. Photo Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority
The thought of living in the same place 100 generations of your ancestors lived, living exactly the same life 100 generations lived, without even the concept of the possibility of change entering your mind - it's just so foreign to me.
Four thousand six hundred years ago — there were a series of devastating droughts that occurred around the Mediterranean after the Ice Age ended. One brought down the Sumerian civilization and set people to migrating.
These migrations due to climate change are devastating, then as now. One of the more pleasant places to live during the Ice age was the Middle East, present day Egypt, Ethiopia, and across the northern tier of Africa. Arabia, today a desert land, at that time had abundant water in the area today known as the Persian Gulf and was dry land.
Once people start migrating due to climate changes, displacements lead to war.
There's a big clue what happened. People don't hunt inside town. If there are little warheads scattered about, it was likely tribal warfare. Will future archeologists find shell casings in downtown Detroit and conclude they had a hunting economy that mysteriously came to an end?