By using walls to channelize and collect floodwaters, ancient farmers made the most of scant rainfall to grow crops in the desert. These techniques are still used today, like in this vineyard near Sede Boqer, Israel.
What a joke....5000 years??? Kinda tells me you’ve been guessing all along. Now...about all that carbon dating....
There have been many advanced human civilizations. I think it is a mistake to assume we went in a single grade of development.
I can’t help it there is nothing wrong with the headline, but in my head I clearly hear the 60’s TV Robin saying “Holy Land Farming, Batman! Twisted I am.
Heh, heh. Is it now?
I’ll believe it when they find some 7,000 year old overalls.
Well. Now we have a better idea when thought began.
Does not surprise me. Here is what troubles me. Modern man punctuated into existence 70,000 to 240,000 ears ago depending upon whom you believe. 5000 years ago Man was still a stone age technologist. In that short amount of time he landed on the Moon. Yet, it took him 35 to 120 times longer to go from making spearheads to stone buildings without adding anything new to his anatomy.
This would only make sense if world human population remained too low for society to support clever inventive types. I think there is a lot of interesting stuff buried deeper than archeologists tend to dig that will eventually crop up and push advanced technology further back in time.
Ancient Nabatean winepress, present day vineyard. I like their priorities for that scarce rainwater.