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Salt and economic/human management: China compared to Mexico

The evolution of humans who had a nomadic life prior to the settling of China, as we know it today, can be noted in landmark prehistoric fossil discoveries: ‘Yuanmou Man’ who lived 1.7 million years ago in today’s Yunnan Province, … Continue reading

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Salt, Sulphates and Survival: Living things

Salt (sodium chloride or halite), for details of the chemistry of Salt see https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_(chemistry), has been the focus of human interest for thousands of years. It has been much sought after and traded since humans first realised its value. But … Continue reading

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Teotihuacan in Mexico compared to Roman Kingdom in Italy: Part Two

Little is certain about the Roman kingdom’s history, as no records and few inscriptions from the time of the kings survive and we find a similar lack of written history for Teotihuacan.  As small groups of hunter gatherers, 12 to … Continue reading

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Teotihuacan in Mexico compared to Rome, Italy: Part One

Setting the scene Thousands of years ago, as the ice sheets melted and humans began their migrations and explorations of this Earth, let us try to imagine, without modern transport and comforts, how tribes of people could travel from Africa … Continue reading

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The tribes who evolved out of Africa to eventually become pre-Roman settlers

Influencers of pre Roman tribes were The Scythians – the Greeks’ name for this initially nomadic people. They inhabited Scythia from at least the 11th century BCE to the 2nd century CE. This included Kazakhstan, thought to be the location … Continue reading

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Obsidian Power: Part Two

Fact: You can’t hang on to your power base if the drinking water has dried up or become contaminated. It comes as no surprise that we find early humans dwelt close to abundant water supplies, recognising humans can endure many … Continue reading

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Obsidian and Power: Part One

One of the most fascinating subjects I personally keep returning to is the area around the Gulf of Mexico and that point in Earth’s history when she was hit by a massive asteroid and the millions of years of global … Continue reading

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