World population was at a few million people, likely below 5 million. Less than a year after these results were published another study showed that the stone circles had been preceded by wooden circles of 6-metre pine 'totem poles' dated to 8,000 B. [Based on: by Graham Hancock and Santha Faiia, Heaven's Mirror, Quest For The Lost Civilization, p. C.] in which herding and agriculture came into use, is called the 'New Stone Age' or [in Latin] the 'Neolithic Age.' "8,000 B. - Civilization / Ur - "The Ur culture developed during the Neolithic Age and became global in expanse by 8,000 B. According to popular belief: 'Where the Sumerians came from is still disputed.
[....]" - "Traditional date when the continent of Atlantis sank beneath the waves. and is perhaps the oldest continuously occupied city on Earth." 9,000 B. - Tools / North America - "The Wenachee site, dated to 11,000 B. and located in the Inner Columbia River Basin, presents evidence of a new assemblage of stone tools in the Americas at their earliest known horizon." [Links: 1 - # 5]), has been identified genetically in southeastern Turkey, according to a report in the journal Science. article (Fossils show ancient use of chili peppers [about 6,100 years ago]), p. Typologically, the language of Sumer resembles Chinese, which suggests an eastern origin.
Today agriculture and other land-use changes account for about a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. The event left the country rich with the soil that has nurtured Ireland's flora and fauna for centuries, and which offered a hospitable environment for migrating people to settle and plant seeds."- First Nations people / Canada - "Archaeologists have found evidence that proves First Nations people were in New Brunswick more than 10,000 years ago.
[....]" [Based on: Discover Magazine article (Could Dirt help Heal the Climate? [NP] For years archaeologists suspected the First Nations history might go way back because there had been small, individual finds, but Hurricane Earl helped reveal even more.
The first known permanent settlements appeared over 9,000 years ago and gradually developed into the Indus Valley Civilisation, dating back to 3300 BCE in western India.
It was followed by the Vedic period, which laid the foundations of Hinduism and other cultural aspects of early Indian society, and ended in the 500s BCE. - Agriculture & Farming - "The exact origins of agriculture remains unknown, but once chosen, farming developed a momentum of its own: there was no easy turning back, and the very success of the new lifestyle induced other fundamental changes.
- Wiki Trivia - "The 9th millennium BC marks the beginning of the Neolithic period. [NP] Pottery became widespread (with independent development in Central America) and animal husbandry (pastoralism) spread to Africa and Eurasia. [....]"[....] Professor Dinesh Agrawal of Penn State University reviewed the evidence from a variety of sources and estimated the dates as follows: 1. These are the "bog bodies." The individual bog bodies show a great degree of variation in their state of preservation, from skeletons, to well-preserved complete bodies, to isolated heads and limbs.
[NP] Agriculture spread throughout the Fertile Crescent and use of pottery became more widespread. - Amesbury in Wiltshire confirmed as oldest UK settlement - "A Wiltshire town has been confirmed as the longest continuous settlement in the United Kingdom. P.] Amesbury, including Stonehenge, has been continually occupied since 8820BC, experts have found. They range in date from 8,000 "Stonehenge was for a long while thought to have been built slowly - over about 1000 years between 2,100 and 1,100 BC.
When humans started draining and plowing up the natural topsoil for planting, they exposed the buried carbon to oxygen, creating carbon dioxide and releasing it into the air.
According to one scientist, the land on which this structure was built last stood above water more than 11,000 years ago.
In January , Indian marine scientists discovered what may be the more extensive remains of two ancient cities in the Gulf of Cambay.
[NP] But for the first time, a large campsite has been uncovered that proves people moved through the area when ice still covered parts of the province.
[NP] 'We have individual finds and that's how we knew people were here,' said Brent Suttie, archaeologist in charge of the site.
From around 550 BCE, many independent kingdoms and republics known as the Mahajanapadas were established across the country. [....]" [Based on: - [T. - 12/15/08]*Trivia: "[....] At the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka humans lived throughout the Upper Paleolithic (10th to 8th millennia BC), revealing cave paintings dating to ca. The ensuing increase in food resources made possible a spectacular growth of human population between 80 B. It also required cooperative effort, particularly after the introduction of irrigation led to the establishment of settled organized societies, at first in villages and later in towns and cities, and the development of new technologies, social systems and ideologies." [Based on: Compact History Of The World, edited by Geoffrey Parker, copyright 2003, pp.