@sir why are art and war listed as two separate things
@khm art is shown as an era, world war II is shown as a specific event
This is not sexy.
@sir holy shit
@sir nice visualization!
"Civilisation", defined by first cities, should be about 5kya-7kya: https://www.ancient.eu/city/
History, defined by writing, about 5.2kya https://www.archaeology.org/issues/213-1605/features/4326-cuneiform-the-world-s-oldest-writing
A few other markers might be interesting. Vaclav Smil (Energy in World History) and Manfred Weissenbacher (Sources of Power) detail several major early transitions.
Glaciations, Toba Catastrophe, dates of early hominid finds, would be interesting also.
@sir You don't have agriculture without civilization.
@boilingsteam my definition for civilization here is deliberately organized cities with a social structure, rule of law, etc.
@sir I don't think there was ever a clear cut of a society moving from organized villages to "civilization" from one day to the next. It's a gradient rather than a move to a different category.
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