RE: [ANE-2] Mesopotamia's civilization came from Armenia
- It has been long known that metallurgy's roots are in the mountains that
actually held the ores. Ur is not exactly in mining territory & Pu-abi's
gold had to come from somewhere else. The Caucasus region has
long-documented trade ties with the Land Between the Rivers, but to
attribute all Mesopotamian culture to a modern language/ethnic group
and/or modern nation-state is just what you do to secure funding.
Unfortunately it also warps the general understanding of archaeology as
It is notable that the context of the equid bones was not noted, nor was
the species. (That they were domesticated horse is an assumption.) The
presence of a notable amount of bones suggests that the
equids/horses/tarpan were eaten, not ridden. In most of Mesopotamia
horses were an elite, high-status animal, so there are not a lot of
horse bones laying around most sites.
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Sent: Monday, July 05, 2010 4:41 PM
Subject: [ANE-2] Mesopotamia's civilization came from Armenia
Unique discoveries revealed as a result of excavations at Shengavit
(4000-3000 B.C.) confirm that Armenia is the motherland of metallurgy,
jeweler's art, wine-making and horse breeding...
Professor Rothman added:
For his part, Mitchell S. Rothman, a Professor of Anthropology and
Archaeology and founder of the Anthropology Department at Widener
University in Chester, Pennsylvania, said that all the discoveries
prove that around 6,000 years ago the culture of Shengavit has spread
over the ancient world. "All that was known in Mesopotamia came from
Armenia. Armenia is the absent fragment in the entire mosaics of the
ancient world's civilizations construction. Shengavit has supplemented
the lacking chains, that we had been facing while studying the ancient
culture of Mesopotamia," concluded Rothman.
The full article can be found here:
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