Researchers probing the ocean bottom have found 18-story-high towers of stone deep in the ocean near a section of volcanic fault ridges that extend for 6,200 miles along the Atlantic Ocean floor."9,000 B. - Jericho Settlement - "This city, located near a permanent spring a few miles west of the Jordan River was excavated by Kathleen Kenyon. Manfred Heun of the Agricultural University of Norway, along with Norwegian, German, and Italian colleagues, examined the DNA of 68 lines of cultivated einkorn (Triticum monococcum monococcum), 194 lines of wild einkorn (T. boeoticum) from nine geographical regions within the Fertile Crescent, and nine lines of a weedy einkorn (T. aegilopoides) found in the Balkans." - Fig Cultivation / Middle East - "[....] In the Middle East, figs were domesticated 11,400 years ago. In the New World, corn was being cultivated 9,000 years ago. Some scholars have proposed that the Sumerians came by ship, landing on the north shore of the Persian Gulf.' " 8,000 B. - Florida Indians - "Florida's Aucilla River is yielding evidence of the adaptability of Paleoindians to their changing environment at the end of the Pleistocene, 10,000 years ago.
These cultural developments from the Archaic (ca.9,500- 4000 years ago) through the Formative Period (ca.
3200-2000 years ago) attest to a long period of economic and social intensification, a trend that is common throughout the world.
[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.
In this 7,000 year span, we see the first colonization of the altiplano, the settling of permanent villages, and the rise of chiefly societies that formed the basis of Tiwanaku, one of the high civilizations of the New World.
Dating of squash seeds from a cave in Oaxaca, Mexico, has confirmed that plant domestication in the Americas began some 10,000 years ago. These are: Pluto [250 years], Neptune [165 years], Uranus [84 years], Saturn [28 years] and Jupiter [12 years]." - Wiki Trivia - "In the 8th millennium BC, agriculture became widely practised in the Fertile Crescent and Anatolia. Decline of Indus and Saraswati Civilization - 2200-1900 BC; 6. Period of evolution of syncretic Hindu culture - 1400-250 BC [....] 8,000 B. - Bog Bodies - "Over the past centuries, remains of many hundreds of people - men, women, and children - have come to light during peat cutting activities in northwestern Europe, especially in Ireland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, northern Germany, and Denmark. / Cyprus - "[....] Cyprus, the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, is thought to have been first settled around 8,800 B. [....]" [Based on: article: (Cyprus Digs Reveal First Settlements May Be Older Than Thought) by Paul Tugwell - Last Updated: July 22, 2009 EDT] - Neptune-Pluto Conjunction - "There are five major planets with average cycles of motion relevant to the study of history. Development of Saraswati-Indus Civilization - 3000-2200 BC; 5.The site spans an area of about 25 square kilometres, 35 metres deep, which, until as late as 6,900 years ago, was entirely above water.About 2,000 possibly man-made artifacts have been dredged and carbon-dated from 8,500 to 9,500 years old."*Trivia: "Stone Age rock shelters with paintings at the Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh are the earliest known traces of human life in India.[NP] The invention of agriculture some 10,000 years ago disrupted these ancient soil-building processes.