7000 B.P.: A simpler, more innocent time

Marching backwards, to better times: This must be...right before the executions?
Marching backwards, to better times: This must be...right before the executions?Courtesy Hysterical Bertha
It’s easy, sometimes, to get frustrated with the modern world. Society these days is confusing and violent, and it makes me yearn for humanity’s gentle youth.

7,000 years ago, for instance, would have been a refreshing time to be alive. That would be the life: living with your tribe in lush central Europe, hunting and gathering, perhaps herding cattle, being at one with nature and your fellow humans. Now and again you might run across another group of people, and you would interact in your simple, honest way—an argument might break out, one thing leads to another, and then you and the other men and children are bound with rope and struck on the left side of the head with an axe, while the women of the tribe are taken away by your executioners.

I guess this is why they call archaeology “the dismal science.”

Wait--do I have that right?

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

bert123's picture
bert123 says:

i think that its amazing how humans have evolved mentality wise. but that picture looks like the flintstones
IBI Call it what you want IBI

posted on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 11:41am
DO's picture
DO says:

Economics is often referred to as the dismal science although futile might be a better descriptor!

posted on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 1:15pm

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