An interesting look at one particular aspect of Ubaid culture, one principally found on the western shore of the Persian Gulf. While the Ubaid people have their predecessors, it was they who appear to have first occupied southern Mesopotamia near to the gulf. Among many innovations, such as their irrigation canals, were reed boats.
As Paul Ratner at Big Think puts it, “Patrick McGovern, a biomolecular archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania, has one of the coolest jobs in the world.”
Yes. Yes he does. (more…)
Another wonderfully executed video. 90 minutes collapsed to less than 5, ending millions of years of evolution for some, kickstarting the next round for others.
An excellent visualization!