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§Of World Interest
The estimated population of the World is between 5 and 10 million people.
Paleobotanical samples were analysed by Willem van Zeist who concluded that Emmer wheat and hard wheat had been cultivated since the earliest Neolithic stage at El Kowm I dating to c. 6300 BC
Late glacial period and beginning of modern climate conditions.
The Indus Valley Tradition: Early food producing era.
§Anatolia (modern Turkey)
One of the world's first known human settlements circa 6500 B.C. at Çatalhöyük
6500: Rig Veda verses (e.g., 1.117.22, 1.116.12, 188.8.131.52) say winter solstice begins in Aries (according to Dr. D. Frawley), indicating the antiquity of this section of the Vedas.
The Kurile lake caldera was formed by two large volcanic explosions, one 41,500 radiocarbon years ago and the other around 6440 BCE.
- Ancient Europe, A Survey by Stuart Piggot, Aldine Publishing Co. 1965