Original Affluent Society

The “original affluent society” is principal that the lives of hunter-gatherers are seen as embedding a sufficient degree of material comfort and security that is more affluent than current times. The theory was first put forward in a paper presented by Marshall Sahlins, at the University of Michigan, in 1966 entitled ‘Man the Hunter’. During neolithic times, it was observed that affluence is the satisfaction of wants, “which may be ‘easily satisfied’ either by producing more or desiring less.”

As we begin another 300 year cycle, amongst unprecedented weather changes and disease, kinda makes you wonder, how much is too much?

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Turkeys Neolithic Architecture

Çatalhöyük is in southern Anatolia, and existed from 7100 BC to 5700 BC. It flourished around 7000 BC. Much is located overlooking the Konya Plain, southeast of the present-day city of Konya (ancient Iconium). Approximately 140 km (87 mi) from the twin-coned volcano of Mount Hasan.
There is also a smaller settlement mound to the west and a Byzantine settlement a few hundred meters to the east.
The prehistoric settlements were abandoned before the Bronze Age.
A channel of the Çarşamba River once flowed between the settlements.
They were built on alluvial clay which made it a favorable for early agriculture.

Neolithic Home 1

About 7300 BC
Neolithic Hunters Attacking an Auroch 7300BC

Göbekli Tepe is a Neolithic architecture site near the city of Şanlıurfa in Southeastern Anatolia.
The tell or artificial mounds had heights of 15 m (50 ft) and were about 300 m (1,000 ft) in diameter. They included two phases of use, believed to be of social and ritual nature. There oldest layers date to around 9000 BCE, and younger, verified radiocarbon dating to between 8300 and 7400 BCE.

Gobekli Tepe (Potbelly Hill) Neolithic Site Turkey 9000-7000bc
Statue of Wild Boar Gobekli Tepe 9000bc
Gobekli Tepe Bull Fox Crane Art 9100-8600BC
Gobekli Tepe Piller Animal Sculpture 9000BC

What was the narrative 2.0?


Stephen Hunter novel 2010, thriller, I Sniper outlined.
A reporter, describes in novel: The narrative, is non-negotiable. Its required to learn, so that internationally, it can’t be proven wrong, and, therefor it creates axioms we can’t live or go to work without.
Its a set of assumptions the press believes is possible, without knowing so because its so powerful. There are too many of them fighting something, or post computer age, fighting to survive.