This is a small bookshelf of readings still to be gone over, but seem to hold much promise. I am recently at this material and use this blog / this page for note taking and reminders. I do try to substantiate material in the pages and blogs as I write, but the material I appreciate far exceeds this.
I expect my lib to be updated as I move along. When it makes sense, I will have sections to group the readings somewhat.
I have in recent years rediscovered Asia Minor, as I come to know what a pivitol role it played from the earliest to the most current civilizations.
In looking for material, I see that research and writing in these areas are numerous. Yet there is so much history spanning millennia that it is far from complete. I also see that there has been quite a bit of research, discovery and restoration in recent years, expanding the body of knowledge. In the spirit of keeping this excitement going, I read and collect.
The current research is revealing new understandings of ancient civilizations such as the Hittites, Lelegians, Luwians, Carians, Ionians as well as even more ancient, neolithic and unnamed cultures represented by various sites.
Anatolia – The Craddle of Civilization great article, great resource blog (added 10/2017)
Stone Age Religion at Gobekli Tepe (2013) – Karl W. Luckert – Goodreads
Göbekli Tepe – great resource site for photos, descriptions, and links to other sources
History Of Myndos one entry of many on Turcom blog discussing multiple ancient sites in Anatolia
Andrew Collins blog – enthusiast of ancient Anatolia
Karahan Tepe, Turkey article by Hugh Newman
Müsgebi-Bodrum – Mycenaean chamber tombs were found in this region, as far back as 15th century BCE
Arzawa, by Susanne Heinhold-Krahmer (1977); The Luwians, edited by H. Craig Melchert (2003); and Luwian Identities, edited by Alice Mouton and others (2013).
A History of Discoveries at Halicarnassus, Cnidus & Branchidæ, Volume 1 By Charles Thomas Newton, Richard Popplewell
Dienekes’ Anthropology blog a prolific blog rich with references to published anthropological studies.
Why prairies matter and lawns don’t
In this particular section, I place readings that discuss the development and advancement of human culture in the 21st century. The premise of this blog is that the 21st century is a crucial time in the history of humans, and of life itself on this planet. Humans must make the adaptations to save themselves, and by extension, their fellow lifeforms on this planet.
MAKING LIFE MULTIPLANETARY (SpaceX leads the way in a new generation of space enthusiasm)
first posted 2017-11-22 last updated 2017-11-22