Reply To: Lecture 1: Agriculture and Civilization


Thanks Dr. J. I find this topic of early civilization fascinating. I’m now getting a clear picture of when civilizations arose in the time-line.

According to this[1], agriculture in Egypt started about 8000BC and the primary crop was wheat which today we know to be toxic[2]. It seems odd that people say Egypt started about 3000BC, I doubt it would take five millenia to start a civilization.

I have heard that the Hebrew text which says Adam and Eve lived around 6000BC is why people say that Egypt starts at 3000BC. So I’m a little sceptical of the dates given.

Anyway, thanks again for the responses.