Anti-Geography

Geographic determinism underwrote the rise of Ancient Greece but when did borders stop holding back nations?

Evidence for Aboriginal Australians timestamps their emergence around 60,000 years ago. Despite this head-start on many other societies, Aboriginals never domesticated animals or farmed.

Animals were the non-mechanised workers that extended the reach of a worker before societies began tuning metals for tools. So important were domesticated animals, that philologists have found “wealth” to have begun…