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…