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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Expanded Definitions: Prehistory & Prehistoric Context And So Continues The Meaning Of Life & Existence (Part 3)

Read Part 1 - ”All Ways To Communicate Begin With Definition & Context And So Begins The Meaning Of Life & Existence" (Part 1)

The amount of history that has taken place in the entirety of time is greater than the most recent 5,000 years. Yet, most history has been labeled “prehistory.”

Unacceptable But Commonly Used Definitions Of Prehistory

* History of humans before recorded history.
* Before culture, civilization, cities, writing and culture.
* Only when there is archaeological evidence.
* When myths, folk songs and folk tales were created.
* Before we know the actual names of individuals and the actual words of the stories they told.
* Prehistory ended when written historical records become a useful academic resource. This varies from region to region. In [Kemet]Egypt it is generally accepted that prehistory ended around 3200 BCE whereas in New Guinea it is 1900[CE].

All of the above make history dependent upon human presence or awareness. It also makes some history seem primitive. When the history of anything and anyone is seen as primitive it is usually thought of as being of lesser value and lesser usefulness. It makes us believe humans had lesser abilities. When humans are labeled under “prehistory,” they are seen as ignorant, inferior, pagan, nomadic hut dwellers. When this happens, humans and other life forms are more easily treated as not worthy of respect because considering someone as “primitive” is just a short step from considering them as “savages” and from not respecting their inherent rights.

Detailed Response To The Above

Prehistory Does NOT Mean Bullets One Or Two

Per Bradshaw Foundation:“... Africans were fully modern, singing, dancing, painting humans long before they came out of their home continent” during the second migration” in 83,000 BCE. All of this means culture and civilization had moved beyond trying to figure out food, shelter and clothing. It also means language, communication and agriculture were present.
Since humans were “fully modern” “long before” 83,000 BCE, is it reasonable to believe it took humans another 80,000 years to learn how to write a language by which to communicate and preserve knowledge and transfer it and teach it? Especially since they were already practicing language and culture and art by singing, dancing and painting “long before” 83,000 BCE. Let us not forget, by 77,000 BCE, these humans had developed the Adams Calendar.

Most of Alkebu-lan (African) history greatness is lavished on Kemet but Kush (Nubia or Ethiopia) civilization existed thousands of years before Kemet. High culture “civilization” in Kemet reached its zenith before the first dynasty with the help of indigenous people from all over Alkebu-lan.(1). Kush gave birth to Kemet.

High culture also existed in Zimbabwe and other parts of the Monomotapa Empire equal to Kemet's before Kemet's first dynasty. (2) In fact, all of the elements of civilization first began in Alkebu-lan, including religion, art, music, science, government, mining, writing, literature, poetry, philosophy, proverbs, universities, mathematics, architecture, astronomy, metaphysics, medicine, engineering, agriculture, the green movement, organic gardening, herbal medicine, acupuncture, martial arts, shipbuilding, sea navigation and more. All of this occurred during so-called “prehistory.”

Prehistory Does NOT Mean Bullets Three Or Five

Life is filled with discovery. All of the sciences continue to find things out. Did these things exist before we discovered them? Were they a part of history before we knew? Yes and yes.

Thus, to continue believing, in order for history to exist, it must be verified by humans, is to assume no tree has fallen in the forest until you find it or hear it make a sound.

Expanded & Corrected Definition

The “Unacceptable But Commonly Used Definitions” in the first section above don't even consider the history of Universe & Earth as viable living beings worthy of consideration and having their own histories.

We already know the natural world records its histories in carbon, rocks, layers of soil, in the rings of trees and in the DNA genetics of stars, solar systems, galaxies, black holes, black matter and so on.

Taking all this into consideration, there are simply three major history categories:
1. History of Universe & Earth before any form of Humans
(a) (falsely labeled as Prehistory and includes the time of the dinosaurs)
2. History of Universe & Earth & All Early Forms of Humans
(a) (falsely labeled as Prehistory)
3. History of Universe & Earth & Homo Sapiens (400,000 BCE to present)
(a) (most is falsely labeled as Prehistory from 400,000 BCE to 3,200 BCE)
(b) (includes advanced civilizations tens of thousands of years old)

Prehistory Does NOT Mean Bullets One Through Six

Any event, human or not, is a part of history. Just because humans have yet to learn to read all the signs of all languages, especially those of the natural world, does not mean there is no record of history.
The bottom line: There is no prehistory.
The use of the term “prehistory” is inaccurate and therefore creates a misleading and harmful context when studying the history of Universe, Earth and humans.

The term “prehistory” is an attempt to create mythical notions in the most formative of places – the minds of children. (See Bullet Four) The world's children are having a hard time escaping the real impact of this myth because it is written into their textbooks and repeated throughout society in various forms. As a result, our children suffer from mental and spiritual malnutrition.

The more accurate our historical context the better our chances for improving the lives of children all over the world and helping them find the meaning of life & existence. Mental intelligence seeks this by using spiritual intelligence as its guide. Ashe.

Read Part 4 - Overall History Context & Human Rights Violations And So Continues The Meaning Of Life & Existence (Part 4)

Notes: (1a) Ben-Jochannan, Yosef, Dr., “Africa: Mother of Western Civilization (African-American Heritage Series),” (1997), p. 156, and (1b) Levi, Josef Ben, ”The Intellectual Warfare of Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers and the Battle for Ancient Nubia as a Foundational Paradigm in Africana Studies: Thoughts and Reflections, (June 2012) The Journal of Pan African Studies, vol.5, no.4, p. 178-193.
(2) Ben-Jochannan, p. 156.

1 comment:

  1. the power of definition is very real, who decides what a word means and what is it's preferred usage?

    the power of words and names is huge in our daily lives a power we often overlook as those terms define our reality then we are left to interpret while also interacting on someones pre-set agenda. thanks for the broadened context that we can start to view life through.
    jerry s.


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