This is the second Part of “Where is the Tower of Babel Today? – Dr. Douglas Petrovich” So let’s start with most of the severed rim bowls have fingerprints indicating that they were made by hand. And there are other important artifacts like this two-month jar. And these spout jars come in larger – smaller versions – but in larger form, spout jars are also for diagnostic purposes. Actually for the Middle Uruk period. And in the Late Uruk period, for larger people with jars of beer, they would tilt and lower the taps to prevent air and cause the beer to spoil. And then we have these important administrative pills – these clay tablets – which really herald writings. And the Late Uruk period was actually the moment before writing the beginning of the language. This is why when we actually start writing or developing a human to produce symbols to start writing. Ok OK.
And it all started with clay tablets representing the number of sheep, goats, and other things. And it developed from this post itself. Doug, how is this all happening, how do we see these artifacts that fit our view after the Tower of Babel? Does it connect here? So. Because all these clinical forms of pottery and material culture – they are found in the Near East as the people of Eridu expanded east, south, north, and they knew everything, especially the west side, To Israel. And Egypt. And there we find the same sort of slime rim bowl. We find four-mouth jars. We found the bricks of Remchen.
We explore the same monumental architecture as the three-part buildings. And we find sprouted jars in all these areas. And it is an essential remnant of this movement of people. And this expansion, known as the Uruk extension, which I connected with the Tower of Babel, I am saying that the Bible describes an event that is not only a confusion of language, but of people away from that city. There is also spread. On the other hand, Eridu City was abandoned just after the Late Uruk period and was not occupied for hundreds of years. So, all this material culture gives us a window into the events associated with the Tower of Babel. And from these works, you can see this detail. True. So are you saying that you feel so excited with this chopped-sided bowl that you help connect with these people? Ok OK.
In fact, the bowed rim bowl is one of the most diagnostic forms of pottery and material culture for all this expansion. This indicates that this group of people is leaving Eridu. Does it also help you understand that this should be a quick action? Is it because you didn’t see any change in those bowls? Yes, it shows us that in the immediate time, people literally filled their bags and left the southern Mesopotamia region. And they appear elsewhere in the ancient Near East. And unlike the earlier Ubayd expansions in relation to this expansion, the other of the two expansions that occurred in prehistoric times, the Euros expansion, is characterized by a very different mode of interaction and settlement. And let me give you some examples. First of all, we have several sites built on virgin soil.
Furthermore, wherever they were with the people, either was an attack of the community, it was already there. And they will literally destroy them and handle them. Or if they lived among them, they lived in what we call the world’s first separate life. They will live in the same environment as the original inhabitants, but next door. Do not mingle with each other and live in the same street in the same house. So now for the first time, we have evidence of having different groups of people? Ok OK. And the world’s first separated life. So, this would be evidence – or a symptom, I think – of what you would expect from those now dispersed in a different language from the Tower of Babylon and immediately a different group of people. right. So we lived a separate life because they could not mingle.
Therefore, it makes sense that they would live in different areas around the city. And the same dynamic is happening in major cities around the world, where there are many groups of people. A group of people arrives, they cannot speak the local language, and they form a community in the city which is an ethnic group of people. Doug, the language issue is very interesting. And that is not part of archeology, because you see evidence of language? What do you see in that evidence? This is absolutely critical because once the language is found in the archaeological record, we now have communication with the people of the day who tell us something about themselves.
And writing is an expression of this communication. And the clay tablets we are seeing here are an important aspect of this because they are from a transition point where written language is not yet developed. And they were on the verge of that. And there are strokes that they make on the bullets that they see and there are pictures we call pictures. And then, after the Late Uruk opening period, we see that the language probably first developed in different places in Mesopotamia, and the strokes used in these klosablets now become part of the cuneiform. We see hieroglyphs elsewhere in Egypt. This is the result of pictographs that were also part of the original pottery writing system. Doug, from what I’ve heard you say, it’s like a tongue – they’re starting to appear. Is that how you see it and does it support the genesis paradigm? This certainly supports the genesis paradigm as we see that written expression of language does not appear from anywhere. And then different languages are represented through the hieroglyphic script or other means through the cuneiform script.