"neolithic" indicates cultures whose food sources are based on hunting, gathering, and fishing, and relatively sophisticated stone tools and weapons. transitional cultures have domesticated plants and/or animals
The steppes are flat grasslands on hunting, gathering, and fishing, and relatively sophisticated stone tools and weapons.
occasionally broken by hills, rivers, lakes, and seas.
The southernmost part of Central Asia, both east and west, is desert, edged by mountain ranges. It is in the steppe, the oases of the desert, and the foothills of the mountains that cultures change most rapidly from 8000 to 2000 B.C.E.
Although in southern Central Asia the relative chronological positions of various cultures are generally clear, the
absolute chronological dates remain a matter of scholarly debate. Modern "calibrated” carbon-14 dates are up to 500 years earlier than “textbook” dates for Central Asia archeology before 2000 BCE..
US expels England
but England has
taken over India,
including what is
now Pakistan, Nepal,
Sri Lanka (Ceylon),
tomorrow their delegates will tell us.
Then World War II & Holocaust, followed by creation of UN and Israel and beginnings of the Cold War
1991 CE End of the Cold War: USSR dissolves