Monday Oct 11, 2021

9: Late Neolithic daily life: farming, herding, cooking, weaving, & brewing, 7000-5300 BCE (Inanna & Dumuzi, part 3)

(Re-recorded as of December 18, 2022)

Guests: Kirra, Victoria

First: Dumuzi, doomed by his wife Inanna to spend the rest of his life in the underworld, has a prophetic dream, and his sister Geshtinanna helps him interpret it. Can she save him from the galla-demons?

Then, we take a look at the entire Near East throughout the Pottery Neolithic, with a focus on the Halaf period (6250-5300 BCE), the period directly following the peak of the 8.2 kiloyear event.

Then, a day in the life of a Halaf-period villager, in a fictional median village somewhere in northern Mesopotamia during the early 6th millennium BCE. We talk about herding, agriculture, textiles, cooking, & brewing beer.

Finally, we finish this three-episode arc about Inanna & the underworld. Can she reach an understanding with the galla-demons that allows her to spend 100% of her time outside hell? How does this new arrangement affect her in-laws?

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