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History of Central Orient

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The term "Central Orient" defines itself as a region of the Oriental subcontinent containing countries such as Orioni, Kotowari, Tamurin, Mekabiri, Mahana and Namdatka. The region also goes by other names historically such as the Kotowaran subcontinent[1] or the Menelassar Bay region[2]. The region's history is heavily intertwined with other countries outside the region, such as colonial powers from Argis and Aurelia. Central Orient has historically had powers in Tamurin and Kotowari, which both had holdings over the rest of the region.

Timeline

Prehistoric Orient (Before c.3300 BCE)

Paleolithic

A map of the basic early Oriental migration .

Reviews of archaeological evidence have suggested that occupation of the subcontinent by hominins was sporadic until approximately 700,000 years ago, and was geographically widespread by approximately 250,000 years before the present, from which point onward, archaeological evidence of proto-human presence is widely mentioned. Modern humans began migrating to the central Oriental region from Amutia and Azania with the earliest appearing in modern-day Mahana and Namdatka around 70,000 years ago. Evidence suggests that some then migrated into Kotowari and Mekabiri at around 65,000 years ago, and finally from Mekabiri into Tamurin around 60,000 years ago. This dating is assumed by the discovery of a known presence of Homo Erectus in Mahana and Namdatka.

According to a historical demographer of Central Orient, Murugaverl Thajeev:

Modern human beings—Homo sapiens—originated in Azania. Then, intermittently, sometime between 60,000 and 80,000 years ago, tiny groups of them began to enter the south-west of the Kotowaran subcontinent. It seems likely that initially, they came by way of the coast. ... it is virtually certain that there were Homo sapiens in the subcontinent 55,000 years ago, even though the earliest fossils that have been found of them date to only about 30,000 years before the present.

According to human historian specialist Claire Norris:

Y-Chromosome and Mt-DNA data support the colonization of Central Orient by modern humans, originating in Azania. ... Coalescence dates for most non-European populations average to between 73–55 ka.

Orioni's first evidence of humans derives from Marenesia rather than Azania like the rest of the Orient, leading to the island being different to the rest of the subcontinent culturally and linguistically, with settlers arriving to the Orinese Isles as late as 8,000 BCE.

Neolithic

Settled life appeared earliest with the Ghobari Valley around 9,000 years ago. This evolved slowly into the more developed Ghobari Valley Civilisation not long after in the 6th millennium BCE, modern day Mahana. In and around the same time a fishing culture emerged in Mekabiri's southern and eastern coasts, which also spread to Tamurin.

Ghobari Valley Civilisation

Agriculture began to become centralised in the Ghobari Valley Civilisation by 5,500 BCE, according to evidence in the region. This was not only one of the region's first civilisations, but also one of the first for Eurth. The civilisation based itself around the historic Ghobari Valley, which stretches through northernmost Mekabiri into Mahana. The Ghobari Valley Civilisation had a maximum extent stretching the entire river valley, up until the southernmost point of the Samripe Mountain Range. At the time the valley was fertile and humid, unlike it is today, due to the proximity to the last ice age.

Bronze Age (c. 3300 – c. 1600 BCE)

Iron Age (c. 1800 – 200 BCE)

Veyduan Period (c. 1800-1600 BCE)

Classical Period (c. 200 BCE – c. 650 CE)

Early medieval period (mid 6th c.–1200 CE)

References

  1. "The term 'Kotowaran subcontinent' is often used by the west when describing the Central Oriental Region" (PDF) Retrieved 7th August 2022
  2. "Menelassar Bay region as a term appeared during the 1700 and 1800s, when Tamur was at the forefront of Oriental powers. The term was often coined by Argisian colonisers such as Delamaria" (PDF) retrieved 7th August 2022