The time dating
2900 BC, interrupts the continuity of settlement, extending as far north as the city of Kish.
Polychrome pottery from the Jemdet Nasr period (3000–2900 BC) was discovered immediately below the Shuruppak flood stratum.
The resulting data, in the form of a calibration curve, is now used to convert a given measurement of radiocarbon in a sample into an estimate of the sample's calendar age.
Once these cultures developed calendars, many began to ponder the question of precisely how long ago this event happened.
The standard ancient Sumerian King List (WB 444) lists various mythical antediluvian kings and gives them reigns of several tens of thousands of years.
A friend who'd once said to me, I'm half-Korean, too. They had the same color eyes, the same twinkle, too, and while K___ was six foot four, about six inches taller than my friend, they could have been brothers. I'm the oldest male in my generation, the 42nd, and by Korean tradition, we are given them.
In retrospect I should have guessed: He reminded me of a friend from college who had studied Chinese and Korean, practiced Chinese calligraphy, trained in tae kwon do, and dated Korean women almost exclusively.