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978-0-7538-0679-1 / 9780753806791

Eden in the East: The Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia

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Publisher:Orion Publishing

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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This book completetly changes the established and conventional view of prehistory by relocating the Lost Edenthe world's first civilisationto Southeast Asia. At the end of the Ice Age, Southeast Asia formed a continent twice the size of India, which included Indochina, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Borneo. In Eden in the East, Stephen Oppenheimer puts forward the astonishing argument that here in southeast Asiarather than in Mesopotamia where it is usually placedwas the lost civilization that fertilized the Great cultures of the Middle East 6,000 years ago. He produces evidence from ethnography, archaeology, oceanography, creation stories, myths, linguistics, and DNA analysis to argue that this founding civilization was destroyed by a catastrophic flood, caused by a rapid rise in the sea level at the end of the last ice age.

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