"...didn't expect to see lively debate on the specifics of the Chaldean arrival in Mesopotamia and its impact on Sumerian culture in the "On-The-Horizon Technology" thread."
It's a bit like assuming that the Norman Conquest had an impact on Romano-British culture... The distance in time is similar, though there was a little more cultural continuity in Mesopotamia.
"Isn't the internet wonderful?"
Sturgeon's Second Law often applies. 8-)
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