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On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 12:36 AM, Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The question is, how do I decide which age a word belongs to? Clearly
> "water" is earlier than "Internet", but does "wagon/cart" come before or
> after "king/emperor"?
>

Just decide which causes the other, and you're set, at least on that
particular question.
Carts/wagons doesn't necessarily imply either wheels (in a broad sense) or
draft animals.
Kings/emperors do imply a fairly high degree of culture and stationary
population size.

stevo

>
> --gary
>
> On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM, MorphemeAddict <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>
> > > I guess I should start with a book that gives a good overview of
> everyday
> > > life in the stone age. Any ideas on how to go about arranging words
> > > chronologically by age?
> > >
> >
> > Maybe I don't understand your question, but if I do, just start with 1
> for
> > the first age, and add 1 for each successive age. Then sort by age
> number.
> >
> > stevo
> >
> > >
> > > --gary
> > >
> >
>