have been found in caves interlayered with Neanderthal remains dating back to about 100,000 years but no signs of a complex Cro Magnon civilzation have been found prior to the Sumerians in Mesopotamia.
The appearance of domesticated grains and livestock have been traced to an area known as "the fertile crescent" in the Middle East. What's strange is that the crescent was in the mountains, not the deeply silted Mesopotamian plain that later became such a cornucopia. One theory is that this was where Noah and his descendants settled as the waters receded. The lower plains were too soggy (and maybe too salty) for ages yet. The Sumerian manuscripts say the Anunnaki created the domestic grains and livestock.
Sitchin says the opulent Sumerian cities that existed for hundreds of millennia on the Mesopotamian plain were destroyed and/or buried under the massive deposits left by the Great Flood. Reportedly traces of their ancient mines exist in South Africa, where modern prospectors have learned to spot them and search the sites for remaining veins of ore. Also one Middle Eastern stone construction was claimed to predate the flood, possibly surviving due to its huge blocks of stone, three of which are several hundred tons each.
Humans would have lived alongside the Sumerian Anunnaki "gods" in their antediluvian cities for 200,000 years or more according to the Sumerian writings, much of that time as slave possessions of the Anunnaki. Maybe one of their antediluvian cities was not destroyed, just deeply buried, and will someday be excavated.
Whether the Anunnaki were really alien may be settled soon by "ancient DNA" tests done on the preserved remains an "extraordinarily important" woman found entombed in ancient Ur that Sitchin thought might be one of the Anunnaki. BTW, Ur survives in our language from those times as urban, suburban, and urbane.
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