It is not beyond the bounds of possibility,
that a technologically advanced people
could live more simply
than their technology insists…
But outside the realms of science fiction writing
it is highly unlikely.
The Ancients present us with just such a conundrum.
Apart from the stones themselves,
the archaeological remains
speak of ‘low-level’ subsistence.
The stones and their construction
are anything but low-level,
being at the very least
incredibly accurate chronometers
which purposefully track the heavenly bodies
and quite possibly a lot more besides.
One way out of the conundrum
would be to posit two separate peoples
which we might want to call the ‘designers’
and the ‘builders’.
But this immediately presents us
with a whole host of equally insurmountable problems.
How and why did the two peoples
live in harmony together?
Where did the ‘designers’ come from?
And where, eventually, did they go?