Re: Cultural Geology?
So, the cavemen who lived closer to flint developed fire before those who didn't live nearby? Artesian wells up through granite and a spring is available to exploit for sales of bottled water and a town develops? Diamonds are found in a piece of ground and leads to slavery and violence.....?
Countries rich in oil and other natural resources tend to have more unequal societies, because the wealth and power tends to be concentrated in the hands of the few who own the ground in which the mineral resources lie buried.
Countries poor in natural resources must rely on work, skill, and thrift for their living, so their societies tend to encourage these.
To be honest, I haven't researched the evidence for either of these claims. But they seem to me like straightforward influences of geology on culture.
PS: Cultural geology does look like an exotic discipline to say the least. I just Googled the term. By their ranking of the most popular hits for "cultural geology"
, number five is ... your thread about it right here.