While reading this I would like to raise a minor issue with this otherwise rather nice bit of conworlding - that the prior inhabitants, first millennium BP, would be epipalaeolithic seems rather odd. Given that the Tulameya just to the south had been agricultural on the garden scale for 1200+ years, I would expect Mesolithic technology like basic domestication, bows and arrows, et cetera, if not actual Neolithic agriculture. CatDoom, what do you think? thedukeofnuke (talk) 10:31, 1 April 2014 (PDT)
Hey, I'm really sorry I missed your comment a year ago, but now that I've started working on ʔuulhemoo again, I figured I should respond to it. You raise a good point, of course. As far as I can recall, I was more or less using "epipaleolithic" as a synonym for mesolithic, but in any case it would make sense for the precursors of the ʔuuleo to have some familiarity with agriculture. I've recently been doing some research on the Spring and Autumn period in China, and the "state" of Bā sounds like a decent analog for the pre-ʔuuleo culture, though they definitely smelted bronze. Despite being located in the eastern Sìchuān Basin, more or less surrounded by agricultural peoples, they seem to have relied primarily on hunting and fishing, and there's relatively little archaeological evidence of agriculture from Bā sites, and none of irrigation.
In any event, I'll make some changes with an eye toward plausibility. Thanks for the input, and sorry again that I failed to notice it for so long! (talk) 11:41, 26 August 2015 (PDT)