The true origins of the obscure culture called Llhuros are unknown. Until the anthropological historians have disentangled legend from fact and meshed their philosophical interpretations with the comparative study of scientifically certified data into an incontrovertible synthesis, it will remain so. Our ever-increasing exploration and knowledge will, we hope, one day produce a clearly delineated and sharply focused picture. Meanwhile, the compiler, who does not recognize it to be his task to establish an origin or synthesis, feels it is not premature to present tangible evidence of the existence of that culture. But, in assembling the material for this presentation from many sources, public and private, here and abroad, he has met with innumerable pitfalls, contradictions, and confusions. Therefore, he wishes to dispel the haze of time for the viewer by giving some idea of how the major divisions in the Llhuroscian civilization were determined. It is for this purpose that the following observations of the English anthropologist, Brent Colburn Towle, curator of the Department of Llhuroscian Antiquities of the British Museum, are quoted:
There is a danger of over-theorizing in attempting to present a chronological survey of the relatively unknown civilization called Llhuros. The earliest written reference to its existence is by the Tyrsenoian historian, Nim-Bu-Tann the Elder, who wrote:
No time can be established by this anecdote, obviously, and still it is our only historical reference to a sea which may have been the glacial lake of Lydia. This supposition is founded on the meager evidence but amazing similarity of Llhuroscian and Lydian bullae (pendants of necklaces which often served as perfume containers).