Friday, May 24, 2013

Civilization Older Than We Think

There is a massive man-made structure at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee. The speculation is it was build on land that was later submerged which would suggest that the date of the structure could be as old as the last glaciation - about 10,000 years ago.

In southeast Turkey there is a obviously man-made structure that required the labor of highly skilled stone carvers that has been dated to 12,000 years ago.
Gobekli, Turkey
The Great Sphinx in Egypt shows weathering patterns that date carving of the monolith at between 10,000 and 12,000 years ago.

Dwark, India has the remains of a city now underwater that was submerged by the rising sea 3,500 years ago and may have been build over 12,000 years ago. 

Gold mines and adjacent communities in South Africa have been discovered that have been dated to 200,000 years ago which would make them almost as old as the species Homo Sapiens.

All these dates predate what was supposed to be the beginning of human civilization. According to traditional scholars mankind at the beginning of the Holocene Era were just beginning to gather into settlements. Farming and simple structures were just starting. The most advanced people were beginning to make tools out of metal (bronze) and not just stone. Still, the communities were thought to be just a gathering of nomads and the kind of organization necessary for massive building projects were thought impossible.

And at the time that gold was being mined 150 miles east of Johannesburg mankind was supposed to be hunter-gatherers less interested in digging for useless rocks than they were in downloading songs on iTunes.

Of course, these discoveries have encouraged speculation about aliens or Atlanteans. But it does suggest that human civilization is much older than we have supposed and that there is a whole chapter of human history left undiscovered.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree that humanity is older than is thought.
There have been ancient drawings of what looks like planes tanks and other modern machines. I think a few years in the future we experiment with new energy for propulsion and at some point we try to travel a great distance in a large craft. But the power of the devices we build for propulsion aren't tuned correctly and the craft ends up traveling back through space time when the travelers of the future end up in the past they can't get back so they have to settle on an earlier earth. That would explain why such old drawings and artifact have been found that represent such futuristic vehicles for the time. Talk about travel... I think the human race unknowingly altered its own path long ago say maybe 1 million years. Maybe more..... I'm think the aliens we see with flying saucers are us from the future traveling back to check on us and make sure we don't mess things up.

Off My Chest said...

Very nice theory Anonymous. I often thought of a similar theory about time travel when I seen cave drawings of what looks like astronauts or human's in today's space suits. Would be pretty cool to go back in time and build the pyrimids just to give our desendents a good mystery to solve Ha-ha.