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101. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... ,000 years ago and people were not thought to have reached Cyprus until around 8,000 years ago but a rock shelter containing bones and stone tools together has now been dated to 10,500 years ago. Modern mammoths survived on an island in the Arctic Ocean until 4,000 years ago, although, as island species often do, they had evolved to be very much smaller than usual. Interestingly, when contact was first made with indigenous tribes in northeast Siberia about 100 years ago, one tribe had well preserved mammoth skins and quantities of ivory. They were also able to describe the appearance and behaviour of the large beasts believed to have been extinct for at least 10,000 years. Is it possible that the species still survives? There are parallels with Bushman descriptions of 'Brontosaurus' still alive and well in Africa. A long float New Scientist 27.3.93, p. 6 Eggs from a flightless bird of Madagascar, extinct for the last 300 years, have been found in western Australia, 6,000km away. One was a kilometre ...
102. A New Theory of Celtic Festivals [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... never glaciated. These phenomena still remain unexplained [31. If Stone Age humans penetrated the unglaciated areas of the far north during one of the warmer periods of the Pleistocene, then some archaeological traces could remain to this day. Charles H. Hapgood quotes the following reference from the November 1968 issue of the Soviet publication Sputnik: 'Archaeologists have discovered traces of a Stone Age settlement on the Novosibirsk Islands (New Siberian Islands)... They have found bone implements and arrowheads, as well as needles and axes skilfully fashioned from mammoth tusks. Spitzbergen was once inhabited, too. Proof of this can be seen in the fragments of prehistoric cliff drawings found near the present-day settlement of Ny Alesund. On the rock face are well-preserved incised outlines of whales and deer...'[32 Spitzbergen is some 80 North latitude; only the tip of Greenland lies nearer the Pole. These early hunters would have been compellingly aware of, and certainly over-awed by, the unique astronomical phenomena of the Arctic region. Astronomy and the Celtic Festivals The special features of ...
103. Forum Part Two [SIS C&C Review $]
... Judaism and Islam and the decline of the Roman Empire to cosmic catastrophes. Regarding chronology, however, Hoyle is far more pessimistic than Clube. Instead of Clube's 2500-year cycle of catastrophe, Hoyle believes 'that the comet in question has a period of 1600 years', thus predicting the 'next strike, probably with reduced intensity' for ~2100 [47. Sir Fred Hoyle's chronology according to an impact period of 1600 years: 10,700 BC Strike of major bolide ends Ice Age 9,100 BC Lesser impacts produce extinction of mammoth 7,500 BC 2nd large bolide strike confirms end of Ice Age 5,900 BC Metals smelted naturally 4,300 BC Metals smelted naturally. Beginning of Homeric religions 2,700 BC End of Egyptian Old Dynasty. Pyramid construction starts shortly thereafter 1,100 BC Origin of Judaism 500 AD Decline of Roman Empire. Origin of Islam 2,100 AD Next strike, probably with reduced intensity Sir Fred's claim prompts us to consider the 4th hypothesis: 4. Either metal smelting and the building of pyramids originated simultaneously all ...
104. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... fallout of impact-generated nitric acid. All the major fragments appear to have landed in oceans, with minor pieces on land. Tektites with an age of about 10,000 years have been found in southern Australia and Vietnam- about the same time as a maximum in acid fallout was recorded in the Greenland ice. German sub-fossil oaks from this time show a peak of C14, which would occur as a result of increased radiation due to destruction of the ozone layer. Perhaps, not coincidentally, the C14 date of the youngest discovered mammoth in Siberia was also the same age. Oceanic impacts would give rise to flood waves as high as the ocean was deep at the point of impact, which could flood continents far into their interiors. Torrential rainfall would also occur. Once the initial wintry conditions caused by all the dust in the atmosphere had passed, the amount of greenhouse gases would be likely to warm the world up, a phenomenon observed in pollen analysis, the warm period lasting until around 5,000 years ago. About a dozen scientists wrote to ...
105. Planet in Crisis: the Earth's Last 12,000 Years [SIS C&C Review $]
... or series of events resulting in characteristics as profound as these would almost certainly have to involve some influential outside agency. In other words Earth would need to be subjected to some powerful extraterrestrial force- a force severe enough to rupture its previous internal mechanism without actually destroying it. Down the centuries precisely such a source has been repeatedly advocated to account for traditionally catastrophic events like Noah's Deluge, the loss of a primaeval Golden Age, the advent and also the demise of the Ice Age, the sudden refrigeration of the Siberian/Alaskan mammoth fauna and even the foundering of legendary realms such as Atlantis, Lyonesse, etc. [126-135. Variously identified as a great comet, an asteroid, an itinerant star, a massive meteor swarm, or a former moon- dated, equally variously, from as long ago as 25,000BC to as recently as just a few centuries before the birth of Christ- none of these agents, except the stellar candidate, seemingly possess the capacity to affect Earth to the degree that field evidence and geophysical theory demand. Nevertheless ...
106. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... . Mining matters Earthwatch Institute 25th anniv. issue, 1998, pp. 112, 122 During the Iron Age, from 600 to 150BC, Cyprus was the prized Copper Island of the Mediterranean. A very pure ore mined at Almyras was the island's chief export, at the price of massive deforestation to obtain fuel for the furnaces. This led to erosion and land degradation which is still apparent today. In North America, even earlier (starting around 4,000 years ago) Native Americans mined gypsum from deep within the huge Mammoth cave in Kentucky. The gypsum was probably used as a paint base, being perceived as having magical powers, and was part of a huge trade network. Reality of the mythical Dragon ships Scientific American Feb. 98, pp. 46-53 Sceptical scholars dismissed the descriptions of huge Viking longships in the Norse sagas as mythical, but the discovery of a Viking longship near Copenhagen justifies the sagas. It is the longest ever found, being 35 metres long, and has been tree ring dated to 1025AD. Fleets of these long ...
107. Society News [SIS C&C Review $]
... the last 'ice age' and 3000BC, when the Sahara became dry and they must have been made by people with surveying and navigation skills. Alasdair was not prepared to offer any explanations, leaving his audience to ponder on all these anomalies which indicated that Earth had suffered at least one major catastrophe in the historical past and that people had been able to record the planet before it happened. It was pointed out that those who scoff at theories of crustal displacement still have no alternative sensible explanation for the evidence of the thousands of mammoth remains frozen and buried at a latitude they could not have survived in. Alasdair's presentation was neatly rounded off by Eric Cooley auctioning off, for Society funds, a replica Piri Re'is map he had purchased in Istanbul. After a short break, Trevor Palmer led us through the history of ideas on human evolution, showing that, just as astronomers are beginning to take a more catastrophic approach to their subject, so biologists are beginning to forsake gradualism in favour of erratic processes. The main problem with deciphering human evolution has been ...
108. Thiele's Assyrian Reliance [SIS C&C Review $]
... result of Thiele's chronological contortions is to have Pekah rule elsewhere and to distort the period allocated to Uzziah. If Hoshea is redated, so must Tiglath Pileser. Aligning Tiglath Pileser III with a re-dated Hoshea causes Tiglath Pileser, and those conventionally contemporary with him, to move chronologically. The question of whether Menahem and Azariah/Uzziah could ever be contemporary with Tiglath Pileser III is then considered, along with the question of who PUL might have been. This article follows from my article about the Limmu lists [1. In his mammoth effort of scholarship The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings, Thiele [2 was obliged to accept the prevailing dicta of the Assyriologists. Thiele had at his disposal what I consider to be the gold standard of Biblical Chronology. That he chose to cease using it is confirmed by his statement that 'Hoshea clearly was gone by the time that Hezekiah became king' [3. The Bible has three instances of correlation with these two kings. Year 3 of Hoshea saw the beginning of the reign of Hezekiah [4, whilst years ...
109. Recent Developments in Near Eastern Archaeology [SIS C&C Review $]
... Hezekiah?' (Biblica 80 (1999) pp. 360-390) but this time dated to 712 and 701 BC. Miscellaneous Dominique Collon of the British Museum, writing in the BANEA Newsletter (British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology) No. 13 (July 2000) p. 8, mentions that both the B.M. and the Louvre are actively interested in the 'ultra-low' Middle Bronze Mesopotamian chronology of Gasche et al (see C&CR 1998:2 pp. 36-7). Prof. J. D. Hawkins' mammoth three part Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions, Vol.1: Inscriptions of the Iron Age is at last available, although not fully up to date after about 10 years in the publishing process (Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2000, price believed to be astronomical). This should greatly facilitate research on the Hittites. A newly published rock inscription of Sargon II dated to 706 BC mentions the 25th Dynasty Nubian ruler Shebitku (Orientalia 1999 pp. 31-60). This date is 4 years earlier than the supposed start of Shebitku's reign ...
110. Chapter VII: The Earth [The Age of Velikovsky] [The Age of Velikovsky] [Books]
... journals contain some fact and some opinion, and none is 100% correct about either. Sullivan again assured me that everything is explained in his book, so there is no need for orbital changes. Sullivan may believe that anyone can satisfy himself about all past events by reading his book, but a review of more objective scientific literature demonstrates that all odd geologic formations cannot be explained by invoking plate tectonics. (In our conversation and in his book, Sullivan also claimed that there was absolutely nothing unusual about the demise of any mammoth. Although catastrophists as well as uniformitarians entertain certain common misconceptions about the mammoths, not all of the evidence is explainable by uniformity. For those interested in investigating both sides of this issue, Cardona has written an excellent review article.) 14 For a number of years, Ager has taught geology, mainly uniformitarian style, at the University College of Swansea in Wales. In 1973 he published a book on The Nature of the Stratigraphical Record. He discusses plate tectonics and other drift ideas, but he also gives some anti-drift ...
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