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221. Graham Hanock: Adjudication [SIS Internet Digest $]
... periods. In his interview, he had explained his well-worked-out view on carbon-dating, which was that it was an unreliable tool as it could only date organic material and not stone monuments. However, his detailed arguments had not been included in the programme, which had only quoted him as saying of carbon-dating "I'm not required to be encyclopaedic". This had left the false impression that he either knew nothing about carbon-dating or was unaware of research in the field. The BBC said that Mr Hancock's view was that carbon-dating evidence from megalithic sites could be ignored. It would not have helped his case had the programme used those parts of his interview where he had shown an "anti-scientific" and dismissive view of a well-established archaeological tool, whereby monuments could be dated in relation to the organic material within them. "Intellectual fraudster" Mr Hancock said that the programme had presented his person, methods and work to create the impression that he was an "intellectual fraudster" who had put forward "half-baked" theories in bad faith, and that he was incompetent ...
222. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... and many artefacts. The boats vary in design and seem to have been sunk there over a long period, the oldest dating from the late Bronze Age and the most recent from the 13th century AD. In southern France one researcher claims to have found prehistoric religious cave paintings on the summit of a mountain, associated with a naturally sculpted 'face'. Although she insists ochre pigments from the walls have been scientifically assessed, other scientists dismiss them as natural marks by lichens, or graffiti left by 2nd World War refugees. Undisputed megalithic art work has been discovered in Ireland. Spiral engravings and concentric circles covered some new stones found lining a burial chamber constructed by Neolithic people over 5,000 years ago. In England a wheel, found preserved at Flag Fen and dating from 1,000 BC, reveals the Bronze Age people to have been cleverer than previously thought and the director of the Flag Fen excavations has realized that the mass of small Bronze Age fields with hedges and ditches could have been sheep pens, indicating that there was probably a successful sheep-rearing ...
223. Four Faces of Collective Psychology [Horus $]
... are presently incorrect, do not point to early man's incapacity and generalized mental under-development, but rather to the more likely, though unorthodox, possibility that something in the environmental system of stimulus cues, something external, has changed. To suggest that a perceptual error was made is to demean our ancestors and to make them out to be far less intelligent and "conditionable" than they must have been.(1) We may grant Dr. Griffard his point, but we cannot ignore the controversy here. If primitive calendars and megaliths describe a starry sky that no longer exists, then mankind, in the short period of time he has occupied this earth stood in witness of major, global, cosmic changes and catastrophes which our more traditional scientists are only now beginning to discern and discover. Griffard's Collective Behaviorism leads us precisely to this vision of primitive and ancient monuments, and requires, as well, a reassessment of our vision of the ancient mind. If ancient astronomical records do not conform to the present natural order, Griffard suggests that the Behaviorists' ...
224. A Conversation with Barry Fell [Horus $]
... and general thesis. He was more than generous with his time and, on occasion, would digress to supply a reference or the address of a relevant authority. Some editing and some abridgement has been necessary to save space, eliminate crosstalk, etc. while preserving the mainstream. Editorial comments for clarification have been added. As the conversation began, Dr. Fell cited some recently uncovered evidence supporting his work. It came from a site in Bolivia where there was... Dr. Fell: "a big Sun-gate with megalithic features, and the archaeologists who have investigated there brought up some Phoenician beads. Have you seen those Phoenician beads? Actually they were reported in North America as early as about 1820, I think. A man called Schoolcraft- he made a big report to the American congress, a very good report which was published in an enormous book. It included illustrations and descriptions of some of the yellow and black glass beads he found in the American Indian mounds. As far as we know the Phoenicians are responsible for them. ...
225. Ancient Near Eastern Chronology: To Revise or not to Revise? [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... C14 dating be quite as erroneous as so many revisionists fervently hope and declare. I suspect conventional chronology is very nearly correct and any revision should be fairly restricted in scope-- a 100 years or so. This is quite different from earlier views expressed in C&AH several years ago which have proved to be untenable. It is perhaps biblical chronology in relation to conventional alignments that is in need of correction. Global vulcanism has not been detected, and no ash from a great world-wide upheaval, has been discovered, while megalithic monuments remain standing and ancient forests survive in sometimes exposed locations. On that basis it seems to me that the natural phenomena associated with the Exodus from Egypt has perhaps been grafted onto the storyline, (the alternative is to deny it took place). Religio-myth seems to have been attached to an historical event-- in much the same way as the cosmic myth of Romulus and Remus has been attached to the story of the foundation of Rome. We might imagine that religio-myth is also affixed to the description of the person ...
226. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... orbit. Richard Stephenson and Kevin Yau tell of how the early history of Halley's comet has been deduced from ancient Chinese observations, which were stated less accurately than medieval ones. It is clear, however, that the Chinese distinguished "bushy stars" (= tailless comets) from "broom stars" (= tailed ones). The illustration from the silk book of the 168BC Han Tomb at Mawangdui, Hunan Province, shows a series of objects which are surprisingly similar to the cup and ring and ladder markings of western European megaliths. Recent Mammoth Extinction? source: THE EGYPTIAN GAZETTE 13.9.24 Until recently, scientists have believed that the mammoth became extinct in Europe between 8000 and 13000 years ago, and was then confined to central and eastern Siberia. This belief has been refuted by the find of mammoth bones dated to 5000 years ago to the south of Arkhangelsk, according to a PRAVDA report. This apparently shows that the mammoth lived in the area throughout much of the last ice age, and poses new questions as to its mode of extinction. Mysterious ...
227. Tiahuanaco and the Delug [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... caused a world-wide deluge, effecting changes of climate and provoking earthquakes accompanied by volcanic eruptions. The "ring" left by the satellite after breaking into fragments caused a sudden drop in temperature of at least 20 degrees, which geologists recognize as "a decline" in temperature: It is evident, for example, in the discovery of frozen mammoths in the Siberian tundra. Possibly gravity-- and therefore physical weight-- was also changed on earth, and with it biological growth: this would explain the widespread construction of huge megalithic monuments as well as the presence of giants-- man and animal-- in fossil strata, tombs, and myths. According to Horbiger four moons fell on earth, producing four Ice Ages; our present moon, the fifth one, will similarly be drawn into the critical configuration of one-fifth of its present distance (380,000 kms.) and will cause the fifth cataclysm. (Remember the Aztec calendar's prediction of doomsday by earthquake!) The theory of a falling moon has recently been substantiated by Dr. ...
228. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... city of Saba to visit King Solomon, by whom she became pregnant. Her journey entailed a crossing of the Red Sea at its narrowest point and an approach to Jerusalem on camels from the Arabian side (he said the Kingdom of Saba stretched on both sides of the Red Sea). Mrs Kluitman points out that, therefore, "the Queen of Saba, or Sheba, came on camels through the Arabian part of her own kingdom towards Jerusalem, and this explains why they saw in her an ARABIAN princess." Abandoned Megaliths source: THE SCOTSMAN 2.7.85 Archaeologists excavating two stone circles dated to 2000 BC at Machrie Moor on Arran have discovered that they were set in a fertile field being used for agriculture. The site was abandoned in the Neolithic period and became covered in peat, which has preserved the Neolithic landscape complete with ploughmarks and wooden boundary poles. The stone circles had been preceded by rings of standing timbers associated with "grooved ware" (which is known from other Neolithic sites e.g. Skara Brae in Orkney). As David Fairbairn has ...
229. The Eye Goddess [Aeon Journal $]
... cult of the "Eye Goddess" was very widespread, occurring as far North as Great Britain and as far East as Mohenjodaro. [36 Of the latter examples, Dhavalikar has noted that the images "have a high antiquity in India going back to well into the latter half of the third millennium B.C." [37 Marija Gimbutas would trace the European examples back further still: "The west European Eye Goddess of France, Spain, Portugal, and Great Britain is manifested in the stelae, figurines, and amulets of megalithic cultures dating from the 5th to the 3rd millennia B.C." [38 That the Inanna-figurines from Tell Brak are analogous to those from prehistoric Europe is generally accepted. Here Gimbutas observed: "Indeed, the resemblance of figurines from the temple of Tel Brak...to stone idols of Spain and Portugal with the oculi-motif, is quite astonishing." [39 Why ancient peoples around the globe would choose to represent their beloved mother goddess by an eye or by a figurine distinguished by concentric circles or "eyes" remains unexplained to ...
230. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... . ARCHAEOLOGY Unacknowledged contacts Sourcebook Project Anomaly Register No. 3, Oct. 97, p. 1 An old reference mentions that graves in South America contain people resembling Polynesians and Papuans, and Maori stone implements and carved wooden clubs like those of the Marquesans have been found all over South America. Have these old discoveries been satisfactorily explained or just conveniently stored away in dusty corners? Lost cities The Toronto Star 12.4.98, The Daily Mail 25.4.98 An Arabian 'Stonehenge' has been discovered in Yemen. An array of 7 metre high granite megaliths, deriving from a quarry 50km away, was erected 4,500 years ago and set up with sacrificed children beneath them. There was also a cache of copper-bronze tools. In Bolivia the recent search for Atlantis did not find its objective, not surprisingly, but four 600 year old lost cities were found high in the Andes, home of mysterious Eagle Men who built beehive-like tombs. Male skeletons were arranged facing east and surrounded by sacrificed women. Other remains found were of a Tiwanaku city, the advanced civilisation which lived ...
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