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231. Early Historic Man - Catastrophism and Calendars [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Sapiens of the old time- Neolithic man was as intelligent as we were, the only difference is that he didn't have the tools we have nowadays, but he had our intelligence and could do lots of things and have thoughts which were not always very far from those we have nowadays). It is generally accepted that prehistoric and early historic man was unable, and I underline unable, to measure the exact length of the solar year of that time. Notwithstanding the fact that on the other hand early historic man had constructed megalithic monuments (Stonehenge, among others) and that they apparently have constructed them as observatories and could even foresee solar eclipses- as you know, this needs the intervention of higher mathematics! So in one direction they were unable to measure the exact length of the year and on the other hand they were more acquainted than many people nowadays with higher mathematics and astronomy. So man, in my opinion, could perfectly in prehistoric times even when there was no writing, and in historic times when writing begins- he was perfectly ...
232. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... the BC period which is difficult to reconstruct due to dubious records. An ancient monastery in Italy has its history documented in a twelfth century chronicle, which claims a ninth century Carolingian patronage under the son of Charlemagne. Such claims are unlikely to be true and 'look more like a twelfth century historian's attempt to provide a glorious Carolingian imperial connection'. Just like some early British accounts try to establish a connection with the mythical King Arthur? ARCHAEOLOGY Older than Stonehenge Scientific American June 98, p. 18 A site of astronomically aligned megaliths has been found at Nabta, in southern Egypt's Sahara desert. They have been dated to 6000 to 65000 years old and therefore predate Stonehenge by 1000 years. They appear to accurately mark east-west and north-south directions, with a line of sight to the summer solstice horizon, and are associated with cattle remains and a rock shaped like a cow. Neolithic herdsman first arrived at Nabta around 10,000 years ago. Wheat cultivation not unique New Scientist 12.9.98, p. 22 Analysis of the genetic make-up of modern wheat indicates that ...
233. Late Pleistocene Extinctions: No Evidence for Plato's Atlantis [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... [10. Some have seen a link with Atlantis in the silver-rich states of Tartessos, situated in south-west Spain around the Guadalquivir river. Tartessos was known to the Greeks from about 650 BC, and to the Phoenicians from possibly even earlier: it seems they built their base of Cadiz adjacent to Tartessos territory [11,12. However, there is little evidence of a Tartessos civilisation, no city having yet been located. As to the earlier history of the Iberian peninsula, there is carbon-14 and thermoluminescence evidence that the first megalithic culture of Europe arose there some 6,500 years ago [13. This was initially based purely on stone tools, although later copper was used, and then bronze. Farming developed in Iberia about 8,000 years ago [13, but this is still some time short of the date of Plato's Atlantis. Many have concluded that if there really was an Atlantis, it was much smaller and more recent than Plato stated. The renowned Soviet chemist and Atlantologist, N. F. Zhirov, favours a bronze age ...
234. Society News [SIS C&C Review $]
... layers. Emmett agreed- four after the first Flood. The first of the four terminated the proto-literate period. The final Bronze Age catastrophe c. 800 BC terminated the early dynasties in Egypt and Mesopotamia and the age of human sacrifice. (For evidence see L. Woolley- Royal Cemetery at Ur.) Why did human sacrifice end in Egypt and Mesopotamia at that time? It signifies something. The final catastrophe in Mesopotamia made way for the Akkadians of Sargon the Great- the real Assyrian Empire, Ziggurats, Pyramids, Megaliths. These are celebrations of the removal of the cosmic danger, not tombs. Then there is the Age of the Greek Heroes, at the same time as the conquest of Canaan to the period of the Judges. Disputes were decided by single combat. If we push the Greek Age of Heroes back to 900 BC it makes no sense. The archaeology etc. points to the 8th-7th centuries BC. Bob Porter asked about the Greek list and genealogy for Sparta. Benny said it was created in the 4th century- 'all ...
235. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... . 15 Flashes of light seen shortly before earthquakes are often reported as red and blue. This is probably due to a phenomenon known as fractoluminescence, which occurs when quartz fractures. Quartz, the most common mineral in rocks, is a form of silica, which has been shown to emit red light, changing to blue as it begins to fracture. Another researcher has twice picked up an electromagnetic hum in California about one month before earthquakes and lasting for a month afterwards. It is noteworthy that quartz crystals are often associated with megalithic and other ancient cultural centres in both the New World and the Old. The dowsing force New Scientist 23/30.12.95, pp. 54-55 Two professors, one of physics and one of astronomy, have both conducted detailed experiments into dowsing and have been forced to the conclusion that it is a real phenomenon. 'We are dealing with a real physical force, as real as gravity and magnetism.' The fast flip New Scientist 30.3.96, pp. 24-28 and 11.5.96, p. 51 The usual assumption that Earth's frequent magnetic reversals ...
236. The Aubrey Holes of Stonehenge (Concluded) [Kronos $]
... hardly likely. A similar large series of Aubrey hole alignments can also be tabulated for moonrise and moonset azimuths. In addition, scattered odd pairs of Sarsen and/or trilithon stones can also be used to give these same, and other, alignments. In fact, we can play "the numbers game" at Stonehenge almost ad infinitum. Given a circle with enough stones, almost anybody can. But can we truly say that this is what the ancients had in mind? NOTES TO APPENDIX III 1. Alexander Thom, Megalithic Sites in Britain, Oxford University Press, 1974, pp. 97-101. 2. Ibid., p. 118. 3. Gerald Hawkins, Stonehenge Decoded, Doubleday, New York, 1965, p. 111. 4. Idem, Beyond Stonehenge, Harper& Row, New York, 1973, p. 61. 5. R. J. C. Atkinson, et al., "Hoyle on Stonehenge: Some Comments," in Antiquity, XLI, 1967, p. 94 APPENDIX IV NEWHAM'S SUNRISE ...
237. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... network of boundaries near Benin extends to 16,000 km. and is probably the single largest archaeological site in the world. Radiocarbon dating indicates that this work was carried out between AD 800 and 1500. North of there, slash and burn farming started at least 2000 years ago and the earliest embankments could have been built as early as AD 500. Their function was probably more spiritual defence than physical, as ditches are thought of as a no-go area to keep evil spirits out. Is this also the original function of the megalithic henges? Tropical forests around the world appear to have a far richer civilised history than they have been given credit for, since most important excavation has gone on in drier and more obvious areas such as Egypt and Mesopotamia. Buried heads Science Frontiers No. 123, May-June 99, p. 1 One of the earliest Mexican cultures was that of the east coast Olmecs, dated to 1400 BC. They are best known for the massive stone heads, up to 15' high and with negroid features, which they carved out ...
238. The Cautious Revolutionary [SIS C&C Review $]
... 30. J. P. Kennett, C. von der Borch et al., "Palaeotectonic implications of increased late Eocene- early Oligocene volcanism from South Pacific DSDP sites", Nature 316 (1985), pp.507-511 31. P. J. Smith, "Volcanoes and the vanishing dinosaur", Guardian 18 April 1986, p.17; A. Hoffman and M. H. Nitecki, "Reception of the asteroid hypothesis of terminal Cretaceous extinctions", Geology 13 (1985), pp.884-887 Cancellation: Proposed Tour of Scottish Megalithic sites, 1988. Council has been informed of the cancellation of the Tour, which was advertised in the last Review. If you had made a reservation for a place on this Tour and would like further information, please write to: Sandra Parker Willow Cottage Front Street Hutton Henry Hartlepool TS27 4RY Cleveland UK \cdrom\pubs\journals\review\v1987\45revol.htm ...
239. Cometary Catastrophes and the Ideas of Immanuel Velikovsky [SIS C&C Review $]
... with what mythology undoubtedly says. Now, time does not permit me to digress too far here but in our book, we attach considerable significance to this 684-year periodicity. We believe it, or something like it, may have been generally recognized in ancient cosmology. Thus, one may draw attention to the fortuitous encounter with "Mars" (687 BC), the Exodus events (which we date around 1369 BC) and another set of catastrophes around 2100 BC associated with the Great Deluge and the first construction of pyramids and megalithic astronomical temples. We suspect these times at roughly 700-year intervals may have had long-term significance corresponding to encounters with the densest part of the original meteor stream. If this is so, there can be no question of its being a truly exact cycle, for orbital precession will cause considerable deviations. Nevertheless, it is interesting to speculate whether there have been detectable variations in the longterm flux of comets as well as in the meteor streams, which have excited generally more fearful periods in Earth history. Velikovsky himself has noted (without ...
240. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... make this into 'round'? Spheres are indeed round but so are circles and it is of course those famous Stonehenge circles that are on the translator's mind here. The translator, 'knowing' that the text is supposed to suggest Stonehenge, but realising that Stonehenge is circular and not spherical, chooses to translate according to received opinion rather than according to the Greek. In any case, there is no circular in the text, there is no mega in the text and there is no lithic in the text. Any circular, megalithic structure here is conspicuous only for its absence! If Diordoros and Hekataios and certain others were referring to Stonehenge, then of course Stonehenge would already have existed- but that is a very big 'If'. Furthermore, the tradition would somehow have to have become so hopelessly garbled and distorted that every distinctive feature of Stonehenge was obliterated! As matters stand, there is no reason whatsoever to believe that either Hekataios or Diodoros had Stonehenge in mind. Trying to use this particular text as evidence for the antiquity of Stonehenge is totally ...
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