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UWA archaeologist uses Google Earth to discover mysterious ancient Saudi 'gates'

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posted on Oct, 25 2017 @ 05:10 AM
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High-resolution images from Google Earth have led to the
discovery of hundreds of mysterious ancient structures scattered
across the desert in Saudi Arabia — by an archaeologist in Perth
who has never visited the area. David Kennedy, professor of
archaeology at the University of Western Australia, says the
man-made structures built from stone are between 2,000 and
9,000 years old. They are known as "gates" because their shape
resembles traditional farm gates, but some are up to 500 metres long.




These resemble the rock walls made by farmers here .
Every year they rake the fields to grow wheat in the sand .
The rocks line the edge of the fields , forming fences .
And every year , after harvest , the sand blows away , to reveal
.... more rocks !

Presumably , way back when , these areas weren't so arid .



www.abc.net.au...


Parton studied dried-up riverbeds in south-east Arabia.
Found in a quarry, the Al Sibetah site preserves the silt and
sediments from the bottom of the rivers, going back 160,000 years.
They found evidence of five wet phases, during which the rivers
flowed and silt was deposited. During the dry times, there was
little water flow and less silt was laid down. The first wet phase
happened between 160,000 and 150,000 years ago, and the most
recent was around 55,000 years ago.


www.bbc.com...

Is this evidence of farming from 50 , 000 years ago ?

edit on 25-10-2017 by radarloveguy because: xxx




posted on Oct, 25 2017 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: radarloveguy

What if they are Stargates? ATS member Skyfloating once made a beautiful thread that shows that Muslims believed that there are Seven Earths each with humans in there.

www.abovetopsecret.com...
edit on 10/25/2017 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 09:43 AM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: radarloveguy

What if they are Stargates? ATS member Skyfloating once made a beautiful thread that shows that Muslims believed that there are Seven Earths each with humans in there.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I think farming is more realistic.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: VelvetSplash

originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: radarloveguy

What if they are Stargates? ATS member Skyfloating once made a beautiful thread that shows that Muslims believed that there are Seven Earths each with humans in there.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I think farming is more realistic.


Yeah but stargates are a lot more fun to talk about.




posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: VelvetSplash

Except 55,000 years ago there supposedly was no farming.
Interesting whatever they are.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 12:22 PM
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originally posted by: radarloveguy


Parton studied dried-up riverbeds in south-east Arabia.
Found in a quarry, the Al Sibetah site preserves the silt and
sediments from the bottom of the rivers, going back 160,000 years.
They found evidence of five wet phases, during which the rivers
flowed and silt was deposited. During the dry times, there was
little water flow and less silt was laid down. The first wet phase
happened between 160,000 and 150,000 years ago, and the most
recent was around 55,000 years ago.


www.bbc.com...

Is this evidence of farming from 50 , 000 years ago ?


No, not evidence of farming and not evidence that these are as old as 50,000 years. Farming makes changes on the land that are pretty noticeable.

Your two stories are two separate things and are not linked, I'm afraid. The "gates" could be as young as 200 years old.



posted on Oct, 28 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: Byrd

originally posted by: radarloveguy


Parton studied dried-up riverbeds in south-east Arabia.
Found in a quarry, the Al Sibetah site preserves the silt and
sediments from the bottom of the rivers, going back 160,000 years.
They found evidence of five wet phases, during which the rivers
flowed and silt was deposited. During the dry times, there was
little water flow and less silt was laid down. The first wet phase
happened between 160,000 and 150,000 years ago, and the most
recent was around 55,000 years ago.


www.bbc.com...

Is this evidence of farming from 50 , 000 years ago ?


No, not evidence of farming and not evidence that these are as old as 50,000 years. Farming makes changes on the land that are pretty noticeable.

Your two stories are two separate things and are not linked, I'm afraid. The "gates" could be as young as 200 years old.


As you say , farming leaves evidence ,.
in this case rock fences ,.

And who ? , in their right mind would be out there
200 years ago , piling up rocks ?

Ergo , fields from a previous time , ... one that had rainfall .and some dirt ...

edit on 28-10-2017 by radarloveguy because: xxx



posted on Oct, 28 2017 @ 09:32 PM
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looks like mars,



posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 10:50 PM
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originally posted by: radarloveguy

originally posted by: Byrd

originally posted by: radarloveguy


Parton studied dried-up riverbeds in south-east Arabia.
Found in a quarry, the Al Sibetah site preserves the silt and
sediments from the bottom of the rivers, going back 160,000 years.
They found evidence of five wet phases, during which the rivers
flowed and silt was deposited. During the dry times, there was
little water flow and less silt was laid down. The first wet phase
happened between 160,000 and 150,000 years ago, and the most
recent was around 55,000 years ago.


www.bbc.com...

Is this evidence of farming from 50 , 000 years ago ?


No, not evidence of farming and not evidence that these are as old as 50,000 years. Farming makes changes on the land that are pretty noticeable.

Your two stories are two separate things and are not linked, I'm afraid. The "gates" could be as young as 200 years old.


As you say , farming leaves evidence ,.
in this case rock fences ,.

And who ? , in their right mind would be out there
200 years ago , piling up rocks ?

Ergo , fields from a previous time , ... one that had rainfall .and some dirt ...


Fences or structures like that could mean a lot of things (including pens for animals.) As the original report says, there's no real evidence that it's farming (the bit about lake bottoms is from another site and a different era.) They could also be fortifications or temple areas or something else entirely. A good dig in the area would tell more about their purpose.

And there's dirt there and rainfall (but not a lot of rain.)



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 12:13 AM
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May I date them at 3000 years old max....my estimation




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