posted on Nov, 13 2007 @ 05:00 PM
I know that there are a lot of people who have it in their minds, fed by folks like Edgar Cayce and George Pal, that Atlantis (if it existed) was some
kind of wonderful supercivilization with bigger and better constructions than the Egyptians, helped by power crystals and alien technology.
More realistically, though, what level of development are we talking about here? What size population could have been supported on a large island the
size of the Azores Plateau?
Seems to me that we're talking about a primarily seafaring culture with some agriculture. Not too many people. They had the ability to make a few
large structures, but nothing like the Egyptian pyramids. They didn't apparently have enough resources to build and maintain far-flung outposts of
any size. And their army/navy was significant for the time, but could also be repelled by the ancient Athenians, who probably weren't the biggest,
toughest fighting force around. You might be able to give them credit for being one of the first people to develop a system of writing, although
there has been no specific type of writing attributed to them.
I just think it might be a better idea to try and define exactly who these people could have been, then compare artifacts and mythology to see if they
might match up. I also wonder, given a smaller size and less sophistication than is commonly imagined, what amount or level of artifacts could remain
after 13,000 years or so that could be associated with these folks? Probably not a whole lot. Attributing a few bits of carved rock or something to
them would be pretty difficult.