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The incised picture which can be regarded that they drew a ship, a Takakura and farming tools on a slate palette like a natural rock board, or the ones thought of as a sign or a character are minced. It is named the Rosetta Stone of Okinawa” after the “Rosetta Stone” that led to form the basis of Egyptology after breaking the hierograph written there later with a slate palette which was found at the feeder of River Nile because of indecipherable characters or their form. There are 12 slate palettes in this kind of slate palette which was found in Kadena-cho and Hokutan-cho now, but it is said that Dr. Yamasaki Seidou who was a college head at Kumamoto Medical University and Mr. Shimabukuro Gen-ichiro collected around there a stone palette found for the first time in the 8th year of Showa era when they visited the tomb of Mr. Noguni Sokan. After that, the same slate palettes which were found through the prewar and the post war, the data is by halves dealt because the found situation was unclear, but recently it is attracting the attention of people as a key to resolving the history in the age without characters in Okinawa. There are some aspects of a slate palette, but as the representative example, it is believed that (1) the modern farming tool data, (2) the old characters in Ryukyu seen in the “Jisoushi”, and (3) the one which the scene of the port was drawn, but there is no accepted theory and it is a very mysterious slate palette.
Thermoluminescence dating of the Ryukyu Limestone
Thermoluminescence [TL] dating of calcite is useful for corals in the Pleistocene Ryukyu Limestone in Okinawa Island, in which no aragonite is found. Fossil calcite corals in the Ryukyu Limestone have a variety of induced TL glow curves with peaks at about 150, 210, 250 and 310°C.
The Ryukyuan Submerged Landforms of the Late Quaternary
Limestone concentrations resembling coastal terraces found in several Ryukyuan sites have sharp edges, right-angles, and unusual arrangements. Hypothesis suggests that these ocean terraces are natural structures that may have been utilized, modified, or enhanced by humans in ancient times.
Secrets of Yonaguni
Dr. Schoch is doubly persuasive because he’s both an academic and an iconoclast whose best-known work argues for the pre-dynastic antiquity of the Great Sphinx. Another of his books, Voyage of the Pyramid Builders, credits our early civilizers with a much greater seafaring mobility than they are conventionally allowed. In short, pushing the clock back is a professional passion for Schoch. If the YUP were manmade—or even somewhat altered by man—the work had to have been done while much of the oceans waters were still locked up in the glaciers of the last Ice Age, probably as much as 10,000 years ago. So he came to Yonaguni in 1997 hoping to find the smoking gun of a sophisticated antediluvian enterprise. Instead, he found “a wonderful little island, and a fabulous place to dive.” But nothing that couldn’t be explained, “much more parsimoniously”—as he told me in a phone interview—“by natural processes.”