posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:16 AM
I have to say I find the dating to be highly speculative at best and not really consistent at all with what we know about the evolution of human
society. The structures themselves, from what I can see, are not very advanced and don't seem to show any evidence of masonry and stone carving,
mathematics, measurement or land surveying that we know was so important in civilizations like Egypt. Personally, I feel the circular huts are more
consistent with ancient mammoth bone structures and very early construction.
So far they seem to have found little to actually label this a "metropolis" except for the many structures, there seems to be little to no city
planning, there are no obvious public buildings, no obvious irrigation or sewage system. One would except a city of this size to leave behind a
significant amount of garbage and more than likely would have a city dump where we would find tons of animal parts, broken tools etc.
I also have a problem with their assertion that this is evidence of a "human slave species". If the referenced Atrahasis story is from 1700 BC, and
it's Sumerian original is only slightly older, how can we call it a reliable source for something this article is stating happened OVER 150,000 years
Why would these advanced space faring slave masters have such trouble digging a few ditches and extracting some minerals? How is digging ditches and
mining gold so hard for such a powerful race? Would it really be that much more efficient to create an entire race of people to go and dig the gold
out with their hands? This requires one to assume that the Slave Masters took the time to breed, feed and shelter all these people, teach them to
mine, teach them about gold, teach them to use tools etc etc
I would be more impressed if I felt these structures were more advanced and less consistent with a primitive culture, if we saw some evidence of
science or engineering, if we saw something on par with Egypt's level of knowledge. I'd also be more impressed if there wasn't so much speculation
and science fiction involved.
Also, why do these types of people feel that saying something is "Older than the Giza Pyramids" will shock us?? There are a lot of things older
than the Giza pyramids and if you haven't heard of the Sumerian civilization you certainly shouldn't be speculating on archaeology.