posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 08:54 PM
a few idears...
DNA can trace out migrations routes, as well as population as given times. DNA tells us that roughly 100,000 years ago, there were very few human
beings on this planet. That coincides with a large Meteor strike about the same time. SOme estimates are less than 2 thousand worldwide. we came very
close to being wiped out. DNA can trace HUman Beings about 110-130,000 years back. After that things get a bit fuzzy. DNA is a wonderfull tool.
I have trouble with the statement " the farther back we go, the less sophisticated people are"
In studying ancient peoples, there pops up again and again the question of how they were able to discover and invent, what we need computers for
today; the mayan calculated star and planet movements, backwards in time over 500,000 years. The Mayan also calculated lunar eclipses, on the other
side of the earth no less, for the next 1500 years. There is no explanation any astonomer i talked with could give me. we simply do not know.
The heaviest object lifted by modern humans with a crane was a part of the hoover dam. I believe it weighed about 400 tons.
The teahuanacu in Bolivia, were lifting 600 ton boulders, at 12,000 feet elevation. we do not know how this was accomplished, 2500 years ago.
There are Massive earthworks in Malta, utilizing advanced acoustics, that date back about 8000 years
The MOche INdians of Peru, used aedvanced hydrodynamics in the construction of their canals. We could not understand the construction until a
Japanese scientist rebuilt the canal in a Lab, and tested through computers and flow rates. No matter how much the Volume of water flowed thru, the
speed of water flowing never increased, or decreased. It remained constant. The MOche died out about 4500 years ago.
Peoples we do not know and cannot explain, were able to accomplish feats of engineering,astronomy, acoustics, hydrodanamics, and any other science
we care to check, that leap past anything we are able to understand them capable of.
I believe one day we will recognize that our ancestors were a brilliant people.