Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by Soylent Green Is People
reply to post by Sinter Klaas
Incorrect. 200,000 years ago, humanity was one of several human species. We were barbarians living in caves. and we were NOT, I repeat, NOT
psychologically the same.
Again, we call this Behavioral Modernity. It is a fact that our bodies are older than our minds. Behavioral Modernity is the time when we started
using that intelligence like we do now. When the biochemistry of the mind, and the mind itself, evolved to open the keys to imagination and art and
science. It is when the cave paintings began and when we started developing.
This was 50,000 years ago.
Humanity is 50,000 years old as we are now. 200,000 years ago we were busy killing Homo sapiens idaltu and Homo Erectus and various other groups. No
society. We were still animals.
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Im new to the form and live in South Africa.
are the structures REAL - in a answer yes they are, they can be found in Maumalanga province and north west province, there are similar structures all
over south africa.
Are they 200 000 years old? Well that's a question for the ages I suppose, lets have a look at South African PROVEN history, in the North West
province there are a series of caves called the sterkfotien caves where the oldest said humanoid skeletons have been found, they date back some 1 to 2
million years old.
The next question would be is in 1.8million years to the said 200 000 year old buildings could these "people" have evolved into a group with
intelligence to build? well if according to you it took 50 000 years to get to where we are today what could the "ape" man of 2000 000 years ago
evolve too in 1.8 million years? As history shows us loads could have happened.
Now take the start and the alignments of adams calendar into account then we can prove that a TIME conscience people existed in South Africa some 75
000 years ago, leaving a gap of say 125 000 years of stone building to happen before they became clever enough to build a calendar? Possible I say yes
it is probable maybe not, think for a second what this would mean for religion? The garden of eden then would have had to be in Africa and not Iraq,
well the stone buildings reach all the way to Kenya covering the biggest built city in the entire world, and that then adds some value to the theory
that life really started in Ethiopia.
This is all nice on paper but can it be proven?
Lets now look at the other side of the coin, There are old rocks piled on eachother to keep cattle in, or perhaps the great King Shaka of the Zulu's
built these to channel his enemies into a narrowing where he could slaughter them one by one? Again not very probable.
Could they be built by aliens? My guess is a NO, then what else remains? Do they resemble temples of soloman and sheba? yes they do... Was there gold
workings at these site? Yes there were.... Well could we than say that the great mines of solomon where the gold rich fields of South Africa? I
suppose you can, can you prove a statment like that, no you cant.
To me the mystery is more of a where did the history then go? How could a 200 000 year old race go to without a trace? Where are the bones? The
remains? The written history of the Abuntu? Where are the artifacts? Why is there no hype about digging the sites? Well cause in all honesty if a
GREAT nation rose from the ashes of South Africa there would with little doubt there would be some record of such a nation yet there is not. You might
say "peter what about GREAT ZIMBABWE?" and my answer can only be that is 800 years old and not the remains of a 200 000 year old nation, it may
represent the remains of the South African rock formations but its some 19 200 year after the fact...
Yes this is a great topic and can be argued from many aspects BUT it leave to much room for doubt and to little fact... So ill wait to see what the
pro's have to say on this one.
Thanks all and GREAT site.