posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 05:26 PM
Originally posted by SLAYER69
The question becomes for some is this. Are these ruts evidence of a much older culture/civilization using the Islands as a source for megalithic
stones for construction and these now submerged tracks prove that the area in question where the tracks run under water was once dry land [Pre-Ice
age melt off] which could potentially put them at around 10,000 +/- B.C. that were then flooded in Prehistory when the Ice Age Melt off
Malta and its submerged landbridge to Sicily is something I've studied for over a decade now. I've gathered hundreds of maps, satellite images,
bathymetric charts and nautical charts just to recreate the former sunken coastline of Malta.
Map of the Coastline of the Malta-Ragusa Platform
Detailed Coastline of Malta at the Last Glacial Maximum
With Malta there's several groups to cross over to the island. Neanderthals are the first group. The second group is a group of hunter gatherers who
crossed the landbridge at the Last Glacial Maximum. When they cross the Malta-Ragusa platform from Sicily into Malta, the Maltese dwarf deer went
But traces of the hunter gatherers that crossed into Malta also vanished. They may have left the island back thru the landbridge after the deer went
extinct. They themselves might have died off. But that's all around 18,000 years ago.
The next group to arrive to Malta did so by boat as the landbridge became submerged. Their arrival was approximately 10,000 years ago or 8,000 B.C.E.
The first boat group to Malta had domesticated goats, sheep, horses, cows and DOMESTICATED CATS! Yes cats! All such animals arrived to Malta by boats
large enough to carry them across the sea.
SOURCE: A. Mifsud, S. Mifsud and C. Savona-Ventura
Palaeolithic Man and His Environment in Malta: Archeology Study of the Ghar Dalam
With Malta though, I actually did an entire botany study. The name of the island Malta comes from the word "Melite" for honey. So I tracked down
honey-bee flower species that were imported to Malta by its legendary honeymakers to figure out their TRUE origins. Malta's imported honey bee orchids
and flowers come primarily from the Thrace-Troas-Lesvos coast with another set imported from the Macedonia-through Thessaly region. Really rather
surprising because a lot of people attribute Malta's honey making to the Levant or Phoenicians. And I truly couldn't find any honey bee flowers
imported from the Levant at all. The majority of bee flower species are Thracian-Troas-Lesvos in origin of importation.
I have a detailed blog on Malta covering 9 years of research of its sunken coastlines and the precise botany study to track origins of different boat
groups that colonized Malta.
DETAILED: The Maltese Islands to Sicily: Malta-Ragusa
edit on 4-1-2013 by MapMistress because: source site original gone, linked to a mirror of the old page