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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Hi Slayer; an excellent topic, one which will generate pages of rich info, I'm sure. But before that, I do want to debunk the "ancient canals" alluded to in the video - they are modern creations.
From an earlier ATS topic: Ancient Canals in America
He seems to be assigning ancient origins to much later constructs. Some of these channels and canals he refers to were made in modern times. And from these negligible Google Earth images he's conjecturing "ancient pre-historic" civilizations. That is, plain and simple, very bad science.
He doesn't help his case but stating a "pre-diluvial America" (sic). I'll agree that there was a "biblical" flood, it occurred in Sumer perhaps around 2500-2400 BCE, the textual record of which was appropriated by the Hebrews for their bible, but there never was a single, world wide flood. America certainly may have enjoyed its share of floods and changing coast lines, but there has never been a "pre-diluvial" America.
If you want to see true Paleo-channels, Google that term, especially related to the Nile in Africa.
Interesting images presented on this site, but again, the majority of them are MODERN creations, not the handiwork of an ancient and lost civilization.
"Dredging operation on the Kissimmee River channel between Lake Hatchineha and Lake Kissimmee"
"Dredging operation on the Houma Navigation Canal"
This is clearly a dredging canal. The Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for most of these, without constant dredging these canals would quickly silt up. Within a few decades you would never know they were there. Some of these canals will stretch for miles, and some are abandoned. The siltation in gulf areas is rampant.
Biblical floods / antediluvian landscapes:
Of course the end of the ice age brought inundated coast lines, and impacted early mans coastal, river, or lake settlements. Doggerland vanished (who knows how many Neanderthal cave dwellings or settlements disappeared with that?), but this is straying into a straw-man argument. Displaying modern dredging canals and arguing that post ice-age flooding is proof of a vanished civilization doesn't really work for me.
I'm not arguing against the possibility of such, just that this guy is going to have to go a lot deeper than Google Earth images before he starts proclaiming an undiscovered civilization.
Not to toot my own horn but from a thread I posted a while back on ATS: Excavation of ancient Native American canal offers insight - gives a great insight into Amerindians canal building skills (at least in and around ancient Naples, FL). Hanslune made an excellent reply in that thread regarding the Tequesta, Tocobaga, Calusa, and the Hohokam people.
Originally posted by Stewb
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First time on here.
Regardless of what your views might be but if only from a historical perspective, look into what the Book Of Mormon tells us about the inhabitants of the American continent and how they got there. There are many answers to many questions posed on here.
If you want proof, it's there.