The local tradition does not mention how old the city is but associates it with the demon Mahabali, imparting the name, Mahabalipuram to this site. Since the early Tamil literature does not mention the name Mahabalipuram, it is reasonable to infer that the submergence of these structures is not earlier than 1000 years or so. If the Shore Temple (about 1200 years old) is the last surviving structure, then it is reasonable to believe that other submerged temples in the sea are also of the same age.
The archaeology of Mahabalipuram commences from the early centuries of the Christian era, as a few Roman and Chinese coins were found (here). Two Pallava coins bearing legends read as Srihari and Srinidhi have been reported in and around Mahabalipuram. One of the inscriptions of Narasimha I mentions that he (Narasimha I) is the first person to introduce the construction of caves and temples in granite stones. The zenith of human habitation around Mahabalipuram was during the Pallava dynasty, therefore, and arguably, these temples may not be older than 1500 years BP
"Under the law of the sea, If you can demonstrate you have a piece of continental crust on which you can put your flag, you can immediately claim 200 nautical miles around it. And that's yours under the law of the sea to do what you like with it economically"
"So there's some degree of economic significance to something that might be purely scientific in terms of it's discovery."
Uranium–lead (U–Pb) dating is one of the oldest and most refined of the radiometric dating schemes, with a routine age range of about 1 million years to over 4.5 billion years, and with routine precisions in the 0.1–1 percent range. The method relies on two separate decay chains, the uranium series from 238U to 206Pb, with a half-life of 4.47 billion years and the actinium series from 235U to 207Pb, with a half-life of 704 million years. These decay routes occur via a series of alpha (and beta) decays, in which 238U with daughter nuclides undergo eight total alpha and six beta decays whereas 235U with daughters only experience seven alpha and four beta decays.
Originally posted by Hongkongphooey
Originally posted by hp1229
Interesting news. Once again, this one seems to tie into the Lemuria and ancient continent of Tamil (India). S&F
My understanding through research is that Atlantis was between Europe and the America's and there is much evidence of this below Bimini.
Lemuria was said to be in the Pacific, whereas this find would more likely be the lost civilisation of 'Mu'!
Very interesting and I look forward to further info!
Good find Slayer
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
reply to post by SLAYER69
A little more here...______beforeitsnews/international/2013/02/lost-continent-found-beneath-pacific-ocean-say-scientists-2452696.html
Nice grab! S&F
Originally posted by Aleister
Originally posted by onequestion
Im jk, but in all seriousness could there be a connection? I have to ask because im a huge edgar casey fan and a fan of the atlantis.edit on 24-2-2013 by onequestion because: (no reason given)
From how I'm reading this it sounds like it "went under" way before humans, or even big mammals, roamed the Earth. Nothing wrong with a little Edgar Cayce, and ATS should have more active threads on him, but this was long before what he was talking about in his ancient-earth material.
I may be wrong here, but it seems to me they are detailing when this sunken land mass formed. Not when it sank.
The Laccadive–Chagos Ridge and Southern Mascarene Plateau... are thought to be volcanic chains formed above the Réunion mantle plume over the past 65.5 million years. (Using) U–Pb dating to analyse the ages of zircon xenocrysts found within young lavas on the island of Mauritius, part of the Southern Mascarene Plateau, we find that the zircons are either Palaeoproterozoic (more than 1,971 million years old) or Neoproterozoic (between 660 and 840 million years old).
We propose that the zircons were assimilated from ancient fragments of continental lithosphere beneath Mauritius, and were brought to the surface by plume-related lavas... On the basis of reinterpretation of marine geophysical data, we propose that Mauritia was separated from Madagascar and fragmented into a ribbon-like configuration by a series of mid-ocean ridge jumps during the opening of the Mascarene ocean basin between 83.5 and 61 million years ago. We suggest that the plume-related magmatic deposits have since covered Mauritia and potentially other continental fragments. Link Again
The word 'subduction' prompted this question in general. How much evidence of past civilizations has been lost to subductions/eqs/volcanos?
Originally posted by ibiubu
reply to post by AndyMayhewThere are many other serious scientific impossibilities associated with continents moving and subduction.