posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 09:54 AM
I think its very hard for many of us to imagine what it must have been like in ancient times because we have sojourned in a time of very little
climate change and are used to a fair amount of stability. However if one looks into historical weather this planet likes to swing from freeze, warm
and fry. Man's 'lineage' from Lucy goes back some 4 million years, so coming eventually onto homo sapiens etc we must have experienced, and had
a group memory of times of great challenge with volcanic eruptions, higher and lower sea levels, floods / famine, such opposites which forced man to
either simply moved to better climes or stay and die. Something often not mentioned is the wild life, we coexisted with some fearsome, very large
animals and marine life, I expect the plant life was probably dangerous also. Had people not been intelligent they would never have coped with their
environments. I cannot believe, that with our brains we did nothing till we suddenly sprang into constructing the pyramids and Stone Henge etc.
I believe we have had a number of ancient civilisations that have either been totally destroyed by climate change, some natural catestrophe, or
warfare. e.g. Earthquakes can suddenly take a ground level considerably higher and also very much lower as in the Atlantic Ocean where cable layers
have found a huge drop in the floor from where the cable was originally laid. There is not a huge amount of money for even well known archaelogical
sites and probably precious little for anything that rocks the church and book writing scholars. If one is open minded such as Prof Pryor who
cheekily suggested that man was farming way earlier than the history books, one would be ridiculed and probably sacked. Archaelogy is changing but
where the money comes from to fund it is very fixed.
Lastly the knowledge ancient people had of the cosmos and especially the zodiac - just one example, the knowledge of the precession of the equinoxes,
would have taken many thousands of years of observation and rigid record keeping to actually fix these observations in time. This knowledge
demonstrates beyond doubt that either this was taught to us or we observed it ourselves but over a very long period of time. If it comes from us
that means intelligent, stable civilisation.