posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 08:37 PM
I remember watching something on the history channel years ago about a known archaeologist who himself was a skeptic until he studied the weathering
on the Spinx, and figured out it was at least 10K years old. What ever happened to that theory and that archaeologist?
His name is Robert M Schoch, he received a degree in geology and geophysics from Yale in 1983. He initially proposed in 1993 that due to the erosion
the sphinx may well be 13,000 years old, I believe he has since readjusted this timeline by around 1,000 years... I have a great respect for this man
and Christopher Dunn (despite Schoch becoming a regular on Ancient Aliens). But what would a geologist/geophysicist from Yale know about erosion?
Clearly Zahi Hawass and the other egyptologists know better. I hope in years to come the word egyptologist holds as much credibility as the word
cryptozoologist (sorry cryptozoologists).
When asked if Schoch's theory had any credence, the response of Hawass was "Of course it is not possible for one reason …. No single artefact, no
single inscription, or pottery, or anything has been found until now, in any place to predate the Egyptian civilization more than 5,000 years ago"
IE: Context refutes geological evidence. That sounds incredibly scientific doesn't it?
Also, since 1993 other geologists have come to similar conclusions as Schoch. Furthermore, egyptologists originally most against Schoch's erosion
theory (Mark Lehner) have since decided they're better served suggesting our history of climate is incorrect and the climate remained wet in the
region into the early period of the Old Kingdom. Thereby admitting that yes, erosion due to water occurred on the sphinx but the Egyptians still
could have built it. Don't worry, this has also been refuted by geological evidence, the mud mastabas 20km away that are indisputably Egyptian show
no water erosion whatsoever... but that's not preventing the egyptologists from jumping all over that bandwagon.
Semi off topic:
His book Forgotton Civilization, in which he proposes a theory that an advanced ancient society was wiped out by a solar flare is very interesting.