posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 02:06 AM
I enjoy theorizing about ancient undiscovered civilizations. I have a Bachelor's degree in anthropology, and have participated in excavations in the
Middle East, American Southwest, and Central U.S.
I consider myself open to the possibility, and am certainly interested in the finds in the Black sea (funny how no one has mentioned those . . .)
Here are my "top 4" objections concerning ancient unacknowledged civilizations.
1. We know fairly well who was on the earth back then. We HAVE found evidence of humans worldwide going back 10,000 years. So if there was a highly
sophisticated civilization, it didn't include most of the people alive back then. Now, you might argue that western tech is not used by beduin in
the Sahel, or the Yamomano in the Amazon Basin. That is true, but if you go in any Amazonian encampment, you will find bic lighters and SKS rifles.
Even people not participating in our civ manage to pocket a few artefacts.
2. Scientists of the future will call us the "coke" culture. There are coke cans everywhere on earth, because of us. At the south pole. K2. You
can even date the camps on mt. everest by the shape and style of the coke bottles.
3. Sand is the most common element on earth. Atomic blasts (or any superhot fire) fuse sand into a greenish iridescent mass, that has curved layers
perpendicular to the direction of the blast. You see this at White Sands N.M. and Hiroshima. IF there were an ancient nuclear war, where is the
"atomic glass from it." As in show me pictures. Mohanjo Daro doesn't have that kind of damage.
4. People copy military technology first. The classic example is the expedition by Cousteau's son in the Amazon in the 1960's. A week later, all
the Yamomano had m-16's. IF the chinese or Israelites visited the Maya, how come the maya (supposedly) copied calendars or art-styles, but not the
bow or the metal dagger? Within 15 years of Cortez, the Mayans were forging bronze themselves.
Another example is the pueblo revolt of 1580 in New Mexico. The very first thing the indians stole was horses, not guns. They understood that
they could not make their own gunpowder; but the did see that horses make more of their own kind. They knew what to steal. So how come neanderthals,
who invented every basic tech except the wheel, lived next door to fighter jets, and never swiped any of their neighbor's stuff? A compass, or
liquid fuel (great for driving herds of bison over cliffs), or aerodynamics which would have made even a spear fly better?
There must have only been a few thousand people in this mighty civilization, not to leave any trace. IF you tell me that they had "other"
technology, that left no material remains, but was a more spiritual civilization, then I must say: A civilization w/out cities is not really a
civilization. Our word comes from latin "civitas," a city.
Let's see. No highways. No fences. No skyscrapers. No metal remains, no mines or altering of the landscape. Hmmm. That's not a civilization,
it's a bunch of nomads around a campfire--exactly what mainstream science claims!