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originally posted by: 727Sky
I have always said and thought that if there were advanced cultures during the last Ice age (or the one before) then whatever they would have built would have been ground to dust by glaciation or sunk due to rising sea levels.
Remember the South American Indians which communicated with string and knots.. It was more an accounting system but it worked.. We thing of writing as ..."writing".... but that is not always the case as I am sure you are well aware of.. S^F for getting the thought process to working here at 4 am
originally posted by: nukedog
That being said people would be mistaken to think progress is linear. It's not. It could very well be that around 130k years ago a civilization flourished and expired but alas, without those written records it would mean so very little.
On a side note.... How long would a microchip preserve in say.... A permafrost situation?
In almost every culture and religion of the world lies a story of a lost civilization. The Greeks told the tale of a sophisticated island nation suddenly submerged. However, the Greeks were not the only people group to embrace an Atlantis-type legend; many cultures recounted the lost-city-beneath-the-sea scenario. The ubiquitous nature of these stories, accounts, and legends lends credence to the possibility that in the early days of humanity’s history a relatively advanced civilization was indeed lost.
Now, a research paper published in Current Anthropology provides scientific evidence for such a lost ancient civilization, evidence that confirms much of Genesis 1–11’s historical account of humanity’s early days.1 University of Birmingham archeologist Jeffrey Rose reports on the discovery, conducted over the past six years, of over sixty new archeological sites along the shoreline of the Persian Gulf. All of these sites are dated as older than 7,500 years. Rose states that “these settlements boast well-built permanent stone houses, long-distance trade networks, elaborately decorated pottery, domesticated animals, and even evidence for one of the oldest boats in the world.”2 In 2006, archeologist Hans-Peter Uerpmann of the University of Tubingen in Germany uncovered the remains of three different settlements that date between 25,000 and 125,000 years old at the base of Jebel Faya in the United Arab Emirates.
In his paper, Rose points out that during the late Pleistocene epoch (150,000 to 12,000 years ago) reduced sea levels periodically exposed the “Gulf Oasis.” The Persian Gulf receded to such a degree as to bring above the surface a landmass as large as, or larger than, Great Britain. Rose explains that this landmass was well watered by four large rivers flowing at the time: the Tigris, Euphrates, Karun, and Wadi Batin. Additionally, the region was watered by fresh water springs supplied by subterranean aquifers flowing beneath the Arabian subcontinent. Such an abundant and well-distributed supply of fresh water combined with the region’s warm weather would have supported a lush agricultural enterprise.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Hanslune
I would presume that the series of glacial dams that have burst over the ice ages would also do a bit of cleaning and burying.