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originally posted by: Marduk
originally posted by: namelesss
originally posted by: Snarl
Scientists Claim Existence of Drowned Pacific Ocean Continent
I'm waiting for them to find cities... *__-
60 million year old cities ?
originally posted by: Snarl
I don't know whether to believe it or not, but it doesn't seem so farfetched. It would seem there would have to be a lot more water stored in ice somewhere.
Lithgow-Bertelloni’s global model of the mantle, which incorporated the history of subduction, suggested that Indonesia is sucked down more than any other region in the world because it lies at the intersection of enormous, present-day subduction systems in the Paciﬁc and Indian oceans. And as Indonesia sinks, it pulls Australia down with it. Today Indonesia is a vast submerged continent—only its highest mountain peaks protrude above sea level.
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Snarl
I thought the Lost Continent of Mu has long since been established!
Ancient Drawings of Where Mu Was Supposed To Be
originally posted by: Harte
The Madrid codex primarily contains almanacs and horoscopes used by Mayan priests for their rituals and says absolutely nothing whatsoever about any ancient continent.
originally posted by: LittleBurgh
a reply to: TobyFlenderson
All mythology & legends are just that until they are academically verified. Sociologists & Archeologists, by nature of their fields of study, are the first to "believe" mythology & hypothesize the location of evidence of the true nature of the myth or legend.
It seems to me that an archeologist would be more inclined to "believe" in oral tradition, mythology & legend than, say, a chemist.
For two months, a team of 32 scientists from the International Ocean Discovery Program explored a region—being called Zealandia—that lies just east of Australia. Zealandia is roughly the size of India and is only now being explored because for many years it sat unknown, at depths ranging from 8,000 to 13,000 feet below the sea. The researchers collected a host of data, including by drilling into seabed, retrieving 8,202 feet of sediment cores.
In these cores, the team found records of life in the region dating back millions of years.
"More than 8,000 specimens were studied, and several hundred fossil species were identified," said Gerald Dickens, the expedition's co-chief scientist...
"The discovery of microscopic shells of organisms that lived in warm shallow seas, and of spores and pollen from land plants, reveal that the geography and climate of Zealandia were dramatically different in the past," Dickens added.