Published On: Fri, Aug 11th, 2017

The Lost Knowledge of the Ancients: Were Humans the First? Part 4

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Archaeologists and historians have produced a number of curious finds which still await a logical explanation. The story of man will appear in a different light if the answers are ever found. If the following facts are well-founded, civilization might have had a much earlier source.

Foreigners in Ancient China

In excavations at Choukoutien (Zhoukoudian), a cave system near Beijing in China, Dr. F Weidenreich discovered a number of skulls and skeletons in 1933. One skull belonged to an old European, another to a young woman with a narrow head, typically Melanesian in character. A third skull was identified as belonging to a young woman with the distinctive traits of an Inuit. A male European, a girl from the tropics and another from the Arctic Circle uncovered on a Chinese hillside. But how, in the first place, did they get to China some 30,000 years ago? This episode out of prehistory is a mystery.

The cave site of Choukoutien

The cave site of Choukoutien ( public domain )

Straightened Mammoth Tusks

Did man in the last Ice Age possess enough technical facilities to straighten out a giant hooked mammoth tusk? Until the discovery of six-foot-long spear made of mammoth tusk in Sungir, Russia, no scientist suspected that prehistoric man had possessed the ability to transform a hooked tusk into a number of straight bone spears.

Reconstruction of an Ice Age burial in Russia, which included 6-ft-long spears made from straightened out mammoth tusk. Credit: Libor Balák

Reconstruction of an Ice Age burial in Russia, which included 6-ft-long spears made from straightened out mammoth tusk. Credit: Libor Balák

At the same site, the Russian archaeologists found a bone needle – a replica of our own steel needle. Like the spears, it was 27,000 years old. The making of such artifacts by the Ice Age man was completely unexpected, and it shows that technology in the Glacial Age was far more advanced than previously thought.

The Jericho Skulls

The famous Jericho skulls filled in with clay and shell, depict exquisite Egyptian-like faces. They have been dated to about 6,500 BC, which is roughly some 1,500 years before the beginning of the Egyptian civilization. This discovery poses many questions. Were their mummified faces the outcome of the desire to immortalize man? If so, it provided evidence of the existence of religion in a very early period. But abstract thinking does not come to man overnight – it is a long process. From what source did the Jericho people receive it?

One of the plastered skulls of Jericho

One of the plastered skulls of Jericho ( JC Merriman / flickr )

15-million-year-old Shoeprint?

In Fisher Canyon in Nevada the imprint of a shoe sole was discovered un a coal seam.  The shoeprint is clear that traces of a strong thread are visible. The age of the footprint was estimated to be over 15 million years. But man did not appear for another 13 million years. According to popular opinion, primitive man appeared some 1.8 million years ago, but he only began to wear shoes 25,000 years ago! Whose footstep can it be?

Dr. Chow Ming Chen made a similar discovery in the Gobi Desert in 1959. It was a perfect impression of a ribbed sole on sandstone, and was calculated to be millions of years old. The expedition could not explain it.

Alleged Nevada shoe print from God--Or Gorilla McCann, 1925.

Alleged Nevada shoe print from God–Or Gorilla McCann, 1925.

The White Lady of Brandberg

The Brandberg rock paintings in South-West Africa depict Bushmen together with white women. Their perfectly European profiles are painted with light tint, and the hair is shown in red or yellow. The girls wear jewelry and an elaborate head-dress of shells or stones. The attractive young huntresses carry bows and water bags on their chests. They are wearing shoes while the Bushmen are not. Some archaeologists consider these young women to be brave travelers who must have come from Crete or Egypt 3,500 years ago. However, there is something peculiar about the white girls. They look like Caspians from North Africa who lived 12,000 years ago. Both have the same long torsos, bows, headdress and garter-like crossbands on their legs.

The White Lady of Brandberg studied by the Abbe Hnri Breuil, is a masterpiece. Because of her costume and a flower in her hand, she resembles a girl bull-fighter of Crete. But for some reason no leopards or hippopotami are painted in this gallery. These beasts were non-existent in that part of Africa a long time ago, whereas they are quite common now. Could the epoch of the white Amazons in Africa be more remote?

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