Myths of Archaeology



Myths of Archaeology


In the light of mounting evidence it is now clear that the picture of the past painted by historians and archaeologists is at best incomplete and at worst a myth.


Writings from ancient cultures around the globe speak of the decline of civilisation from an original "Golden Age." A cataclysmic disaster was said to have wiped out this highly advanced world.

Mainstream archaeology is of the view that man has progressively evolved both culturally and technologically from the primitive to the modern over the past ten thousand years or so. Indeed, this has become dogma. It was not that long ago that the 'men of science' in the West believed that the earth was flat and, at best, thousands rather than millions of years old. Woe betides anybody that believed otherwise. Where the time lines of human civilisation are concerned, this type of mindset still prevails.

The present article discusses some of the evidence that indicates that what we have been told by archaeologists is far from accurate; that what has been related to us about the origins of civilisation is seriously flawed.

End of the ice age

Could our advanced civilisation withstand huge earthquakes, horrendous volcanic eruptions, massive tidal waves and enormous rises in sea level? All of these things happened at the end of the last Ice Age. More than likely, our civilisation would be obliterated from the face of the earth, and it would be many, many thousands of years before man again reached the level of technological development that we have today. The only technology that would have survived would have had to have been protected in high altitude mountain caves or caverns and secret chambers. Perhaps that is what happened after the last global catastrophe, about twelve thousand years ago.

Ancient Maps

There is evidence that demonstrates that the ancient cartographer's knowledge of planet earth was surprisingly sophisticated. Some of their maps were amazingly accurate and reveal details of parts of the world that were not discovered until comparatively recently.

A number of highly accurate maps produced between the 11th and 17th centuries were probably copied from maps drawn many thousands of years earlier. Some of these maps, such as the 'Piri Reis Map' dating from 1513, show Greenland and Antarctica free of ice. These maps embody information far more detailed than was available to the navigators, map-makers and geographers of the Middle-Ages. It is possible they were originally drawn by a civilisation predating known history.