Once in a while I need to watch something odd and strange on TV like I did last night. I watched an episode of “Ancient Aliens” which was pretty interesting although likely NOT truthful……at least fully.
The episode centered on the Dropa Stones allegedly found in China in 1938 by a Chinese archaeologist named Chu Pu Tei. The stones were found in a cave along with a series of graves each containing an odd skeleton. The skeletons each measured about 3 ft 10 in length and had large heads with very skinny bodies. The Dropa Stones were buried with these people.
Photo of two of the Dropa Stones date unknown
The stones were eventually passed on to Professor Tsum Um Nui of the Beijing Academy for Ancient Studies. ???? Say what ???? Sorry but as far as I can find there is and never has been such an “academy” in China. To make a long story short, the Dropa Stones (some of them) were sent to Russia for scientific examination and then returned to China. They were displayed in a Chinese museum for a short time and then disappeared never to be seen again. And apparently so did the skeletons! Surprised? I’m not!!
The ironic thing I found in this episode was that these so called “Dropa Stones” highly resemble ancient Chinese Bi discs and the skeletal remains resemble those of a people who live in the area known as the “Dropka.” I would suspect that the skeletons were Dropka people who died from famine or some unknown disease and that would explain their skinny bodies and big heads. The Dropka people are a nomadic people who move between Tibet and China. They are a small people with a height of only about 4 feet tall.
Supposedly, when the Dropa Stones were sent to Moscow for examination they were put on a special turntable at which time they began to emit frequencies. These stones like the Bi discs have a whole in the center much like a record you’d play. So what were they and where are they today?
A Bi disc from China
The general consensus is that the Dropa Stones were a HOAX! They may have well be, however, I’d speculate that perhaps they were, in fact, very old Bi discs and not “alien” at all. These stones highly resemble the Bi discs which were made of jade, mostly, and carved with amazing varied designs. I’ve actually seen and examined some of these Bi discs and they are pretty amazing and beautiful but they are certainly not alien at all. Bi discs were very common and some have been found in ancient burials just like those found in the cave where the Dropa Stones were found with the skeletal remains. So although the Ancient Aliens episode was intriguing it was mostly based on fantasy IMO. The Dropa Stones are very old Bi discs and that’s all. Although the Bi discs are said to have been made of cobalt and a few other minerals the Bi discs are mostly made of jade. It is possible that these so called Dropa Stones were early specimens of what were to become Bi discs made before some artisan came up with the idea of using jade instead.
Chinese Bi disc are mostly about 1 foot in diameter just like the Dropa stones measurements!!
They call them burial chambers claiming they were built for the dead pharaohs BUT where are the bodies? I’m referring to the pyramids of Giza and not one dead body has been found in them. We find many dead bodies in the Valley of Kings where many pharaohs are entombed and we find a galore of hieroglyphics adorning the walls but we don’t find such artistic decor in the pyramids. No bodies and no hieroglyphics! In fact, the inside of the pyramids are rather……BORING and DULL, frankly!
In the Great Pyramid a new chamber was discovered last year above the Grand Gallery that is believed to be near the same size as the Grand Gallery. This is the first major discovery in the pyramids since the 19th century and it has astounded many scholars and Egyptologists. The purpose and function of the new chamber is unclear.
Experts believe that the pyramid builders placed cavities inside the pyramids to relieve stress on the giant structures and, thus, avoid collapsing them under the weight of the massive stones used in their construction. Researchers discovered the new chamber using cosmic-ray imaging similar to X-rays but going deeper. Continue Reading
Artistic depiction of Homo erectus
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A scientific consortium has found that human ancestors were scattered across Africa, and largely kept apart by a combination of diverse habitats and shifting environmental boundaries, such as forests and deserts. Millennia of separation gave rise to a staggering diversity of human forms, whose mixing ultimately shaped our species.
“While there is a continental-wide trend towards more sophisticated material culture, this ‘modernization’ clearly doesn’t originate in one region or occur at one time period.”
“When we look at the morphology of human bones over the last 300,000 years, we see a complex mix of archaic and modern features in different places and at different times,” said Prof. Chris Stringer, researcher at the London Natural History Museum. “As with the material culture, we do see a continental-wide trend towards the modern human form, but different modern features appear in different places at different times, and some archaic features are present until remarkably recently.” Continue Reading
Ancient stone tools and bones have been discovered in CHINA that suggest early humans may have left Africa and arrived in Asia much earlier than thought. The artifacts appear to suggest that early humans settled in East Asia over 2 mya. The artifacts were discovered in the southern Chinese Loess Plateau.
The oldest dates to 2.12 myr making them 270,000 years older than the 1.85 million year old skeletal remains and stone tools found at Dmanisi, Georgia. Until this most recent discovery the artifacts found at Dmanisi were believed to be the oldest evidence for humanity outside of Africa. The stone tools show evidence of having been used and most are made from quartzite and quartz. Finding the stone tools and animal bones shows that early human ancestors dwelt in the area of the Chinese Loess Plateau. At that time the climate of this region was very different from what it is today. Continue Reading
Southeast Asia is one of the most genetically diverse areas of the world and for more than 100 years researchers have been debating which theory of origins of the human population there is correct. One theory holds the view that indigenous Hoabinhain hunter-gatherers populated the area 44 kya and developed farming techniques on their own without input from early farmers from East Asia. The opposing theory holds the view that migrating rice farmers from China replaced the indigenous Hoabinhian people. However, new research and evidence now suggests that BOTH theories are WRONG!! At least neither is completely correct let me say more specifically.
The new study spearheaded by the University of Cambridge has found modern SE Asian people derive their ancestry from at least four ancient populations! Researchers used DNA from human skeletal remains found in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, and Japan dating back to 8 kya. DNA samples also included samples from the indigenous Hoabinhian people and from the Jomon people of Japan. This is all a scientific first, notably, as previously the oldest DNA collected only dated back to around 4 kya.
Twenty-six ancient human genomes were sequenced successfully and compared with modern DNA from people living in SE Asia today. The environment of SE Asia is NOT conducive to DNA preservation so this study is significant for that reason alone. Jungles have few skeletal remains and that’s one big reason we have such a difficult time finding the remains of ancient human ancestors in that area. Continue Reading
Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have found evidence in the Western Arctic of a massive flood of fresh water believed to have been the cause of an abrupt cold snap that began around 13 kya. This abrupt climate change is known as the Younger Dryas which is believed to have ended 1000 years of global warming.
Just what brought about the Younger Dryas has been an issue for debate and speculation with most scientists believing it was brought about by a sudden influx of huge amounts of freshwater from melting ice sheets and glaciers. This fresh water rushed into the Atlantic and disrupted the deep water circulation system that moves warm water and releases heat into the atmosphere. Unfortunately, geologic evidence for this has been lacking.
Map of Global Ocean Currents
Evidence of such a flood was undertaken near where the MacKenzie River enters the Arctic Ocean forming the border between Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories. Sediment cores were gathered along the continental slope east of the river. Analyzing these core samples the team evidence of a huge freshwater flood dating to about 13 kya. Continue Reading
Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant, wide-ranging health benefits according to research by the University of East Anglia. The study concluded that exposure to nature reduces the risk of Type II Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, high blood pressure, and stress among other ailments.
People who spend time out in nature also are more likely to report good health overall. The study involved global data from 290 million people. Researchers want to know if spending time out in nature really does have a positive impact on health and they found that it does!! The study defined nature as “green space” which included natural vegetation as well as urban parks and street vegetation so it wasn’t wholly focused on the wilds alone.
The study analyzed the health of people with little access to green spaces compared to people with high amounts of access to green spaces. They found that living close to nature (natural green spaces) is indeed associated with significant health benefits. The study also found that people who live close to nature have lower diastolic blood pressure, heart rates, and stress. Depression and anxiety levels are also reduced. The study speculates that people living close to nature have stronger immune systems. Study researchers hope that their findings will encourage health care professionals to recommend to their patients that they spend more time in nature. Continue Reading
Chubu University scientist Dr. Kunihiko Takeda told a national audience recently on a national television program that during the second half of 2018 COLD will be the focus of reports and media rather than warming. He went on to say that reports of rapid ice melt in the Arctic and Antarctica are lies and global warming is also a lie and hoax.
Dr Takeda said that planet is NOT warming but is actually cooling. The professor is an engineering with a major in Resource Material Engineering and is not a climatologist. More and more scientists are now focusing on global cooling instead of global warming. Let us keep in mind that we are presently in the warming period that began around 12K years ago but one day it will end and another Ice Age will dawn, if it isn’t already. There have been MANY Ice Ages and many warming periods and some of those warming periods were much warmer than we are today. And NONE of these were human caused btw as there were not that many humans around and they certainly did NOT have the technology w have today. Continue Reading