H/T to JR Bentley for alerting us to this HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT discovery in Australia:
Archaeologists in Australia have discovered the oldest stone axes with a ground edge on the planet! This discovery is very important because it sets back Australia’s human history to 65,000 years! That’s about 18,000 years earlier than thought. Further this date directly challenges the OOA (Out of Africa/Replacement Theory) along with theorized migration timelines and human evolution!
The archaeological team was excavating artifacts at the rock shelter known as “Madjedbebe” near the Kakadu National Park which is located about 300 km east of Darwin. The Madjedbebe is a rock shelter that sits atop the base of the Amhem land escarpment on a sandy plain. A number of artifacts were discovered by the team including the world’s oldest ground-edge axe head made by grinding rather than flaking. Chris Clarkson of the University of Queensland heads the team and research. He told reporters, “The site contains the oldest ground -edge stone axe technology in the world, the oldest known seed grinding tools in Australia and evidence of finely made stone points which may have served as spear tips.”
(left) Axes & Grinding stones found at site; (right) edge ground hand axe found at site
There are in fact many scientists who believe Madjedbebe is home of the earliest evidence of humans in Australia. This discovery has “universal importance” for the human evolution and for Australia’s native people as well as for Continue Reading
Is it possible that modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) or our forerunners archaic modern humans (Homo sapiens, Cro-magnons, et al) were living close to 1 mya? Generally, we’ve believed that modern humans came onto the scene about 100 kya then with new discoveries that was extended back to 200 kya and recently with new finds in Morocco the timeline for modern humans has been extended back to 300 kya.
Back in December of 1997 Discover Magazine ran an article about a controversial discovery. That discovery was made in Spain in 1995 in a cave called Gran Dolina in the Atapuerca region of Spain. This fossil suggested that modern humans were much older than believed, by far, in fact. The fossil was from an 11 year old boy who looked like a modern human yet it was dated at 800 kyr (hundred thousand years old). How is this possible if modern humankind is only 200-300 kyr?
This discovery, however, is not alone because in 1932 the famous Dr Louis Leakey made an astonishing find of his own! This discovery was made around Lake Victoria in Kenya, Africa. Leakey found numerous fossils belonging to the Middle Pleistocene that were really no different from modern man. Problem was that the Mid Pleistocene was about one million years ago!! (actually from about 781 to 126 thousand years ago). His discoveries were dismissed (as expected) but Leakey always maintained that the dating was CORRECT!
Returning to the 1995 discovery made in Spain, the find was so shocking that even the discoverers were shocked by it! Never in a million years did they expect to find any ancient human ancestor remains that looked like modern humans! The team was led by Dr Juan Luis Arsuaga Ferraras who said that he and his team expected something big and primitive but never modern looking. “What we found was a totally modern face,” he told the Discover magazine writers. “The most spectacular thing is finding something you thought belonged to the present, in the past….we were very surprised when we saw it.” Continue Reading
“The Northern Toltec in the American Southwest”
Authors: Dr Roberto Peron, Barb Benson, Rob L.
Dr. Cyclone Covey was a history professor at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and he had some interesting theories. One book he authored entitled “Calalus” tells of what he believes was a Roman Jewish colony in Arizona northeast of Tucson. He believed the “Tucson Artifacts” were real although most scholars believe them to be fakes. I’ll be posting about these artifacts after I examine them myself very soon.
Portrait of the Toltec emperor Tecpancaltzin lztaccaltzin, 9th ruler of the Toltecs
Covey believed various Jews sailed from the Portuguese port of Porto Cale and founded a city in Florida which they named “Cale.” Today this alleged ancient settlement is known as Ocala which is in North-Central Florida. He also held the view that some Jews escaped Rome and they also set sail to the Americas from Porto Cale in Portugal. Once across the Atlantic they established a Jewish-Roman colony in 775 A. D. near Tucson, Arizona. Further, he believes that during this time the Toltec controlled most of what is today Arizona and New Mexico and that they continuously fought with these new arrivals from Europe until decades later when they finally defeated them and took the Jews captive after destroying their two cities in Arizona. So, these northern Toltec took the Jewish-Roman survivors captive and marched them to Tula, the Toltec capital in Mexico. He also points out that the Toltec emperor at this time was white skinned with a beard! That the Toltec may have dominated Arizona and New Mexico is believed to be so by several researchers so Covey’s thesis is not all that far-fetched! Continue Reading
In a recent post on this blog we learned about the Haida people of British Columbia, Canada and how their oral tradition speaks of their ancestors sailing across the Pacific to Hawaii and even to Asia. The post I’m referring to is at:
From British Columbia to Hawaii is 2,763 miles and from Hawaii to Japan is about 4, 116 miles. So what we are talking about here is a distance between BC and Japan of about 6,879 miles and that is a pretty long distance. Question is when the Haida ancestors were doing all of this sailing upon the Pacific waters was the distance between these lands as long as it is today?
I bring this subject up because there is something known as “The Expanding Earth Hypothesis” which basically says our planet is growing and has grown bigger and bigger since the origins of our planet began. This theory has been mostly rejected by mainstream scientists today but let’s take a look at it for ourselves. Continue Reading
EVIDENCE THAT PACIFIC COAST NATIVE AMERICANS SAILED TO HAWAII AND ASIA?
I ran across this post yesterday and wanted to note it here as it discusses Native American cultures and canoes. The people living in the coastal regions were oriented towards the sea and rivers and they developed their canoes with a great degree of sophistication and artistry. Their canoes were large, elegant, and seagoing.
When the first Europeans came into their native lands they were amazed at the carrying capacity and construction of these Native American canoes which were used for fishing, whaling, and trade. That tells me that these people had a long tradition of sailing before the first Europeans arrived. The Haida people even have oral traditions that tell of sea voyages to Hawaii and, honestly, that’s pretty significant because that tells me that these people could sail half-way across the Pacific with no problem. So why not all the way across the Pacific with no problem?
Canoes were the primary source of transportation for these coastal Native American people since the dawn of time. They went on long trading voyages and distance was measured in how far a canoe could travel in a day. Continue Reading
H/T to JR Bentley for bringing this to my attention on his blog at:
The media is claiming this find is a “mysterious village” discovered in Canada that is over 10,000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. Mystery? Really? Not to some of us who have long advocated man crossing into the New World via the sea IN BOATS. Yes! I said BOATS!!
A team of researchers from the Hakai Institute at the University of Victoria and local Native Americans have discovered a 14 kya village with artifacts dating back to the last Ice Age. The site is now believed to be one of the oldest human settlements ever found in North America. Ironically, this discovery also proves the oral traditions of the Heltsuk Nation that for generations have told stories of an ancient coastal village. I think it’s fantastic that research has once AGAIN proven Native American oral history! Continue Reading
The Pesse Canoe, Netherlands, 8 kyr
The world’s oldest KNOWN boat is actually a canoe that basically is nothing more than a hollowed out log. It’s known as the “Pesse Canoe” and is dated at between 11-9.5 kya. It is kept in the Netherlands inside the Drents Museum. The Pesse Canoe is a dugout measuring 117 inches (9.75 ft) long and 17 inches wide. The material is from a single Scottish pine log. Marks inside the canoe indicate it was hallowed out using flint tools or antler tools.
This canoe was first discovered in 1955 during construction of a highway in the Netherlands near the village of Pesse, hence its name. It was found in a peat bog when the peat was being removed by roadway construction workers. It was located about six and one-half feet below the surface but was thought to only be an ancient log and nothing more. Upon closer inspection by a farmer named Hendrik Wanders it was determined to be a canoe. So was this thing seaworthy? That’s been an ongoing debate since it was found! Archaeologist Jaap Beuker made a replica of the canoe in 2011 and paddled the replica on the water successfully. So, it did float and it was seaworthy! Continue Reading