The ancients knew MORE than history actually acknowledges. As a researcher and historian, I find it arrogant that historians over time poo-poo the legends and myths of ancient peoples as being “absolute fact and recording of real history” and instead relegate such aboriginal and native legends to the category of “fancy fictional lip flapping” to entertain.
Do you feel the same way? How is it when someone gets an archaeological or anthropological degree they immediately think they are smarter than an entire people and with such degree in hand they can claim the stories of the ancients “works of fiction” instead of “actual recording of history”? How arrogant is that?
Personally, I believe most passed down aboriginal stories and native accounts are more based on fact than being rooted in fiction in entertainment. For me, I choose to believe the telling of stories for “entertainment purposes only” is a more modern invention, and that ancient man was telling stories to share their history and as such, the story teller was a venerated position and not one relegated to that akin to a court jester or mere entertainer.
So, why is it academia continues to lump all legends and native stories into the fiction category? Why is it not the other way around, kind of like a court of law? True, until proven untrue?
The answer is each successive generation believes the generations before (especially those in the far, far past) were ignorant and feeble, with slack jawed slobbering tendencies while barely able to feed and clothe themselves. Guess it is the need of each generation to think of itself and being better and more accomplished than the last. But in such thought comes a huge disconnection with reality and as such, we as a collective peoples and society, have lost more history than we have gained. The following article proves this point.
Many ancients in North America such as the ancient ancestors of the Chickasaw and Choctaw peoples tell of problems, wars, issues and even trading with the “red headed devils”, but in their “I am more knowledgeable than those who lived it – modern archaeologists and anthropologists have labeled such stories as “mythology”.
Well…. New flash… once again academia has lost another mythology to the proven science of a hard discovery. Here is the story:
Viking Ship Discovered Near Mississippi River
Memphis| A group of volunteers cleaning up the shores of the Mississippi river near the biggest city in Tennessee, have stumbled upon the remains of an ancient boat encrusted in mud. A team of archeologists from the University of Memphis that was rapidly called to the site, confirmed that the ship is most certainly a Viking knarr, suggesting the Norse would have pushed their exploration of America a lot further than historians previously thought.
The heavily damaged ship was found near the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers, and lies on a private property. It has a length of about 16 meters, a beam of 4.5 meters, and a hull that is estimated capable of carrying up to 24 to 28 tons, a typical size for this type of ship. Knarrs were naval vessels that were built by the Norsemen from Scandinavia and Iceland for Atlantic voyages, but also used for trade, commerce, exploration, and warfare during an era known as the Viking Age, that goes approximately from 793 to 1066 AD. They were clinker built, which means the overlapping of planks riveted together. It was capable of sailing 75 miles (121 km) in one day and held a crew of about 20 to 30 men.
This new discovery could be one of the oldest evidence of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact, and it certainly brings to mind the famous colony of”Vinland” mentioned in the Icelandic Sagas. This mythical colony would have been established by Leif Ericson around the same period as the settlement at l’Anse aux Meadows, in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the most famous site of a Norse or Viking settlement in North America outside Greenland.
Butternuts found in the Newfoundland site had already suggested that the Norse had explored the continent because they do not grow naturally north of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, hundreds of kilometers away from any known Viking settlement.
The carbon dating of the new ship estimates that it dates from between 990 and 1050 AD, approximately the period associated with Vinland and the various Canadian sites (L’Anse aux Meadows, Tantfield Valley, Avayalik Islands). This could mean that the Viking had actually developed a far wider trade network in the Americas that what was traditionnally believed. Unfortunately, very few other artefacts have yet been found on the site, suggesting the crew must have most likely abandoned the ship and continued on foot.
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Earth’s Core Solid Gold? Hollow Earth Theory? Current Events Baffle
Is the earth’s solid inner core made of pure gold? Just imagine what a vast treasure that would be? Some scientist believe this is where gold comes to the surface of the earth from; melts from the core and bubbles up to the earths surface during various geological events! It is believed that the core also contains enough gold, platinum and other siderophile elements that if extracted and poured onto the Earth’s surface it would cover the entire Earth with a coating 0.45 m (1.5 feet) deep. The fact that precious metals and other heavy elements are so much more abundant in the Earth’s inner core than in its crust is explained by the theory of the so-called iron catastrophe, an event that occurred before the first eon during the accretion phase of the early Earth.
How about this theory? A vast network of tunnels span the length of the globe. Could the Earth be hollow and civilizations live underneath of very feet? This theory was so widely believed that both the United States Government and Hitler’s Nazi Force mounted expeditions.
As one who explores and knows much is hidden beneath our feet, I am forced to research these topics. With recent events in Siberia, I am now forced once again to take a long hard look at what may be “really” hidden within our planet (see below – amazing photos), but first – some background on the “Hollow Earth Theory”. Perhaps some of the most bizarre scientific theories ever considered were those concerning the possibility that the Earth was hollow. One of the earliest of these was proposed in 1692 by Edmund Halley.
Edmund Halley was a brilliant English astronomer whose mathematical calculations pinpointed the return of the comet that bears his name. Halley was fascinated by the earth’s magnetic field. He noticed the direction of the field varied slightly over time and the only way he could account for this was there existed not one, but several, magnetic fields. Halley came to believe that the Earth was hollow and within it was a second sphere with another field. In fact, to account for all the variations in the field, Halley finally proposed that the Earth was composed of some four spheres, each nestled inside another.
Halley also suggested that the interior of the Earth was populated with life and lit by a luminous atmosphere. He thought the aurora borealis, or northern lights, was caused by the escape of this gas through a thin crust at the poles.
Others picked up Halley’s hollow-earth theory often adding their own twists. In the eighteen century Leonhard Euler, a Swiss mathematician, replaced the multiple spheres theory with a single hollow sphere which contained a sun 600 miles wide that provided heat and light for an advanced civilization that lived there. Later Scottish mathematician Sir John Leslie proposed there were two inside suns (which he named Pluto and Proserpine).
One of the most ardent supporters of hollow-earth was the American John Symmes. Symmes was an ex-army officer and a business man. Symmes believed that the Earth was hollow and at the north and south poles there were entrances, 4,000 and 6,000 miles wide, respectively, that led to the interior. Symmes dedicated much of his life to advancing his theory and raising money to support an expedition to the North Pole for the purpose of exploring the inner earth. He was never successful, but after his death one of his followers, a newspaper editor named Jeremiah Reynolds, helped influence the U.S. government to send an expedition to Antarctica in 1838. While the explorers found no hole there, they did bring back convincing evidence that Antarctica was not just a polar ice cap, but the Earth’s seventh continent.
Now, that you have a simple overview on the two theories, take a look at what has just developed in Siberia.
New unexplained holes have appeared in Siberia following the mystery over a giant crater on the Yamal Peninsula. A second is in the same permafrost region of northern Russia, and a third on the Taymyr Peninsula, to the east, in Kransoyark region. Reindeer herders who almost fell in spotted both. The original hole received worldwide attention after being identified by helicopter pilots some 20 miles (32km) from a huge gas extraction plant at Bovanenkov.
Part of being a Hidden History and Lost Treasure Hunter is knowing how to decode ancient rock symbols. To be able to do so, one must study a symbol discipline of several eras just to begin to decode symbols and their true meanings. For the last few weeks I have been head long immersed into the following ancient symbols: South-Arabian, Modern Arabic, Safitic, Lihyanite, Royal Sabean, Ethiopian, Thamudean, Roman, Faliscan, Neo Etruscean, Early Roman, Oscan, Ertruscean, Athenian, Corinthian, Arcadia, Melos/Thera, Phenician, Hebrew, Aramaic, Byblos, Proto Sinaitic, Vinca, Azillian and Gosel (Gosel goes back to 12,000 B.C.) and there are still some symbols in the rock carving I am studying (38 different symbols in all) I cannot decipher or place.
So after about 200 hours of continual research in trying to decode the symbols that perplexed me, I came across the following headline:
NASA: Ancient Rock Art ‘Might Have Been Made By Aliens’ Not Human Civilizations -
Talk about a shocker! First glance this was a hoax story, that is until I obtained and read the NASA book on the subject (Yes, I have attached a FREE download book for you of the NASA 300 plus page publication). Here is the basis for NASA releasing the book:
Nasa has released a new book that suggests ancient rock carvings found across the globe were may have been created by extraterrestrials.
As the search for life on planets other than our own continues, the space agency has suggested ways in which we might communicate with aliens from other worlds.
In one section, William Edmondson, from the University of Birmingham, considers the possibility that rock art on Earth is of extraterrestrial origin.
“We can say little, if anything, about what these patterns signify, why they were cut into rocks, or who created them,” he writes. “For all intents and purposes, they might have been made by aliens.”
Edmondson maintains that suggesting the ancient markings were created by aliens is necessary to reframe the way we go about searching for signals from other worlds – and how we make contact.
“Consider again, therefore, the desirability of establishing symbolic/linguistic communication with ETI [Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence],” it reads. “It is helpful to review some parallels from human existence that pose problems for us today.”
“One of these is “rock art,” which consists of patterns or shapes cut into rock many thousands of years ago. Such ancient stone carvings can be found in many countries… We can say little, if anything, about what these patterns signify, why they were cut into rocks, or who created them.”
The book, Archaeology, Anthropology And Interstellar Communications, is edited by Douglas Vakoch, the director of Interstellar Message Composition at the Seach for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute.
Vakoch’s research studies ways in which different civilisations might “create messages that could be transmitted across interstellar space” – allowing communication between humans and extraterrestrials without face-to-face contact.
The introduction to the book states: “Addressing a field that has been dominated by astronomers, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists, the contributors to this collection raise questions that may have been overlooked by physical scientists about the ease of establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence.”
Elsewhere, authors tackle the question of the possible biology, evolution and physics of an alien race. Vakoch examines methods in which extraterrestrials might communicate, as messaging through sound, as we do on Earth, may not be possible.
So what say you? Could some of the symbols we all struggle to decode and rediscover hidden history and recover lost treasures, really be otherworldly?
Gold, Diamonds, Rubies, Silver, Coins, Ancient Text or rare artifacts are precious treasures, but have you ever taken the time to look at some of the most fantastic treasures on the earth that are absolutely free? Treasure Hunting, just in terms of getting outdoors, or even digging deep into research is a mind freeing exercise.
Getting outdoors and hunting history has a valuable payoff of fantastic treasures, in the visual and spiritual sense both. Below are some of the most amazing – and absolutely free – treasures to feast your soul upon in this world! So feed your soul, feed your dreams and at the worst case, add a few more places to your “personal bucket list”.
Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia – The salt flat is so reflective, it’s used to calibrate satellites. During the rainy season, the world’s largest salt flat becomes the world’s largest mirror. The Salar was born when several prehistoric lakes merged into one.
Tianzi Mountains, China – You have seen these before -they were used in James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Formed underwater 380 million years ago, the flow destroyed surrounding sandstone, leaving only resilient stone pillars. Some of the columns have reached over 4,000 feet above sea level.
Reed Flute Caves, China – This 240-meter-long cave system. Massive multicolored stalactites, stalagmites and pillars were all created through water erosion.
Skaftafell Ice Cave, Iceland – temporary structures that form at the edge of glaciers when flowing water melts a hole into glaciers. Due to the tightly packed nature of the ice there are very few air bubbles and absorbs all light except for blue, giving the ice its unique color.
Fly Geyser, Nevada – Fly Geyser was accidentally created when a well was drilled and left uncapped. Minerals and algae started to rise from the geyser and accumulated to form an alien-like mound.
These are only a few of these amazing natural treasures – click this link to see even more: LOOK HERE
This is such an important topic we are forced to write on it once again. Treasure Hunters can quickly succumb to an eye disease. Somehow, in the universe of wishful thinking all treasure and history hunters, myself included; fall prey to an “eye disease” of the “mind”. I say of the mind because it is not really an EYE disease, but a “mind’s eye” disease.
It is an phenomena that can overly consume ones time and money, problem is money can be replaced, but the loss of time cannot.
So to tell this story, I have included in this article TONS OF PHOTO, first some “funny” – “I see Jesus” photos, so you can see how the mind can so readily accept “seeing things” and then some more photos of REAL SIGNS treasure and history hunters encounter in the field, and then photos that can “trick” the “minds eye”. But before the education on the disease, lets look at the ‘disease” in FOOD FORM instead of rocks!
Now I know using “Jesus” to prove a point is sort “off putting”, but the point is, our mind can see things that are not there (and this is not a religious post, so lets move on). This is about being able to discern what is REAL and what is NOT REAL and there is a clinical reason and name for this occurance. First here is what Stephanie Pappas says on this topic:
The man in the moon. Jesus in toast. The Virgin Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich. Faces are everywhere — even when they’re not, strictly speaking, supposed to be.
Now, new research reveals the brain processes that underlie these facial false alarms, a phenomenon called “face pareidolia.” The findings suggest that expectations matter. When people expect to see a face, these expectations may activate a brain region responsible for processing faces, the researchers report in the April issue of the journal Cortex.
Pareidolia is a well-known phenomenon, responsible for turning a rocky landform on Mars into a face and a water stain on a Chicago underpass into the Virgin Mary. Not all instances of pareidolia result in visions of faces. For example, in 2013, eagle-eyed Internet sleuths swore up and down that NASA’s Curiosity Rover had caught a snapshot of a rat on Mars.
Tricking the brain
The neural basis of this phenomenon is less understood, however, researchers from the University of Toronto and several institutions in China report in Cortex. To study what goes on in the brain during these misidentifications, the researchers recruited 20 Chinese men and asked them to look at imagery while in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine. The fMRI measures changes in the magnetic properties of oxygen-rich and oxygen-depleted blood, which enables researchers to tell which areas of the brain are getting an influx of blood flow at any given time. This blood flow signals increased neuron activity in those regions.
The researchers first asked the men to look at a series of images, all of which were obscured with the kind of static-y visual “noise” you might see on a television with a bad cable connection. Two images showed male faces, one easy to discern and the other camouflaged. Two others showed letters, again with one easy to see and one difficult to spot. The final image was pure black-and-white, splotchy noise.
The face and letter experiments were done separately, a week apart for each participant, but the set-up was the same. The men were asked to push one handheld button if they saw a face (or letter) and another if they could not.
After this initial test, the men saw another series of images and were told half contained faces (or letters). This time, however, all of the images were secretly just visual noise. The men were again asked to press a button to indicate whether they saw a face or letter in the pattern.
Your mind on pareidolia
The results revealed that priming people to look for identifiable objects in random patterns is bound to create a few hits. The participants reported seeing faces 34 percent of the time and letters 38 percent of the time, despite there being none in the images they saw.
NOW WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ON THIS TOPIC
Decoding Symbols, specifically Treasure Symbols is like any science; there are specific steps, formulas and applied logic. Applied logic is the key. When one is pursuing Lost History and Lost Treasure your success WILL ultimately come down to decoding symbols. Not just decoding them and their hidden meanings, but decoding them correctly.
First, let me share with you some background information of why I wrote this particular article. Two times, in just the last twelve months, we have been contacted by a fellow treasure hunter who was seeking help in their pursuit. These two individuals had some of the same things in common:
On the POSITIVE SIDE:
1. They each had the total passion a dedication needed to be successful in rediscovering Lost History and/or Lost Treasure.
2. They followed various online treasure forums and groups to gain knowledge
3. They possessed a never give up attitude (needed for being successful in rediscovering and recovering lost history and lost treasures)
4. They invested in their education to train themselves on lost history and treasure hunting to help insure their success
5. They were willing to out their money into their venture to take the steps to “go for it”
All of the above five traits are needed for anyone to be successful in their hunts, BUT some of the same traits can work against one as well. Here are the five traits these two people over who contacted me had that were NEGATIVE to their goals:
A. They DID NOT do DEEP RESEARCH into their particular treasure they were hunting, to VERIFY their particular treasure was real to begin with
B. In following online groups and such, THEY took information AS TRUTH from people expression opinions on decoding treasure symbols that have never actually found and recovered a treasure and only put out THEIR unproven ideas about such (RULE: can’t find tomb from someone who has not found a tomb, and what is a tomb? A place were a body was entombed, thus finding a tomb would require entering such tomb, finding the body, making a recovery and documenting the recovery – NOT JUST calling a site a tomb site).
C. Their never give up attitude was trumped by “lets go NOW” and as such they moved too fast trying to recover their target treasure
D. They DID INVEST IN their education, but the books they bought were total bogus junk with NO BASIS in fact, and they did NOT buy everything on the subject and check out EVERYTHING on the subject
E. Finally, yes they spent their money, but with poor research, poor education, and no help or advice from real treasure hunters THEY BOTH LOST THEIR LIFE SAVINGS AND BANKRUPTED THEIR FAMILIES?
As for me, I try to cut everyone some slack if possible, but I have no tolerance for those who put out bogus “treasure hunting and symbol decoding information” when they have no expertise in it, have never made any finds and the only experience they ever had in life was as limited to teaching preschoolers how to make clay models, or pushed cattle and sheep in Wyoming.
There are no ancient secrets to decoding the past, there is only great research and applied logic. No, no Ancient Ghost is going to swoop down and possess your body and mind and all of a sudden IF you draw enough lines on a photograph the decoding will appear. THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN, and SEEING IS BELIEVING and unlike succeeding – IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SEE, is is most likely not there to be seen in the first place.
So before you go out and spend your money trying to find a lost treasure, educate yourself and STUDY EVERYTHING and EVERYONE and then just use some APPLIED LOGIC AND COMMON SENSE . Decide for yourself what is real. So, now lets get to learning about treasure symbols and secret codes that point to things lost and the best way to do that is to TRAIN YOUR EYES.
To train your eyes I am going to show you some REAL, CARVED BY MAN, SYMBOLS that led to hidden things. Look them over, take them in, see how they are permanent, easily seen (seen is different from decoded), see how they are made to LAST, and the environment does not ruin them beyond recognition over time.
Look at these symbols with this in your mind:
IF you were to hide $10,000,000 in gold would YOU DO THE FOLLOWING?
- make light faint lines in rocks to mark you way – that might fade over the years? HELL NO
- make your treasure symbols and markers out of loose gravel that wind, rain, animals and snow could wash away? HELL NO
- spend 10 years or more moving dirt or trying the carve the side of a whole mountain for all to see (and observe what you are doing and ask over time – Hey Noah, why are you doing that?) HELL NO – you want to keep a low profile
- make your “here is my vault” carved stone from the stone the size of a softball or volleyball and then set it on the side of a hill or trail so you remember your way years later, when that stone can be moved by wind, rain, snow and animals? HELL NO
You get my picture. When someone hides something of great value they DO NOT BROADCAST it, they use natural landmark and hidden marks and symbols to lead the way and THEY ARE ALL PERMANENT and can’t be picked up and carry away by the local rock lover!
SOLID- PERMANENT- NOTICEABLE – ENDURING – NOT ENVIRONMENTALLY EFFECTED – MADE TO LAST!
Here are some real signs and symbols to authentic hidden things and treasures:
Now I could keep going here and adding real image after real man made image left to mark a location. But there are also some in nature that can trick you into thinking they are real, but they are only geo anomalies and not MAN MADE, How can you tell, the weathering patterns and the lack of tool marks (see the about and you can always see the man made tool marks). Here are some that look real, but are in fact naturally occurring:
I know, even this one here LOOKS like a face, but is in fact NOT MAN MADE and is the result of a shearing anomaly.
Hard to believe on this one, but mother nature can fool even the best of us.
Sometime nature will create images that look man made, but they are not.
But notice the lack of tool marks and the obvious weather and erosion formation of these images compared to the starting images. Once you train your eyes, you can pick out what is real and influenced by the hand of man and what is the result of environmental reasons.
Once again, lets go BACK to looking at proven MAN MADE carvings, symbols, and glyphs marking hidden things:
As you can clearly see with your eyes, when looking at man made and influenced versus nature made and influenced- side by side there is NO MISTAKING WHAT WAS MADE BY MAN and LEFT AS A CODE AND SYMBOL.
REAL AND AUTHENTIC SYMBOLS noting secret, sacred or treasure filled places are NOT subtle, they SCREAM to the viewer LOOK – even a 5 year old child can tell what man made versus what nature made after studying these photos.
Now lets turn our attention back to those TWO FELLOWS who threw away their life savings and families financial security on bad information and training.
One has to be crazy to chase lost history and lost treasures and every family has members that will say “you’re wasting your time” or “you are never going to find anything”. That is okay, we all have those around us, but you don’t have to be as crazy as running off half cocked filled with misinformation that only waste your time and money.
These two people had one HUGE THING IN COMMON – they both had bought books and trusted people to teach them how to read the symbols, yet the people they trusted were nothing more than cowpokes with a propensity to use Microsoft Paint to doctor photos and then happened to publish their findings in book form and then call themselves Professional Treasure Hunters.
You and I are going to decode their images and see if the are real secrets and symbols, or just wishful thinking. Here is one of my first rule of thumbs:
1. IF YOU HAVE to draw lines on it for it to be seen as a symbol, is it MOST LIKELY NOT A SYMBOL
2. If the ground the symbol is supposedly located on is eroded, then how can an ancient symbol be there in the first place? Would it not eroded away as well?
Remember, applied LOGIC and COMMON SENSE. Now lets dissect some images out there for all to see on the Internet from wise – Treasure Symbol Professionals and you see if you can SEE. And IF you cannot see, then maybe at least you can smell? Smell the stink on the images.
First, here is the master image that is held out as a treasure site:
This is the base image we are going to keep coming back to, because as the “professional” states this is a site of “Skulls, Kings, Queens and vast treasure”.
Now, here is the supposed images buried within the above master photo. NOTE- outside of obvious erosion that formed in a pyramid shape, there is not anything else I see.
BUT the “Professional” states there are all kind of symbols here. For sake of clarity, each original native not marked image will be called “Master Image” and the doctored image to help you SEE what the supposed Professional see, I have labeled “Cowboy Con” (because you would have to be a beer chugging, totally drunk cowboy to see ANY of the images notated on the photograph.
So WITHOUT further wait – here are all the supposed images hidden to us who DO NOT know how to read them:
Now, I do not know about you, but I don’t really SEE what the person noted saw.
So, lets use some common sense and break down the image in a methodical scientific way and SEE what we can really SEE:
FIRST: lest study the knife handle. The Cowboy Con photo shows a handle and a knife blade.
What do you REALLY SEE WITHOUT the lines added?
Same photo, not retouched by us, just cropped and placing original next to the “Colored”. I see NO Knife Handle, and the land is eroded and the slightest wind will move the rocks, as would rain or storms, so why would ANCIENTS leave a mark? Wouldn’t it stand to reason with all the erosion, that the erosion created the handle ALTHOUGH I CANNOT SEE A HANDLE????
Call me weird, but this looks like the one too many Coronas!
Now for the TOP OF THE PYRAMID:
Okay, YES I can see a pyramidal shape, but it is obviously due to erosion. Anyone can see that, and the slab of rock underneath where the base limestone shows through, but is depicted as a blade, is really just the base rock exposed by erosion. This is very easy to see. ADDING a drawn pyramid does not make this a sign or code to something secret.
NOW THE KNIFE TIP:
All too obvious here is the tip is formed by the underlying limestone here being forced down by a basalt intrusion and erosion and thus the illusion of a point. Looking between the fairly tale draw on photo, compared to the original, one can see the coloration of rock that is tanned above, have broken away and eroded to a pile forming the lower pile that make the grey rock tip to a point. Very easy to see. NOT A SYMBOL. Not a symbol, never was a symbol.
NOW FOR THE POT OF GOLD:
Once again the native symbol. Lets look at the so called experts decode once again as well:
Other than drawing a bunch of lines on a photo and saying they are codes and treasures, LOOK FOR YOURSELF.
It is plan to see there is noting here and this is eroded soil on a mountain or cliff side and piled up.
PUT YOU IN THE PLACE OF THE ANCIENTS:
If you were hiding secrets or codes, would they be obviously carved in stone as the listed photos at the start of this blog, or would you have done them in eroded soil?
1. If the soil is eroded you can’t find the symbols 100′s or even 1000′s of years later
2. If you were not smart enough to carve real symbols, and IF you even did bury something here, HOW COULD you find it once again after every trace erode away? YOU CAN’T
Lesson to be learned:
1. Do you research and compare everything
2. Use common sense and logic when SEEING CODES
3. If it has to be drawn on to SHOW YOU, then it was NEVER THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE
4. Before y0u waste your hard earned money chasing treasure, make sure treasure is real, the symbols are real an your facts are solid.
If you really want to learn how to read and decode treasure symbols, here are our two text books on the subject:
Addicted to Artifacts? Arrowheads? Will “Selfie-Incrimination” put an end to the beloved Hobby? ExpeditionHistory.org
Just a few short weeks ago a local news anchor in Arkansas stooped to a new low for local television journalism by stating “arrowhead collecting and selling ” was the new financial support system for “illegal drug use, the distribution of illegal drugs”, and she even went further to promote “”it supports child pornography”! Talk about over reaching and viewer backlash.
Viewer backlash was in the 1000’s. The news reporter did not take the time to research the beloved collecting hobby and passion of millions of people around the globe and tens of thousands of people with her state’s broadcast signal.
But a new, legal collectors initiated self-management program is combating the negative publicity and rooting out “illegal arrowhead collectors”!
The TV News Reporters over reach was to add further fuel to the negative publicity fire that makes good, honest and hardworking Americans that love to collect arrowheads and collect them legally, look like the bad guys. Instead of reporting on the hobby and its strong advocate base in the US, the decision was made to attempt to besmirch the industry and lump it in with “druggies, drug dealers and purveyors of child porn”.
Any logical and reasoning individual knows the selling of arrowheads does not support or fund the drug trade. So who are these passionate and legal collectors and hobbyist?
You may be surprised to find out the sport of “arrowhead collecting” (yes many consider it a sport since it involves being outside, walking and hiking, which the obvious by-product is EXERCISE). Collectors consider it a sport as well since many engage in a “can you top this?” friendly challenge of competition with other collectors.
Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Writers, Police Officers, Fire Fighters, EMTs, Soccer Moms, Realtors and even a vast array of retired individuals who hail from the military, former state legislative positions and even former mayors are passionately engaged in the legal hobby of collecting and recovering arrowheads. That impressive list does not even include the many who are students and professionals of all types and ages.
Seems Artifact Collecting is an addiction along the lines of those passionate about bowling, fishing, hunting, painting or even other collecting trends such as trinkets, silverware, guitar picks, old books and even the collecting of art.
Interesting point is most collectors of artifacts DO NOT consider themselves collectors, but more importantly “rescuers of artifacts”.
How does one rescue artifacts?
Technically arrowheads were lost many, many years ago, but now with more and more land being plowed over in the name of urban sprawl, arrowheads are being scrapped up to the surface and exposing them to damage. What kind of damage? If tractors keep inadvertently driving and plowing over exposed arrowheads the arrowheads then end up being broken and suffering an even more damaging fate than just being lost to history. So many hard working men, women and their families head out when the weather is great (working hand in hand with private land owners) and start rescuing these artifacts so they can admired, enjoyed, learned from and shared among honest and legal collectors.
In fact, private collectors and artifact rescuers have saved more arrowheads than all archaeologists combined, and a significant number of the most impressive rediscoveries in the documenting and preserving for posterity of arrowheads have come directly from the individual artifact rescuers, their friends and family.
Without this dedicated and passionate hobby, history would surely be lost to time.
The simple fact is educational institutions, with ever decreasing budgets, almost no longer fund any diggings, excavations and artifacts just keep descending deeper into the ground and the forever lost hole in history.
So why all the bad press and hub-bub?
Simply put: it has become rabidly politically correct to bash the collecting of artifacts and specifically arrowheads. This is the unintended consequences of people hearing a “report” (like the horrible press that instigated this report) and then they just jump on the “politically correct” bandwagon and repeat hearsay, never taking the time to dig for the real facts.
So when criminal individuals enter a Native Reservation and decimate and rob a mound, those actions of a very, very few, backlash on thousands upon thousands of honest, legal, law abiding and history promoting and artifact protecting citizens.
Fact is most people do not dig into the real facts, and just regurgitate ill-conceived inflammatory reports and as such, arrowhead collecting by private, law abiding citizens who are actually protecting history and rescuing it for future generations.
Unfortunately, one intentionally incredulously reported news story leaves a stink covering good people that are actually the ones protecting the artifacts.
Consider this, when legal collectors come across illegal digs, these honest citizens are the ones who REPORT such crimes to authorities. With state and federal funds disappearing, areas that need protecting just simply cannot be patrolled and protected, however real collectors are outdoor people and as such they come in direct contact with outdoor spaces and immediately recognize illegal digs and report them.
More legal collars have been fostered over the last several decade’s thanks NOT to law enforcement, but to those aware citizens, who happen to be artifact rescuers, who recognize illegal activities.
But as long as news stations care more about ratings than truthfulness in reporting, stories will keep airing and keep harming private citizens and their perfectly legal private collecting rights.
But change has come.
Since the hobby is being harmed by the activities of a few (very few – maybe 1 – in 225,000) the LEGAL HOBBY is now being forced to take steps to keep the hobby safe, protected, legal and allowable.
Leading the charge in this step to improve the image of legal collectors and to educate the public at large that artifacts and arrowheads can and are being collected and rescued legally is Artifact Addictions and its Administrators.
Artifact Addictions is a global Facebook Group of over 10,000 legal artifact collectors and rescuers with policies in place to expose illegal arrowhead “diggers”.
But it does not stop there. Artifact Addictions and other groups representing collectors all around the world are instituting “self-management” procedures and stepping up to improve the image of all collectors and it seems to be working and catching on.
Since news stations and reporters who are “against” the collecting of artifacts, including LEGAL COLLECTING are using online images to “build a case” that illegal collecting is rampant across America. But they ignore the fact most the people collecting are legal and recovering and collecting legally.
The downfall has now become the “Selfie” and the “Selfie” has now become the “Selfie-Incriminating Evidence”. Legal Collectors now need to protect themselves from their “selfies” being used against them.
Think of it this way, when a rogue reporter pulls an online a photo of a person standing in the dirt holding an arrowhead and then adds that to a “report” to a Senator or Congressman, they don’t bother to disclose the photo is a fully legal “collection of an artifact”; so to the short attention spanned who don’t do their own research, it can seem 100’s of thousands of people are “robbing ancient graves” and that is just not the case.
Here is what “legal collectors” are doing to improve the situation and image of legal collecting: Instead of selfies they are now photographing their finds ONE THE GROUND where they were legally found. Thus no bad connotation can be drawn from the innocent photo of a rescued artifact.
Collectors are now willingly posting their support of legal collecting and denouncing illegal digs. Collectors are now, with pride, displaying within their online profiles and websites the “Collectors Creed” and “NOTICE of Origin of Posted Artifacts”.
These public notices are showing to the public and those who despise “artifact collecting” that collecting of artifacts is both legal and a respected hobby participated in by people who care. Soon, as the banners and notice catch on, one will be able to tell an amateur or illegal collector, by not seeing the approved banners and Collectors Creed displayed by honest law abiding collectors.
Arrowhead collecting is a beloved sport and hobby of many and this new grass roots self-management program proves just how much they love the hobby and care to keep the hobby safe, protected, legal and to root out those who destroy protected sites.
Great job guys!
NOTE: If your group administrator or local club has not provided you with a digital copy of the “Collectors Creed” and “NOTICE of Origin of Posted Artifact” feel free to right mouse click and grab them here.
Display your support of legal collecting and ethics among proud arrowhead collectors.
Loaded on a ship at a time the United States was destined to head into the Civil War, a 280-foot wooden-hulled steamship, en route to New York from San Francisco, was carrying as much as 21 tons of gold ingots, freshly minted gold coins and raw gold from California mines when it sank in a hurricane in September 1857. The sinking triggered part of what historians say was the first U.S. financial crisis, known as the Panic of 1857. Most of the ship’s 477 passengers — many of them gold prospectors — perished. Great Video and Photos Below:
Whether the story is 15 tons or 21 tons, (forget the 2 tons said to already of been recovered) this is a huge find and this huge find was lost twice! Once when it sank, and then again when a rogue Treasure Hunter raised $13 million dollars to recover the treasure and then HE SPLIT with the case and now is a wanted criminal. But, the courts have put the best in the business of under ocean recovery on the case and the world may finally get the full recovery and the full story of just how much gold is still entombed in this sunken Steamship.
BTW, how much is one ton of gold worth? $41,094,400 (that’s today’s gold strike price x 32,000 ounce per ton).
More than 60 pounds of gold were recovered from an infamous 157-year-old shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina last month, and the deep-sea exploration company that retrieved it announced today that there is plenty more down there.
On April 15, the Odyssey Marine Exploration used a robot to recover nearly 1,000 ounces of gold during the first reconnaissance dive to the S.S. Central America shipwreck site in more than two decades.
The exploration was appointed by an Ohio court in an effort to retrieve the treasure for former investors who were defrauded in the original hunt.
The 280-foot wooden-hulled steamship, en route to New York from San Francisco, was carrying as much as 21 tons of gold ingots, freshly minted gold coins and raw gold from California mines when it sank in a hurricane in September 1857. The sinking triggered part of what historians say was the first U.S. financial crisis, known as the Panic of 1857. Most of the ship’s 477 passengers — many of them gold prospectors — perished.
The ship now sits 160 miles off the coast of Charleston, S.C., 7,200 feet below the surface.
Did you know there are 138 different pyramids in Egypt? How about an estimated 230 to 250 in the Yucatan, or some 200 different pyramids in China?
Growing up, we are usually taught only about the main three located in Giza, but the world does have more to offer. In fact, pyramids are being found all over the world. Let’s take a look at a current RECLAMATION project to uncover the pyramids of the Sudan and then below are some links to pyramids all over the world so you can do some research on your own. I have provided almost TWO DOZEN direct links below after the photos of these in the Sudan. Enjoy!
EL-KURRU (Sudan) (AFP) – Little by little, the deserts of northern Sudan slowly reveal the secrets they have held for 2,000 years and more. With wheelbarrows, pulleys and shovels, sweating labourers have unearthed the remains of pyramids, temples and other ancient monuments. But much of the country’s rich archaeological heritage still remains hidden, and what has been discovered remains little known to outsiders.
An unprecedented $135 million project funded by the Gulf state of Qatar aims to change that.
“Archaeologists had a dream that this site would attract more interest,” Abbas Zarook said at the Napatan ruins of El-Kurru, about 300 kilometres (190 miles) northwest of the capital Khartoum. He heads a Sudanese-American mission excavating the site.
Zarook said the Qatari funding, a five-year project announced in March, will support further discoveries at El-Kurru, and elsewhere. “Without the Qatari donation, no one knows how long this knowledge would have been hidden,” he said. El-Kurru and more than two dozen other archaeological projects, spread over hundreds of kilometres along the Nile Valley, will benefit from Qatar’s support, officials say. “I don’t think we will find everything hidden in five years, so we hope this funding will be extended,” Zarook told journalists invited to see some of the sites that will benefit from the new funding -– the largest ever for Sudanese antiquities.
Ancient Pyramids | Pyramids of the World : Site Index
- Abusir Pyramids
Admittedly less impressive than the nearby ancient pyramids of Giza, the Abusir Pyramids belonged to the Fifth Dynasty pharaohs and, to their advantage, are far quieter to visit.
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- Angkor Wat
The ancient Khmer empire built some astounding structures and nestled among the wider Angkor site are a number of step pyramids – notably the late 9th / early 10th century Phnom Bakheng temple and the Baksei Chamkrong temple.
Photo by Christian Haugen (cc)
- Brihadisvara Temple
One of several remarkable Hindu temples built by the leaders of the Chola Empire, the Brihadisvara temple has a quite spectacular central pyramid structure.
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Dominated by several adobe pyramids made of sand and clay, Cahuachi is an ancient site of the Nazca civilization in Peru and perhaps mark some of the lesser-known pyramids of the world.
Photo by Václav Synáček (cc)
An Aztec archaeological site near Toluca in Mexico, Calixtlahuaca is known for its vast pyramid-like temples.
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Chacchoben in Mexico is a Maya archaeological and includes some impressive ancient pyramid temples.
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Boasting some of the best ancient pyramids from the Maya period and a fascinating entry on any list of world pyramids, Cobá is an important and vast Maya site in Mexico’s Quintana Roo region.
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The UNESCO-listed site of Copan in Honduras was an important Maya city, and contains a number of truly impressive step pyramids.
Photo by Adalberto.H.Vega (cc)
Among the most famous ancient pyramids of the world are those at Dahshur in Egypt, home to the famous ‘Bent Pyramid’ and the Red Pyramid of Sneferu.
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- Dos Pilas
A lesser known entry on the list of world pyramids, Dos Pilas was a major Maya city. The largest surviving structure is an impressive pyramid which rises 20m, while a number of other ancient pyramids survive at the site.
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- Ek Balam
The vast main pyramid at Ek Balam is over 30m high, making it a remarkable example of Maya engineering and one of the most impressive pyramids in the world.
Photo by archer10 (Dennis) (cc)
- El Brujo
El Brujo is an early Chimu archaeological site in Peru. The most fascinating remains at the site are its three “huacas” or sacred pyramid temples.
Photo by Veronique Debord (cc)
- El Tajin
An awe inspiring collection of ancient pyramids can be seen at El Tajin in Mexico, particularly the Pyramid of the Niches, an incredibly impressive six-stepped pyramid which would once have been crowned with a temple.
Photo by Ixtla (cc)
- Emerald Mound
Though not an ancient pyramid in the classic sense, some argue that American pre-colonial burial mounds such as the Emerald Mound and Monks Mound should be classified as step pyramids and included in lists of pyramids of the world.
Photo by Ken Lund (cc)
Probably the most famous ancient pyramids in the world, Giza is home to Ancient Egypt’s Great Pyramid, the famous Sphinx and two other amazing pyramids.
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- Hawara Pyramid
Built by Amenemhat III around 1840BC, the Hawara Pyramid in Egypt has largely been eroded by time and is but a shadow of its former glory.
Photo by pyramidtextsonline (cc)
- Monte Alban
A remarkable UNESCO listed pre-Columbian site in Mexico, Monte Alban contains a number of large and impressive pyramids, probably built by the Zapotecs.
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- Piramide de Cuicuilco
Thought to have been of religious and cosmic significance, the 23m, five-level Piramide de Cuicuilco is believed to be one of Mexico’s oldest surviving archaeological sites.
Polonnaruwa was once the capital of Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka) and contains the impressive – if slightly hidden away – ancient step pyramid Sathmahal Prasada.
- Pyramid of Cestius
A rare entry in the list of world pyramids is the Pyramid of Cestius, a burial tomb and probably the only true surviving Roman pyramid and located in Rome itself.
Photo by archer10 (Dennis) (cc)
- Quirigua Archaeological Park
A former Maya settlement and now a small, yet important UNESCO listed site in Guatemala, Quirigua contains some smaller step pyramids.
- Roman Pyramid of Vienne
Really more of an obelisk than a pyramid, the Roman Pyramid of Vienne makes it into the list of pyramids of the world due to its name, which seems to have stuck through the ages.
Among the most famous pyramids in the world, Saqqara was the burial ground of the Egyptian city of Memphis and home to numerous pyramids and tombs.
Photo by Ãlvaro Medina Ballester (cc)
- Sun Temple of Konark
A truly stunning and intricate ancient pyramid, the Sun Temple of Konark is an iconic 13th century Hindu Temple listed as a UNESCO site.
- Tchogha Zanbil
One of a handful of surviving Mesopotamian ziggurats and a crucial entry on any list of pyramids of the world, Tchogha Zanbil forms part of the remains of the ancient city of Dur Untash, the holy capital of the Elamite Kingdom.
- Templo Mayor
Templo Mayor was a holy temple built in the step-pyramid style in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, whose ruins can now be seen in modern day Mexico City.
Tenochtitlan was the Aztec capital and was famed for its enormous pyramids. Sadly, it was mostly destroyed by the Spanish in the 16th century and little evidence remains.
The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan measures 225m by 222m at its base and 75m high is one of the largest and most impressive ancient pyramids in the world. A leading entry on any world pyramid list.
Photo by Darij & Ana (cc)
- Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Army forms part of the mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. At the heart of the mausoleum stands a 51m high burial mound pyramid believed to contain the emperor’s tomb itself.
- The Moche Temples
The Moche Temples are two ancient adobe pyramid temples in Peru, known as the temples of the Sun and the Moon. One of many religious structures to feature on the list of world pyramids.
Tikal in Guatemala was a major Maya site and contains five magnificent pyramids, the largest being an amazing 213ft tall.
Tiwanaku, Bolivia, was the capital of a pre-Inca civilisation. One of its most famous structures is the Akapana, which would once have been a pyramid, but has since been significantly eroded.
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Uxmal was a Maya city in Mexico which contains a series of stunning ceremonial pyramids – the most celebrated of which is the Pyramid of the Soothsayer. This ancient pyramid is considered unique among pyramids of the world because of its unusual elliptical base.
A lesser-known entry on the list of world pyramids, Yaxha is an impressive ancient Maya site in Guatemala’s Peten region which contains several incredible step pyramids.
Photo by Walter Rodriguez (cc)
The ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and contains 97 percent of the planet’s water, yet more than 95 percent of the underwater world remains unexplored and it is within that 95% yet to be explored where the answers of our collective ancient history will be found.
Often I write about our collective “HIDDEN HISTORY” and I use that term (not only as a title for my new series of books) as a euphemism for how the “system” has hidden much of what is real about our collective history.
When growing up, we thought Space was the new frontier, but in reality there is a new frontier right before us and it is all that is underwater. In fact, aside from the technology industry, some of the best opportunities today for the college age (and high school aged) to start migrating towards are the emerging technologies that support exploration such as Drones, UAVs and Underwater ROVs. Technology is now key to successful exploration.
But nothing replaces the ability to out the touch, vision, reasoning and thinking of a man (as in human) in those extreme environments and the technology is advancing fast. In fact, just today I was shown how the action Camera GoPro now has an add-on product which is a titanium underwater case and it will support the camera down to a depth just short of TWO MILES UNDERWATER. That is impressive.
Here is an interesting fact most people do not know: just 10,000 years ago, the various coastal line and beaches were almost 600 feet further our (or down however you choose to look at it). Yes, the oceans as we know them today are almost 600 feet higher (or the water 600 feet deeper than it was 10,000 years ago). Here is an interactive link you can use to see how much land can be consumed with rising sea levels: http://geology.com/sea-level-rise/
Proving the point ancient coast lines were totally different, did you know the Forrest of Alabama during ancient times were farther out? By that I mean, the now underwater forest is 10 miles out form the current shorelines. Look at this first picture I am posting and you can see how Florida at one time was 200% its current known size. That should prove there is MORE to find underwater that we know. Just as today, people have always gathered near shorelines to make settlements and as such, many ancient settlements and cities are hidden under water.
You get my point – more is to found underwater than on dry land. So, to give you a peak at what lay beneath the water line, let’s look at some fantastic dive and cenote dive photos from the Yucatan. Also, before I post these wonderful photos and so you have some background of our various teams, here is our dive team; Echo Team- here is their expertise, responsibilities and their background:
FROG: Echo Team Leader – Cacheologist, Dive Master- Expert Cave Diver – Underwater Recovery Expert- Deep Water Diver – River/Lake Recovery – Water Recon – Weapons Expert – Team Paramedic -Underwater Search and Rescue – Archaeological Scene Investigation – Intelligence Officer- Personal Protection and Weapons Defense Expert- Nitrox Diver
Frog has 30 years of public safety training and experience. Former US Army airborne infantry, high threat protection contractor with Blackwater. Paratrooper, Former Police Corporal/Sergeant, criminal investigation division , firearms instructor, range master, World Record Holder for the longest open water scuba, military and police field training officer, hostage negotiator, detective, shift supervisor, criminal intelligence officer, firearms and tactics instructor, and fatality collision investigator.
FLASH: Echo Team – Underwater Cacheological Historian- Dive Master – Underwater Documentation – Underwater Researcher – Underwater Photographer- Advanced Deep Water Diver- Nitrox Diver – Advanced Archeology Diver – Expert Caver Diver – Underwater Recovery Expert – Underwater Search and Rescue, Weapons Expert
Flash founding member of SMART and a 14+ year veteran of law enforcement- retired. Corporal on patrol, collision investigator and reconstruction expert and a member of the fatality collision investigation team. Advanced, Scientific, Archeology, AI, Nitrox, Underwater Archeology, and full Cave diver certifications. Member of the International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery Team. Received the police “Life Saving Medal” for saving the life of an unconscious recreational scuba diver in 1999 and inductee to Women’s Hall of Fame.
Where do we come from? Why are we here? What is our purpose? Who has not pondered these questions and sought answers? All of mankind has these nagging questions in common, but how are we to get any answers out of experts, when even the experts cannot agree?
What would happen if we really did find out that everything we were ever taught in any educational institution was wrong? Never mind if it was private school, home school, Church school or current government run public school. What would be the back lash? Would there be backlash? Would YOU even care? Who mankind is as a whole, even care if we found out one day everything we were taught was TOTALLY WRONG?
We have all been told at one time or another that modern man is maybe 6000 years old, and then that was updated to 13,000 years old and now recently that date of modern man has been moved up to 34,000 years old. But why all the differences and disparity?
Who is right? Who is wrong? Why are they wrong? What makes each one right? The questions just keep compounding, but when YOU do some research yourself and YOU start to ask questions – YOUR OWN MIND comes of with even more different answers than the so called “professionals” get. So who do you trust? The Professionals? The Academics? The Church? Your Mum and Dad? Just what can you believe?
I have always offered: “Do your own research. Read the reports yourself and then YOU make your very own choice for belief!” We do have full functioning brains and we can actually make our own decisions. But what happens when ON OUR OWN we find things that challenge what we were taught? The only advice I can offer is: Dig deeper, share with peers you trust and see if your peers SEE the same thing you SEE.
Take for example the definition of what “modern man” is: (abbreviated) Modern man is when man started communicating in words and art. We have been told that modern man (this recent 6000-34000 year old development) became modern man when he/she could communicate verbally and with art.
Why this definition? Common sense tells us “one has a developed brain when they can communicate and they can create art.” Why this definition? You have to use your brain to form words and sentences to communicate and to even to remember the words and their meanings in the first place. Next, one cannot make ART unless one can appreciate FORM and then reason with ones brain to take that image the eyes see and reproduce it in art form to be appreciated. Makes sense. Makes common sense. So IF man., modern man is in fact 34,000 years old (give or take few 10,000 year units).
How does one explain the PROVEN ARTIFACT IN THE SINGLE PHOTO ABOVE?
Look at the artifact above. This is a professionally recovered artifact. tested, proven and certified BY THE ESTABLISHMENT. You might be thinking to yourself – “So what Commander! I have seen many carved stone pieces, what does that prove?”
Well, here is the kicker – the above artifact is….. (drum roll please) THREE MILLION PLUS YEARS OLD!
It is obviously a depiction of some sort of man or mankind being. The maker obviously knew to form the eyes, mouth and the rounded face. Look closely at it. Eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, lips, skull cap and more. Obviously man made, obviously art and the person who made it had to of possessed a working, thinking and logical brain THAT wanted to create something special and something to be appreciated!
Here is the issue: If man is only 34,000 years old – modern man that is. If fully functional – appreciative brains are what defined us only 34,000 (again give or take 100,000 year old increments if you want) – WHY DOES THIS EXIST?
Want another kicker? Remember when you or your child was learning to draw or play with clay? We are all Picasso’s then and NO I do not mean that in the amazing artist sense, I mean it in our common INABILITY to start coloring within the lines and making faces that really look human and not having lop sided eyes and noses where ears should be.
Remember how it started for all of us? We had to have HUGE PIECES OF PAPER or CLAY as out medium and the strokes were HUGE, BROAD, without FORM and usually resembled nothing, but our parents still appreciated it. It took us awhile to LEARN how to make art. See, to make ART we have to be able to LEARN.
So how does this relate to the carved stone image of a human above? First lets suspend truth and forget this is 3,000,000 years old. Second lets remember what SCIENCE TELLS US:
7 to 6 million years ago.Sahelanthropus tchadensis. This creature is a good candidate. But we know too little yet about the species to be certain. Ascertained by finding two skulls in the Sahel region, south of the Sahara, in Chad — a cranium, two jaw pieces, and some teeth. The braincase is like a chimpanzee’s but the teeth are more like ours (small canine). The face has brow ridges, a human feature not found on living great apes. The way the neck muscles attach to the skull indicates an upright walk. Maybe. One scientist thinks it may be an early gorilla. It’s hard to say with so few pieces.
6 million years ago.Orrorin tugenensis. Not such a promising candidate. Perhaps an early ape. We found pieces of arm and thighbones, lower jaws, and teeth in western Kenya. It was about the size of a female chimpanzee; perhaps bipedal and a tree climber. If it turns out that the creature was bipedal, then his rating goes up to ‘likely early man.’
5.5 to 4.5 million years ago.Ardipithecus ramidus. Fair candidate as an early man. Relatively large canine teeth, narrow molars, thin enamel. Just a few skull fragments found so far. Possibly bipedal. May have been a forest dweller. Probably ate leaves and fruit.
4.2 to 3.0 million years ago. Australopithecines. This group of hominids were definitely bipedal, had small canine teeth and, therefore, were early men. The Smithsonian Institute refers to them as the first humans.
We’ve found fossils from various species within this group — the most famous, of course, is Lucy, a 3.5- to 4-foot (1.1 to 1.2 m) tall woman who lived about 3.2 million years ago.
Early men of Lucy’s species (afarensis) had low foreheads, bony ridges over the eyes, flat noses, and no chins. Protruding jaws, large back teeth — their skulls were much like those of chimps except for the teeth. The canine teeth were smaller than apes and not so pointed. The legs and pelvis, however, were definitely like modern men, but better suited to walking than running.
2.4 to 1.5 million years ago.Homo habilis. Bipedal and similar to the australopithecines but with smaller back teeth. Definitely an early man. Possibly able to talk, judging from a bulge (Broca’s area) in the cranium (visible in only one skull) that is essential for speech. Habilis was about 4 feet (1.2 m) tall.
SO THIS ARTIFACT ABOVE FALLS into the last category – AN APE, not a man, but well on its way to man, but certainly cannot talk, think, communicate, reason and DOES NOT MAKE ART.
SO ANSWER ME THE FOLLOWING:
1. You agree the above artifact is an actual carving, right? YEP!
2. You agree that modern mans requirement for being part of real mankind is the ability to speak, reason and make art right? YEP again!
3. Then way does this artifact come from 3,000,000 years ago? I CAN’T ANSWER THAT? Maybe a baby step early example of mankind when their brain was not too developed and they were just crawling into mankind-ness?
OKAY, LAST ONE I PROMISE:
4. How did this 3,000,000 year old carve this artifact, with perfect eye-hand coordination – WHEN THIS PROVEN ARTIFACT IS only a WATER WORN PEBBLE?
How did a fumbling infant of a mankind like ape, use his or her hand and hand to eye coordination so precise with then is less than the size of a modern golf ball?
WHAT SAT YOU?
Footnote to understand: The academics who support the theory that man is young state this is a natural formed pebble, naturally shaped by water. However, those who study the pebble state the eyes are drilled and the mouth was in fact started by a drill hole and the stone was subjected to “Shaping”. Will the experts agree? NO, why? If it is man shaped then the short term experts are WRONG. If it is just a water worn feature, then the MAN HAS BEEN HERE LONGER group is wrong. So it may never be settled. But what science does know the “artifact” is made of a certain stone that does not even occur naturally at the “dig site”. So, once again WHO IS RIGHT? No one in science or academics wants to be wrong. YOU DECIDE.
Water made or man made? What say you?
First acknowledged “art” object: Waterworn pebble resembling a human face, from Makapansgat, South Africa, C. 3,000,000 BCE. Reddish brown jasperite, approx. 2 3/8″