Deluge of Atlantis

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Comment by David Campbell on Origin of Dravidians and the Possible Cave Art World Map

Hi, Dale,
Those were two very thought provoking posts, especially the first one on Arctic origins of the Dravidians. It was refreshing to see 21st century references given as previous discussions of this subject that I have seen were rooted in 19th and early 20th century sources and esoteric/religious literature.

The idea of relict CroMagnon groups roaming the steppes of Central Asia in modern times was particularly intriguing. I will have to read the original material carefully but it does seem to connect several dots for me. One is the excavations at Anau, Turkmenistan which were halted indefinitely at the beginning of the US invasion of Afghanistan. These were pointing to an advanced culture contemporary with Sumer but unrelated to them. Possibly a migration out of India or Pakistan. The second dot is the spectacular discoveries at Gobekli Tepe which provided the first hard archaeological evidence of an advanced megalithic society around 10,000 BC. Subsequent discoveries in Anatolia indicate that Gobekli Tepe was not an isolated event but a loosely allied number of city states with influence as far as the Faiyum Oasis in Egypt in early Neolithic times. Lastly there is the article I read at another forum a few years back concerning a refugia around Lake Baikal during the last glaciation which produced a diaspora of migrating groups in all directions. These seem the most likely ancestors of the Gobekli Tepe people. Likewise the migrations into North America by these same people may account for the Kennewick, Stick Man, Spirit Cave and Horn Shelter individuals who seem anatomically different from their contemporaries of more recent Asiatic origin. It is my growing suspicion, based upon fragmentary but mounting evidence that Pre-Modern Humans entered the Americas even earlier. Finding something akin to Gobekli in the Americas would not be as surprising as the fact that any such site survived intact enough to be identified. The Watson Brakes Mounds of 3,000 BC in Louisiana hint that vestiges of such societies lingered on for thousands of years. It is an exciting time when the frontiers of anthropology are being given a new lease on life.

Although I have had immense admiration for Rappenglueck's work for over a decade since "discovering" him in online articles and discussions, I have a hard time with his "Ancient Sea Kings" map from Spain. I do not dismiss it but the superimposed maps of the Old and New Worlds do not seem convincing at this point. Adding the material from the first article and others may greatly reinforce his position. There was some discussion late last year of getting him to write some articles for Pleistocene Coalition Newsletter but as of yet there is no solid confirmation of his acceptance. I would be delighted to work on the editing of such an article if it came about.

Altogether, this was a wonderful pair of articles.

Yours truly,
David Campbell

--At this point I would have to agree that the Rappengluek "World Map"is a very weak piece of evidence and it would help the presentation to include the other associated materials. It is an idea that has great potential, but perhaps an idea that has been doomed from the beginning, going on the premise that any number of maps might have been made on perishable materials and so we would have no record of them. The normal assumption usually made is that we would not have the original maps, just the copies. Still if there should turn up something like Rappengluek is suggesting, it would be very important indeed.

Best Wishes, Dale D.

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