Deluge of Atlantis

Deluge of Atlantis
Deluge of Atlantis

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Evidence for an Atlantean Invasion of Europe and England

SKOAL  

The ancient Europeans were known to take trophies of their enemies' heads and make drinking-cups out of them. Thie Vikings continued the tradition and that is the reason for the surviving Scandinavian toast, SKOAL!(Skull) Several authors from Donnelly on down have noted that part of the dark side of Atlantean culture is the fact that they were head-hunters and scalp-takers, and had a religious veneration of the human skull in several forms. The Celts also were head-hunters, and traditional holy vessels in Tibet include ones that are made out of human skullcaps. We also have evidence of Atlantean invaders' taking of skulls at the cemetery of Ofnet: and that period is just about the same time as the final Magdalenian mentioned her. I think these British skulls are evidence of a fierce and violent invasion of Western Europe by the Atlantean warriors of Plato, and their descendants carried on their barbaric ways for many thosands of years after Atlantis itself was gone.

February 17, 2011


Earliest drinking skull-caps (15-12 thousand years ago) [ie 10,000-13,000 BC]

I had no idea that skull-caps as drinking vessels is not an ethnographic oddity, but a widely attested practice. Besides the infamous Krum, and Herodotus' Scythians I did not have any other examples in mind. A new paper is a good primer on the subject, and it also presents evidence for the earliest known use of skull-caps from Gough's Cave in England.

From the paper:
At Gough's Cave there is unambiguous evidence for the intentional controlled production of skull-cups, resembling those from the Le Placard and Isturitz [In France and Spain] as well as modern ethnographic examples [8]. The distribution of cut and percussion marks, however, suggests that this meticulous shaping of the cranial vault was preceded by the processing of the cadavers for consumption of body tissues (including bone marrow from the mandible), with a pattern of cuts and impact damage that is identical to that found on other large mammals from the cave [26]–[27].[And also identical to the way Neanderthals treated their own dead-DD]

Earliest Directly-Dated Human Skull-Cups

Silvia M. Bello et al.

Abstract
Background
The use of human braincases as drinking cups and containers has extensive historic and ethnographic documentation, but archaeological examples are extremely rare. In the Upper Palaeolithic of western Europe, cut-marked and broken human bones are widespread in the [Late/Final] Magdalenian (~15 to 12,000 years BP) and skull-cup preparation is an element of this tradition.

Principal Findings
Here we describe the post-mortem processing of human heads at the Upper Palaeolithic site of Gough's Cave (Somerset, England) and identify a range of modifications associated with the production of skull-cups. New analyses of human remains from Gough's Cave demonstrate the skilled post-mortem manipulation of human bodies. Results of the research suggest the processing of cadavers for the consumption of body tissues (bone marrow), accompanied by meticulous shaping of cranial vaults. The distribution of cut-marks and percussion features indicates that the skulls were scrupulously 'cleaned' of any soft tissues, and subsequently modified by controlled removal of the facial region and breakage of the cranial base along a sub-horizontal plane. The vaults were also ‘retouched’, possibly to make the broken edges more regular. This manipulation suggests the shaping of skulls to produce skull-cups.

Conclusions
Three skull-cups have been identified amongst the human bones from Gough's Cave. New ultrafiltered radiocarbon determinations provide direct dates of about 14,700 cal BP, making these the oldest directly dated skull-cups and the only examples known from the British Isles.[radiocarbon-corrected "Clovis" date]

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0017026

7 comments:

  1. This seems highly dubious and speculative...

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  2. It might seem so. Indeed we are only going on inferrances by other authors that headhunting and scalp-taking are parts of what is called the Atlantean Cultural Complex.That is because the trait occurs along with other traits assumed to have originated in Atlantis, such as cranial deformation, all in a bundle: and this was first supposed in the original addition of Atlantis: the Atntediluvian World in 1881 and reaffirmed in the Egerton Sykes edition of 1949.
    In this case, after the stratum where these skullcap-cups first appear along the Atlantic seaboard in Spain, France and England simultaneously for the fist time and simultaneous to the Clovis period in North America, a new culture comes in which is entirely different in the types of stone tools which were made (they were microlithic in character) AND this same culture sweeps in as far as early Egypt where members of this culture were known to riddle the local egyptians with hundreds of their characteristic arrowheads. This all happens in the period usually associated with the end of Atlantis, about 10000 BC, and Lewis Spence calls this newer culture the last wave out of Atlantis and the one that Plato was talking about when he was describing the invasion of the Atlanteans. This same culture invented the bow, the sling, the mace, the dagger and/or short sword, and used them together with the pre-existing spear and shield, to bring the arsenal of warfare up to the levels where it would remain up until the gunpowder age. They also left visual representations of themselves (rock art) which leaves little doubt that they invented military tactics and marching in formation with column and line. AND since all this comes in just after the appearance of these deliberately cropped-off skullcaps meant to be used as goblets, I think that we can assume there might be some connection to the initial contact of this "Last wave from Atlantis" with the European natives of the period.

    Best Wishes, Dale D.

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  3. There was another anonymous comment added here which could not be taken seriously. It said "As a British archiologisti cannot begin to list your archaeological mistakes."

    Well, Mister whoever-you are, YOUR first mistake was to attempt to impress anybody without actually naming yourself and by posting an anonymous message. Secondly, your message itself contained two very bad misspellings, rendering it almost illegible. And thirdly it was pure bluff which stated no arguments of any consequence.

    Now if you want to do the thing right, use a proper posting naming yourself by name and indicating your credententials, and try to type something which does not look as if a small child was tryimng to type it. Next of course even if you don't have time to go over the thing in detail, at least indicate SOMETHING. and if you do, by all means please back yourself up by documentation. The scenario which I have presented here is documented on this blog in past postings which did in fact cite sources, and in fact I have indicated no less than three separate sources in the scenario I have just adduced.

    But the mere fact that I had to explain that much to you leaves me in the gravest doubts as to your authenticity.

    Best Wishes, Dale D.

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  4. Megalithic Warfare

    An interesting article by Bekh-Ivanov Dmitri piqued my interest. In it he proposes that the megaliths of Carnac were placed to collect driftwood. In my opinion this is a rather "expensive" means of collecting flotsam in terms of labor and materials involved. Some were quite large and transported from quarries of great distances to their strategic locations. Like the author, I believe the stones had a utilitarian function. Their locations and orientations, I propose, have more to do with defense lines against an enemy who wielded bows and projectile weaponry. Not unlike today the cost of war must have consumed a large portion of the economy. The stones themselves resemble lines of soldiers, standing abreast and in rows. Often the broadest plateau of the stones were oriented to provide the largest surface area of coverage from incoming weapons. Archers could still shoot out between and duck to safety. Angles in dolmens could also then be explained as fox holes in the face of an arched enemy whose weapon would be launched on an arched trajectory. Covered in earth and grass they would have provided camouflaged areas to lay in ambush . Return fire could be shot out from behind metholithic lines which make for formidable shields. Semi-circle configurations provide a cone shaped field of defense against invaders. They were often placed along ridges and slopes of shorelines. Notches and holes might also have been used as sites for aiming and protection simultaneously. In essence they were fox holes and trenches.

    Certainly ancient megaliths around the world were used for a myriad of purposes; shelters, calendars, ritual centers, and burial grounds. Perhaps some of the dead had been slain in battle, a fitting resting place for ancient infantry and warriors. It must have seemed that way also to the descendants who sometimes used these sacred stone areas to bury their dead, though they had long forgotten who built them or why they were there. Magical giants might seem a reasonable explanation to the distant children of the builders . Climatic calamities could have pushed increasing hoards of displaced peoples into ancient arable lands. They may have been refugees or aggressors on boats with powerful bows and deadly projectiles. This may have necessitated an expensive military defense response. Refugees of wars in distant places, wars to procure and protect decreasing resources. Cultures with bows have been depicted for ages throughout the world. Further more, if they were designed for ceremony might they not have been a bit more aesthetically pleasing?

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  5. 85 skulls found in Orkney, up to 40% show violent ends and face to face battle 5000 years ago

    http://www.orkneyjar.com/archaeology/2011/03/16/tomb-of-the-eagles-remains-paint-a-darker-picture-of-neolithic-orkney/

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  6. preserved bog people have been labeled as sacrifices, perhaps they were killed in skirmishes

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  7. Another morsel of information to help fill in the gaps. The following is a timeline of history with updated research. Enjoy!

    http://www.historyofinformation.com/index.php?category=Prehistory

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