Stone Age Man : So Advanced, So Early
Our most ancient history still holds many mysteries. We do not yet understand the apparently sudden takeover from the Old Stone Age by the New Stone Age people around 30,000 years ago. This appears to have been relatively dramatic with new technologies coming in. But sophisticated flint tools were employed hundreds of thousands of years earlier.
The ancient cosmic knowledge of the cycles of the planets is preserved in the indelible evidence of vast stone circles, henges and much larger wooden versions which can still be traced. These appear to testify a level of sophistication most archeologists are natuarally reluctant to recognise.
The evidence implicit in the ancient pantheons of gods, particularly Egypt, strongly suggests our boldest estimates for the understanding of these earliest people are inadequate. These gods include subtle and profound portraits of the great outer planets on the Tree of Life, including Uranus, Neptune and even tiny Pluto. The bare testimony of the Tree itself insists these planets were well known and understood from the earliest days of biblical scripture with its clear Kabbalist tradition.
In Egypt too, we find a wonderfully advanced art in those figures which have survived, an art which became more elaborate down the ages from the Old Kingdom to the New but did not, perhaps, attain the strength and naturalness of the creative spirit it showed in the beginning. This is something we find again in the earliest sculpture of the Harappan civilisation of the Indus Valley, around 2000 BC. Perhaps the late and brilliant flowering of Akhenaton's Garden of Art is an exception to this, controversially dated around 850 BC.
All this provides circumstantial evidence suggesting the persistent support for the idea of a technologically advanced civilisation known as Atlantis may prove true. It is remarkable the hard-headed scientists and technicians of the NASA space programme have agreed to call one of their great flagships, the Shuttle Atlantis, to apparently endorse this speculation in dramatic and provocative style.
The popular idea is the rapid collapse of this civilisation led to an influx of Atlanteans the world over, perhaps particularly to Egypt. It's remains are generally thought to be buried deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean but we have to recognise nothing will survive beyond a few thousand years but stone which is always difficult to date.
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