Humanity has been on the earth for over 200,000 years. Is it reasonable to assume ours is the first technologically advanced civilization? All the artifacts found around the world, including the great pyramids of Egypt, can be explained in two ways. The sites below and others not shown may be less than 12,000 years old or much older. The scientific disagreements continue over the age of the stone artifacts because rock can not be dated with the degree to the degree of accuracy necessary to resolve the issue of when the stones were cut and used.
Archeologists who date these finds to after the last ice age ended find their conclusions to be least troubling to their view of humanity’s evolutions and world religions. It is disconcerting for many, especially religious leaders, that it all began 12,000 ago. Scientists who take the position that many artifacts are from cultures that were as advanced as we and have and perished before the ice age ended. If there were earlier civilizations before, two questions immediately come to mind: what happened to them and why so little of them remain? The answers are as simple as they are disturbing.
Human remains decompose except in exceptional circumstances, and animals love bones, including human bones. Ever watch a dog chew up a yummy bone? Millions of indigenous people along and their cities disappeared, leaving little after having been devastated by plagues brought by European settlers. Where human remains have been located, the Roach Principal applies. If you find one, there are thousands you have not seen.
How about the material remnants of previous civilizations? Just like human bones not protected, the stuff produced by civilizations decomposes. The time frame is much longer, but, other than a few locations that slow the process, not much remains after 6000 years, even less after 12,000. If you factor in soil erosion, lightning, hail storms, rain, and freezing brought on by continuous climate change, and let us not dismiss radiation, which is always bombarding the earth too, little remains. As the earth’s magnetic field periodically wanes during sun cycles, cosmic radiation levels climb to a much higher level than this civilization is currently exposed to. Cosmic radiation would hasten decomposition. Earthquakes and floods would further erase the footprints of previous civilizations. If early civilization had built bases on the moon and mars, meteorite activity, quakes and other natural processes would leave little intact after thousands of years. Some structures will survive here and there if made of stone, but not necessarily as originally built. Remnants of structures previous civilizations can be found around the world. Many still are not easily duplicated today. The odds are that the structures we’re not the primary buildings of previous civilizations, any more than the Lincoln memorial, or the Great Pyramids of Cheops are indicative of the buildings that housed the majority of those alive in those times.
If there were other civilizations at the level of ours, what happened to them? One possibility is that everyone went insane during the earth’s often occurring magnetic reversals. Increased cosmic radiation, electrical, and magnetic storms could have taken a toll on human reasoning. During such an event, thinking would be on par with today’s Congress. At the same time, the earth would be engulfed in massive solar CME’s because the earth’s magnetic field would be at its lowest during the reversals. A strong CME pulse would melt metal. Dwellings contain metal wires would burst into flames. Buildings with steel girders would collapse as the beams softened. Metal cans and metal tools would melt. Anyone with metal knees, pins, or fillings would have been in for a lot of pain and died. If mass insanity did coincide, it would be game over for civilizations around the globe.
A less disturbing explanation would be that a pandemic or a global drop in temperature caused by violent volcanic eruptions could have done the job. Unfortunately, neither explanations account for so few artifacts having been found. Ancient Rome left much physical evidence behind, though devastated with plagues and war.