1. Tracing Lost Megalithic Cultures From 9500 BC To The Present
2. Was The Egyptian Pyramid Complex Built Up Over Time? From About 10,500 BC To About 2,500 BC?
3. Evidence Of A Rock Cutting Machine In The Ancient World That Has Been Lost To Time
4. Geologists Agree That The Sphinx Has Rain Erosion Patterns On It Indicating It Was Built Before 5000 BC! 2500 Years BEFORE Mainstream Egyptologists Claim It Was Built!
5. A Look At The Fall Of Civilizations (With An Emphasis On The Fall Of 1200 BC & Lost Knowledge Through Library Burnings)
Its well known that the stone megaliths at Goblekli Tepe (the worlds oldest megalithic site so far, dated to 8-9000 BC), begin rather large and diminish over time, as if technology has decreased over time. This means that the tradition of stone carving must have developed elsewhere and THEN moved to Gobekli Tepe. This post looks at a stone bracelet with signs of drilling and polishing (i.e. advanced stone working skills with signs of machining or at least the beginnings of one!) that is believed to be 65,000-70,000 years old... so old that there is no reason to doubt that there was not only tens of thousands of years of development of stone architecture in the ancient world but there are possibly stone structures at the very bottom of the ocean (i.e. where the shoreline was 26,000 years ago when the ice age was at its height) as the development time from 50 - 60 thousand years ago is more than enough for stone carvings to develop a ridiculous extent.
The Siberian Times - Denisova Cave bracelet
Daily Mail: World's oldest known stone bracelet could rewrite the history of early man: 70,000-year-old bangle suggests our ancestors were far more sophisticated than thought
The green hued bracelet was found in 2008 in the Denisova Cave in Siberia
Ageing techniques suggest the sediment was 30,000 years older than thought
This would make the beautiful object between 65,000 and 70,000 years old
The manufacturing technology used is seen as typical of much later periods
Archaeology.org: Stone Bracelet May Have Been Made by Denisovans
Extracts from the Scientific American:
Cave That Housed Neandertals and Denisovans Challenges View of Cultural Evolution Researchers have deduced which early human species occupied Denisova Cave and when, drawing surprising conclusions about who made the sophisticated artifacts found there
Archaeologists have been unearthing artifacts from Denisova Cave since the 1980s. The site contains frustratingly little in the way of hominin fossils, however. Most of the bones from the site are mere scraps, too incomplete to assign to a particular species on the basis of their physical characteristics. But in the last decade researchers have managed to recover ancient DNA from some of these fossil bits and from sediments in the cave. The DNA shows both Neandertals and another archaic group known as the Denisovans hung out there. And last year a team reported they had retrieved DNA from what was apparently a hybrid individual who had a Neandertal mom and a Denisovan dad. But for all that scientists have been able to piece together about Denisova, the timing of hominin occupation of the site has remained uncertain, thanks to certain quirks of site formation and preservation as well as the limitations of various techniques used to date archaeological and fossil material.