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Jon Ellison Wrote:
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> Tsurugi Wrote:
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There needs to be a new discipline. One
> > that's fully trained and equipped to recognise,
> > investigate, document and analyse the currently
> > inexplicable, monumental evidence before us.
> >
> > Up until now it's been primarily the domain of
> > investigative authors.
> > Time to get serious.
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> > Challenge accepted.
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> > Where do I sign up?
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> Archeo-technology.. Archeotechnologist..?? Need a
> name.

My only concern with using traditional classic derivations like archaeo, paleo, ancient, etc., is that they often imply primitive, less advanced, earlier development, unevolved, etc., whereas my take on the evidence is that it's quite possible that one or more civilizations in the distant past may have been more intelligent, more evolved, and a lot less primitive than we are today. So I think of such technological cultures as being "cyclic" rather than "unidirectional". In fact, I don't think we need to limit it to our current h. sapiens tree since it's quite possible a one or more different branches off the primate line might have been far superior but reached a dead end as the result this or that catastrophe. In fact, regardless of the measurement you use to determine "superior" -- be it size, strength, brain-size-to-body-weight, complexity of achievement -- today's human doesn't seem to be at the top of the list.

In my opinion, we got lucky in our current cycle due to the serendipitous discovery of fossil fuel as a rich energy supply. Otherwise, before 1850, we were using horses, wooden wheeled carts, knoves, wood fires, and barely had the means to travel faster than about 25 mph, just like mankind a few millennia ago. Just look at the narratives that have been conjured up barely a century ago in an attempt to explain those artifacts, most of which are still embraced by maintstream mankind today. In my opinion, such contrivances hardly indicate advanced, logical thinking.

So I'm of the mind that modern mankind may still be at the beginning of this current cycle with a LONG way to go before we stand to catch up to the scale and scope of those ancient achievements. Either that, or fossil fuel made us lazy and this cycle is going to end rather abruptly!

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Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 4921 Loki74 02-Nov-17 12:23
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 1008 Origyptian 02-Nov-17 12:56
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 906 Archaic 02-Nov-17 13:42
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 653 D-Archer 03-Nov-17 10:01
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 574 Jon Ellison 03-Nov-17 10:18
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 574 Jon Ellison 03-Nov-17 10:39
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 706 Jon Ellison 02-Nov-17 15:10
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 585 Origyptian 02-Nov-17 22:39
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 608 Thanos5150 03-Nov-17 04:45
Relieving Chambers? 691 Apap 03-Nov-17 23:20
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 713 Susan Doris 02-Nov-17 13:39
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 598 Loki74 02-Nov-17 13:54
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 541 Hanslune 02-Nov-17 14:28
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 569 Archaic 02-Nov-17 13:39
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 602 Loki74 02-Nov-17 13:53
Found it 563 Archaic 02-Nov-17 14:16
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 638 cladking 02-Nov-17 14:02
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 536 Archaic 02-Nov-17 14:18
Only quickly glanced at this old post...a prediction come true? 375 Racho 09-Nov-17 22:50
Re: Only quickly glanced at this old post...a prediction come true? 528 cladking 09-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Only quickly glanced at this old post...a prediction come true? 330 Steve Clayton 19-Mar-18 00:15
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 555 Hanslune 02-Nov-17 14:12
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 518 Spiros 02-Nov-17 15:13
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 462 Archaic 02-Nov-17 15:20
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 485 Spiros 02-Nov-17 15:55
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 424 Spiros 03-Nov-17 01:38
Raw Data 597 cladking 02-Nov-17 15:45
Re: Raw Data (now with picture) 636 cladking 02-Nov-17 17:22
Re: Raw Data (now with picture) 540 Archaic 02-Nov-17 17:29
Re: Raw Data (now with picture) 478 Jon Ellison 02-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Raw Data (now with picture) 458 Archaic 02-Nov-17 19:30
Re: Raw Data (now with picture) 451 Jon Ellison 02-Nov-17 20:11
Re: Raw Data (now with picture) 475 Archaic 02-Nov-17 20:40
Re: Raw Data (now with picture) 367 Jon Ellison 02-Nov-17 21:03
Re: Raw Data (now with picture) 384 Archaic 02-Nov-17 21:14
Re: Raw Data (now with picture) 418 Jon Ellison 02-Nov-17 21:20
Re: Raw Data (now with picture) 414 Jon Ellison 02-Nov-17 21:15
The paper with the actual report 503 Hanslune 02-Nov-17 22:21
Re: The paper with the actual report 449 waggy 03-Nov-17 00:32
Re: The paper with the actual report 433 Archaic 03-Nov-17 00:54
Re: The paper with the actual report 400 Origyptian 03-Nov-17 01:03
Re: The paper with the actual report 384 Archaic 03-Nov-17 01:09
Re: The paper with the actual report 426 Jon Ellison 03-Nov-17 01:11
Re: The paper with the actual report 423 Archaic 03-Nov-17 01:37
Re: The paper with the actual report 386 Jon Ellison 03-Nov-17 08:30
Re: The paper with the actual report 385 Origyptian 03-Nov-17 10:50
Re: The paper with the actual report 415 Jon Ellison 03-Nov-17 11:11
Re: The paper with the actual report 388 cladking 03-Nov-17 13:02
Khufu's Secret Burial Chamber 718 Barbelo 03-Nov-17 02:26
Re: Khufu's Secret Burial Chamber 517 Archaic 03-Nov-17 02:39
Re: Khufu's Secret Burial Chamber 481 Susan Doris 03-Nov-17 06:09
Re: Khufu's Secret Burial Chamber 428 M. J. Thomas 03-Nov-17 10:56
Re: Khufu's Secret Burial Chamber 407 Susan Doris 03-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Khufu's Secret Burial Chamber 439 M. J. Thomas 03-Nov-17 10:52
Re: Khufu's Secret Burial Chamber 419 Susan Doris 03-Nov-17 14:01
Re: Khufu's Secret Burial Chamber 442 Barbelo 03-Nov-17 20:22
Re: Khufu's Secret Burial Chamber n/t 446 cladking 03-Nov-17 21:23
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 562 Scott Creighton 03-Nov-17 10:13
Re: Some Further Comments... 455 Scott Creighton 05-Nov-17 14:52
Found It.... 495 Scott Creighton 08-Nov-17 19:19
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 464 cladking 03-Nov-17 17:30
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 490 eyeofhorus33 03-Nov-17 17:40
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 476 DUNE 03-Nov-17 18:02
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 493 Jon Ellison 03-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 426 DUNE 03-Nov-17 19:56
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 456 Jon Ellison 03-Nov-17 20:32
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 576 xez 06-Nov-17 06:00
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 400 Jon Ellison 06-Nov-17 10:13
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 367 Origyptian 06-Nov-17 11:00
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 386 Jon Ellison 06-Nov-17 11:33
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 360 DUNE 06-Nov-17 12:09
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 359 Jon Ellison 06-Nov-17 12:42
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 427 DUNE 06-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 371 Jon Ellison 06-Nov-17 13:45
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 364 Spiros 06-Nov-17 16:51
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 361 Jon Ellison 06-Nov-17 19:11
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 387 Spiros 06-Nov-17 19:24
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 467 Jon Ellison 06-Nov-17 20:01
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 485 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 10:47
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 352 DUNE 07-Nov-17 13:29
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 364 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 13:47
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 468 DUNE 07-Nov-17 14:59
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 369 Origyptian 06-Nov-17 14:44
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 408 Jon Ellison 06-Nov-17 15:17
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 356 DUNE 06-Nov-17 16:26
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 487 Scott Creighton 04-Nov-17 10:39
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 423 DUNE 04-Nov-17 15:45
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 400 Jon Ellison 04-Nov-17 16:31
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 359 DUNE 04-Nov-17 16:50
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 343 Jon Ellison 04-Nov-17 17:32
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 441 Thanos5150 04-Nov-17 16:32
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 421 Scott Creighton 04-Nov-17 16:44
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 361 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 381 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 23:02
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 411 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:55
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 391 Spiros 04-Nov-17 06:06
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 381 cladking 03-Nov-17 18:21
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 389 cladking 03-Nov-17 20:04
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 380 Hanslune 03-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 455 cladking 03-Nov-17 21:27
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 369 Hanslune 03-Nov-17 22:29
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 371 cladking 04-Nov-17 01:29
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 412 Hanslune 04-Nov-17 05:19
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 426 Origyptian 04-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 462 Hanslune 04-Nov-17 05:49
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 426 Jon Ellison 04-Nov-17 10:07
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 358 Origyptian 05-Nov-17 13:03
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 343 Jon Ellison 05-Nov-17 14:00
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 338 cladking 05-Nov-17 14:35
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 381 Origyptian 05-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 375 cladking 04-Nov-17 13:13
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 446 Origyptian 05-Nov-17 13:12
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 348 Jon Ellison 05-Nov-17 14:06
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 404 cladking 05-Nov-17 14:58
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 399 Jon Ellison 05-Nov-17 15:10
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 391 cladking 05-Nov-17 15:17
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 328 Origyptian 05-Nov-17 17:07
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 368 cladking 05-Nov-17 17:50
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 338 Origyptian 05-Nov-17 14:35
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 407 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 07:08
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 415 Racho 08-Nov-17 07:27
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 451 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 09:18
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 418 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 13:57
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 380 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 06:01
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 429 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 09:20
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 350 Origyptian 09-Nov-17 12:14
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 430 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 12:37
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 360 cladking 04-Nov-17 13:01
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 342 Jon Ellison 04-Nov-17 09:11
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 396 cladking 04-Nov-17 13:28
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 347 eyeofhorus33 04-Nov-17 17:33
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 377 DUNE 04-Nov-17 18:17
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 370 Jon Ellison 04-Nov-17 19:07
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 390 DUNE 04-Nov-17 19:40
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 376 Origyptian 05-Nov-17 13:59
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 410 cladking 04-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 342 cladking 16-Mar-18 02:03
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 393 cladking 04-Nov-17 19:00
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 297 cladking 04-Nov-17 19:25
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 392 Romulus the 2nd 03-Nov-17 22:24
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 394 Hanslune 03-Nov-17 22:34
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 420 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 07:25
5th chamber? 554 Spiros 04-Nov-17 07:32
Re: 5th chamber? 441 Origyptian 05-Nov-17 13:22
Re: 5th chamber? 428 Spiros 05-Nov-17 14:27
Re: 5th chamber? 385 Spiros 05-Nov-17 18:08
Re: 5th chamber? 358 cladking 05-Nov-17 18:22
Re: 5th chamber? 415 Spiros 05-Nov-17 19:03
another option 447 Spiros 02-Dec-17 09:43
Re: 5th chamber? 420 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 07:49
Chamber on Safari? n/t 401 cladking 08-Nov-17 14:13
Re: 5th chamber? 419 Spiros 20-Nov-17 16:22
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 456 gulsbo 04-Nov-17 09:32
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 421 Jon Ellison 04-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 377 Romulus the 2nd 04-Nov-17 11:27
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 459 Jon Ellison 04-Nov-17 11:44
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 416 Spiros 04-Nov-17 12:33
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 355 Origyptian 05-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 334 cladking 05-Nov-17 15:10
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 347 Origyptian 05-Nov-17 17:12
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 413 cladking 05-Nov-17 17:40
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 425 cladking 04-Nov-17 13:31
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 383 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 07:51
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 364 Origyptian 08-Nov-17 13:28
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 376 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 13:52
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 433 Susan Doris 04-Nov-17 16:30
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 409 cladking 04-Nov-17 17:13
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 391 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 07:59
Update***** (wonderful news) 549 cladking 04-Nov-17 19:17
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 511 Poster Boy 04-Nov-17 21:56
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 541 Archaic 05-Nov-17 02:22
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 444 Origyptian 05-Nov-17 14:45
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 355 cladking 05-Nov-17 15:13
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 431 Jon Ellison 05-Nov-17 15:19
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 373 cladking 05-Nov-17 15:25
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 333 Jon Ellison 05-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 441 cladking 05-Nov-17 15:51
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 394 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:07
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 396 Origyptian 08-Nov-17 13:31
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 418 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 06:13
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 394 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:21
Re: Update***** (wonderful news) 366 Origyptian 09-Nov-17 11:53
HOLY MOLAR! 572 Poster Boy 04-Nov-17 21:49
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 495 Nejc01 04-Nov-17 23:34
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 400 Romulus the 2nd 05-Nov-17 23:49
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 402 Billy K 06-Nov-17 13:07
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 346 Nolondil 11-Feb-18 21:50
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 403 Dr. Troglodyte 12-Feb-18 00:08
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 361 SandyJesse 28-Feb-18 00:39
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 407 M. J. Thomas 28-Feb-18 00:55
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 431 SandyJesse 04-Mar-18 23:54
Re: Grand Gallery slots 312 M. J. Thomas 07-Mar-18 11:13
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 311 Steve Clayton 06-Mar-18 23:18
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 305 Jon Ellison 06-Mar-18 23:48
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 325 Origyptian 06-Mar-18 23:53
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 310 Steve Clayton 07-Mar-18 14:46
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 323 kborissov 05-Apr-18 19:23
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 269 Steve Clayton 06-Apr-18 22:33
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 295 kborissov 07-Apr-18 00:48
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 225 Sirfiroth 07-Apr-18 13:40
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 256 cladking 07-Apr-18 14:28
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 251 Origyptian 07-Apr-18 16:31
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 335 kborissov 07-Apr-18 16:39
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 326 Origyptian 06-Mar-18 23:52
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 345 Jon Ellison 07-Mar-18 09:59
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 314 Origyptian 07-Mar-18 14:15
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 320 cladking 07-Mar-18 15:37
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 304 Steve Clayton 07-Mar-18 15:56
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 354 Steve Clayton 07-Mar-18 22:56
Re: Huge cavity discovered within Great Pyramid 394 Steve Clayton 21-Mar-18 22:53
Cavern in the Great Pyramid.... 254 Itatw70s 17-Sep-18 16:09
Mod Note > Duplicate Topic Merged 247 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Sep-18 17:20
New chamber found in great pyramid, actually two...... 298 Itatw70s 17-Sep-18 22:27
Mod Caution > Triplicate Topic Merged 335 Dr. Troglodyte 20-Sep-18 12:41


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