> I am skeptical of this though there are some, like
> aboriginal myths, that are curious. On balance I
> find it hard to accept myths were transmitted for
> several thousand years before the advent of
> writing, but I keep an open mind.
They probably got convoluted and details were lost as they got further from first person eyewitnesses, but the nuggets are still there. Whether or not we'll ever be able to figure that out is an open question.
I am well aware that many of my questions may never be answered and that a lot of my ideas are ultimately unprovable. I'm not delusional on that score.
I can dream, though.
> As I have said, the existence of Gobekli Tepe all
> but assures this. This is not just one site, but
> several, and they are the most sophisticated at
> their very beginnings. Common sense dictates this
> was the culmination of a long period of
> development of which evidence of this predating GT
> is just waiting to be found.
Yes, but at the time Fingerprints was written, that wasn't the case.
> I agree, but the question for me is when exactly
> are they talking about. The flood myths, for
> example, I have argued the case are not reffering
> to the end of the Ice Age, but rather a series of
> events that took place c.6,000BC.
And I agree that there is a lot of evidence for this as opposed to a much earlier date. And we may never have evidence for an earlier date. Glacier advances and retreats, sea level changes, changing topography as a result...there's probably very little left.
> Not so sure about that. Among other reasons
> against this, there is a quantum leap between the
> cultures of Dynastic Egypt and Mesopotamia with
> that of Gobekli Tepe. This is not where I started,
> I was all in on the idea, but after 25yrs of
> research and travelling the world, I have come to
> terms with the fact it is not likely this was the
We have to keep looking, though.
> Someday I'll get around to it but my enthusiasm
> level is low.
I just haven't had a lot of time. Busy busy busy!