> The style of architecture, perhaps?
> Maybe. Though the only thing they really mention
> is "The surviving temples are dedicated to many
> different deities, making it unusual among temples
> of that period" - suggesting it doesn't fit.
> These ruins are located at the eastern side of the
> 'tip' of India. On the western side, in the Gulf
> of Khambhat there have also been some amazing
> underwater ruins discovered. These are located at
> "20-40m water depths, at a distance of about 20 km
> from the present day coast."
> All dating methods, including comparison of
> architecture and carbon dating of wood, haven't
> reached conclusions because no-one agrees. They
> tested the piece of wood three times. When all
> three tests said somewhere around 9000-9500 years
> old they dismissed it because the site couldn't
> possibly be that old. Wood had to be unrelated.
> I'm just very skeptical when they casually mention
> "about 1,100 to 1,500 years old". And have to
> claim some local phenomenon caused the land to
> sink. Sea levels did rise tremendously and can
> explain all underwater ruins worldwide very
> logically, one only needs to push the date back.
Freya, without knowing the specifics of the method used to date this particular site, I totally agree that such dating based on prior presumptive context is too often problematic. The obvious culprit is the uncertainty introduced by one or more subsequent cultures that may have moved into a previous culture's infrastructure and made it their own after clearing out the artifacts left by that previous culture. The Crusaders endeavored to remove all evidence of pagan cultures. The Romans apparently attempted to clear out the evidence of a prior culture at Baalbek and perhaps at the "forts" at Mons Claudianus and other sites in the eastern mountain desert of Egypt. When we moved into Manhattan, we removed the presence of the indian culture. It's a recurring phenomenon throughout history.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16-Apr-16 16:11 by Origyptian.