> Oh, right-but if they did not "turn to dust" then
> they were taken by marauding invaders with a
> "fiery passion" to "wipe out this civilization"
> and take all of the valuable things like say all
> the metal i.e. tools. Invaders like perhaps
> (in no particular order) the Hittites, Hyksos,
> Persians, Greeks, Libyans, Assyrians, Babylonians,
> Nubians, Romans- or how about even those pagan
> hating "Crusaders" who invaded Egypt 4 times in
> less than 2 decades. And all this was after
> 2,000BC which says nothing of what foreign powers
> may have raped and pillaged Egypt's wealth before,
> say like Sumer, Byblos, or Elam among others.
Sounds like you're saying AE prior to 2000 BC had metal tools? That were carried off by invaders?
I think it's possible the LC had materials other than metal, but since we are conditioned to think steel is the biggest & strongest of building materials, that if an ancient culture had sophisticated tools they surely would have been metal. Maybe not. I tried to make this point with you once using Space Gel as an example. Because other materials haven't been invented yet, doesn't mean they never were invented. In 5000 yrs who knows what man will come up with.
And if the new science, or rather new attitudes, are correct about cosmic impacts, these events could have wiped out entire civilizations. But as others have said, pushing civilization back tens of thousands of years is impossible for most to consider, it just doesn't fit with the established viewpoints of social evolution. What I don't understand is why some must adhere to this social evolution refusing to consider anything else.