> I recall Zahi once claiming that less than 10% of
> ancient Egypt has been excavated so far. So where
> does that leave us regarding as yet unknown
> civilizations yet to be discovered around the
> world? We don't even know who created the largest
> blocks of quarried stone discovered so far
> (Baalbek). And if we don't know that, how can we
> presume to know that no other "lost civilizations"
> could possibly have existed untold era ago? Such
> denial is as absurd as it is arrogant and shows
> extreme naivity about the development and demise
> of civilizations. In my opinion.
Baalbek... not only did they leave a footprint, they left the shoe! Puma Punku, Sacsayhuaman, Tiwanaku, Easter Island, Nan Midol, they ignore the obvious to search for pottery, burials and huts. Everything found will be shoehorned into the Darwinian timeframe of the linear evolution of mankind's intellect.
The problem is systemic. Clube & Napier devote the first half of "The Cosmic Winter" to this problem. Egyptology separates society's evolution from the geologic and astronomical record. They isolate Egypt from the earth and skies, one having no effect on the other.
A revolution is under way in the Earth sciences. Terrestrial catastrophism, the idea that the evolution of life and even fundamental geological processes are controlled by sudden inputs of material from space, has become an important if controversial concept in these fields within the last few years. The evidence is partly in the rocks, but it also derives in large part from new astronomical observations. The standard view advocated for a century or more by experts in geology and biology, that the Earth evolved in splendid isolation from its surroundings, is proving to be wrong.
This will eventually affect Egyptology.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02-Jan-17 18:42 by Audrey.