Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Lies, Damned Lies and Archaeologists

By Robert John Langdon

Star Carr in Yorkshire has given us a whole wealth of evidence to show that our society stated a lot earlier than the text books once stated.

Star Carr site showing excavations to date
The site has found the oldest House and Split Planks that made a walkway some 30m long and totally out of character with the stereotyped view of our Mesolithic ancestors being savage hunter-gatherers dress either naked or just in furs.

York Museum's view of Star Carr

Sadly the technology and the fiction (as seen on this drawing) does not match, for if you are a carpenter and can split wood to build 30m wooden walkways into the water, you don't need to live in a mud hut without a floor and your society could probably weave clothes for you to wear.

Even so, one would imagine that now they have to accept we had a 'civilisation' at Star Carr in 8500BC they would do their best to find out the extent of their capabilities - but sadly no.  As you see from our first picture Star Carr is on the edge of a water course, this access point is very important as it will reflect on the trading movements of this culture if any.

So according to the 'experts' its on a 'lake' - so they are going nowhere except around the lake even if they had a boat to sail and place on the edge of that 30m wooden split planked construction.  Fortunately, I have now complete maps of Britain for the Neolithic and Mesolithic periods of Britain.... and the implications consequently is far from what you have been told!

Star Carr with the tributary that flows into the Sea
Star Carr is NOT on a lake but on a peninsula that leads into the sea - but not just anywhere, but opposite to a land that existed after the ice age called Doggerland.  Starr Carr would have been a natural port for people coming and going to this very important island in the Northern hemisphere.

In my forthcoming book 'Dawn of the Lost Civilisation' I will be looking at Doggerland and Star Carr and showing just why this is one of the most important sites in the Atlantic (the North Sea was created in about 5000BC) and what civilisation used them and where they travelled and traded.


(by Robert John Langdon)


  1. So why did they say it was a lake , if it was a river flowing into the sea?

    And why does the picture overlap the coastal area?

  2. Anon

    If you look at the topology of today, the area does indeed look as it was enclosed.

    But this is a lack of perception that is common place with both Archaeologists and Geologists - 10,000 year ago the groundwater levels were much higher, this has now been recognised at this site from excavations within the peat bog that has replaced the Mesolithic waters.

    Ground water is not a constant - it changes with the contours of the landscape and so if you wish to recreate the landscape in the Mesolithic you need to increase the groundwater level throughout the area by the same 'constant'.

    That's why my map shows a river not a lake.

    The river overlaps the shoreline as again, today's shoreline would have been dry land in the Mesolithic as the sea level would have been some 65m lover than today.


  3. When is this book going to be out?

    Will it be hardback or paperback??


  4. Anon

    Good question!

    21 June 2012 - hopefully I'll have a stall at Stonehenge for the Solstice selling the Books and Coffee


  5. This seems like nonsense and it doesn't even have the saving grace of being well written

    1. Anon

      Blogs are blogs, if you want the writer to spend time polishing the words then you buy the book - no such thing as a free meal in life.

      As for the content - all is accepted archaeology, as the finds have been carbon dated, the debating point (for its not been established) is if there was a lake or an inlet and did they wear clothes.

      Well, we have now found wooden houses at Star Carr and as the cro-magnon's (their ancient cousins) weaved clothes some 6,000 years before Star Carr, I guess there is a good chance.