Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The Islands of KENT

By Robert John Langdon

Further to my article on Essex here is one on Kent with a feature on Coldrum.
Islands of Kent

As you see Kent was a collection of four main and a handful of smaller islands.  The most important fact is that to the East (right hand side) of the map lay Doggerland, which we believe was the lost continent of Atlantis.

The waterway highlighted here was therefore of immense importance as to the north of this map lay the expanded Thames river which joined the Kennett and Avon rivers to flow into the Bristol Channel and the Atlantic Ocean.  This would therefore been the main route the Atlanteans took to sail to the Mediterranean.

Coldrum is believed by archaeologists to be a 'Long Barrow' so I investigated it last week to test their theory, as if it was a Long Barrow' it would be used to navigate ships through this area toward either Doggerland/Atlantis or the Atlantic.

When we look at Coldrum on the Mesolithic Map we notice that it lay not on a hill but by the shoreline.

Clearly as you see from the map Coldrum is NOT a Long Barrow as it is a diamond/square shape on the shore of the Mesolithic Waterways.  To confirm this we need to look at the site and assess how the shoreline would have looked in 8500BC.

Entrance showing it's built on a natural mound - the standing stones that was on the shoreline have fallen into what would have been the shoreline/water

When you look at the entrance you notice that it's on a steep hill - unlike a Long Barrow - this clearly is the mooring point for the site where you would disembark from your boat/ship.

Mooring point for boats - as its a natural harbour
The bank is not man made as it extends for about a quarter of a mile north and is rounded to the south to create a perfect peninsula. It has 20+ large Sarsen stones which clearly has been transported here (by boat) as their are no natural crops of this stone locally.

So why did the archaeologists get it so wrong?

The Official Noticeboard

Well according to the first archaeologists that dug the site to bits and destroyed the original shape it was a stone circle and there is still a 1926 plaque on the site to prove their hypothesis - but recently it has turned into a 'Long Barrow', although its not long at all and according to the illustration, is square (So is it a Square Barrow?? if the sites does not fit convention just make it up it seems!)  

To show you how ridiculous it has become they show visitors a chambered mound with an entrance - the problem is the mound has completely disappeared through 'weathering' (although the surrounding area has not been effected by this very selective weather).

NB. You see a lot of that kind of rubbish, if you study archaeology.

The large standing stones are similar to the ones we have seen at Avebury and would be used to tie up the boats and ships as mooring points.  The area behind the boarding platform would have probably been a fire beacon to attract the ships as again we have seen in Avebury and Woodhenge.  This would been seen for hundreds of miles and acted as a safe harbour in story weather as another island of Kent is just 10miles over towards the east opposite.
On top of the Island entrance looking back towards Doggerland/Atlantis beyond the valley
In conclusion, Coldrum is a Mooring Point on the Mesolithic coast, Yes they have found skeletons there but as my next blog will show you, dead bodies do not dictate the function of the site - unless, of course, you haven't got a clue on why our ancestors built these sites.

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