Happy New Year!
I have left the most persuasive proof of my book 'The Stonehenge Enigma' for the first post of 2012. In 2000 the Museum of London, published a book based on the research undertaken when the extension to the Jubilee Line was being planned.
This research was written by Jane Sidell, Keith Wilkinson , Robert Scaife and Nigel Cameron, all experts in their field working for either the Museum of London or associated Universities. The book 'The Holocene Evolution of the London Thames', did not raise much interest even though the conclusions should have alerted the archaeological world to the fact that the Holocene (immediately after the ice age) environment was much changed from today.
Here is an example map of their findings:
|London in the Roman/Iron Age Period|
|Houses of Parliament and Thorney Island|
If we go back to the first map we see the larger Thames and lots of sand known to geologists as 'alluvium'. This sand is produced on the banks of rivers as they shrink over the centuries, this give us an indication where the rivers used to flow and the size of the river. The Thames is quite recent and was made (cut by water) during and just AFTER the last ice age and geologists have plotted its original course north of its current position PRIOR to the last ice age.
Consequently, as we know the river only existed in the Holocene period, we can model the Thames as it was just after the ice melted in the Mesolithic Period.
|Mesolithic London and the Thames|
As the River Thames is freshwater and in the Mesolithic Period the Sea water levels were 65m lower than today - where did all that water come from to fill the Thames to that extent?
And the ONLY answer to this question is 'groundwater levels' and Rivers that feed the Thames directly. Consequently, these volume will in turn need to be 10 times greater than today. So with all that extra groundwater and swollen rivers - how would Britain look in the Mesolithic Period?
|Southern Britain in the Mesolithic Period|
For Stonehenge was built NOT in the Neolithic in 3000BC but in the Mesolithic in 8500BC - hence proving my hypothesis.
(by Robert John Langdon)