Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Stonehenge 'Cover-up'

by Robert John Langdon

Yesterday I was with BBC Wiltshire at Silbury Hill, Avebury for an outside broadcast for the Partial Eclipse of the Sun special which included interviews with astronomers and archaeologists (talking about Silbury Hill and the Long Barrows). One of their guests Tim Daw (a Stonehenge Stewart) informed me that English Heritage has now completed their work on the site by finally covering over the old car park with turf and transfered the car park to its new position a mile down the road.

Stonehenge car park mesolithic shoreline
Stonehenge 'old' Car Park showing shoreline of the River Avon

On the face of it this news may not sound very interesting!!

Yet the car park has the oldest findings at Stonehenge dated to 8500BC - this being the case, why has EH not removed the tarmac and excavated the area for more remains?  Surely, common sense dictates that this area is key to the history of Stonehenge?

What are English Heritage trying to 'cover-up'?

stonehenge Mesolithic post holes
Stonehenge 'old car park' with Mesolithic Post Holes

I confess that I have a huge interest in the excavation of this site - for it would prove (one way of the other) if my hypothesis is correct.

This is not the first time EH has tried to 'suppress' any knowledge of an earlier site:

Stonehenge mesolithic dating evidence
Only sign that the dating of Stonehenge is wrong!!

The only reason that EH has refused to excavate this area is that it will put into question the dating evidence at Stonehenge.  As EH has just spent £27 million pounds in promoting 'the current version of prehistory' - they do not wish for it to be undermentioned by any new evidence which would mean trashing their current exhibition was just a load of 'old nonsense' for the 'cash cow' of tourists and not scientific fact!!

This is when capitalism rules and scientific facts and our true history  pays the price!

Independent - "Remarkable new archaeological discoveries are likely to completely rewrite a key part of British prehistory."

Sadly, not a review of one of my books but even more supporting archaeology to suggest that the history we read in the text books and see on TV today has no relevance to the real history of the world.

"Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past." Ingsoc (Newspeak for English Socialism or the English Socialist Party) is the political ideology of the totalitarian government of Oceania in George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

We are back to one of my old blogs about 'Boulder Cliff' under the solent from 2011:

Well now they have found that the boats probably contained 'flour' 2000 years before agriculture was introduced into Britain (according to the 'experts') - so bit of a dilemma here!!

Did the boats (that were not invented for another 4000 years) get the wheat from the Mediterranean or did we have farming on British Soil 2000 years before farming 'evolved'??

Or is our history complete rubbish and scientific method is showing us that 'the truth is still out there'.

NB - Sadly the article and its pictures were removed in DEC 2015 - But I kept the text as it shows that censorship is alive and well in the academic world.  Another team has claimed the radio carbon dating is wrong due to DNA analysis and dating making the sample younger... what they failed to understand or answer is the fact it was found at the bottom of the Solent... the new dates given by this 'experimental study' give as date when the Solent existed... so how the hell did it get buried under the sea??

Article from the Independent

The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory

Scientific tests suggest that a major aspect of the Neolithic agricultural revolution may have reached Britain 2000 years earlier than previously thought

Remarkable new archaeological discoveries are likely to completely rewrite a key part of British prehistory.
Scientific tests suggest that a major aspect of the Neolithic agricultural revolution may have reached Britain 2000 years earlier than previously thought.

The research - carried out by scientists at the universities of Bradford, Birmingham and Warwick - reveal that wheat, probably already ground into flour, was being used at a Mesolithic Stone Age site in around 6000 BC.

The discovery - just published in the academic journal, Science - is likely to be viewed with some degree of consternation by many archaeologists  because it completely  changes accepted views of what happened in Britain (and indeed most of western Europe) in pre-Neolithic times.
This underwater discovery could be set to rewrite Britain's prehistoric past (The Maritime Archaeology Trust/Roland Brookes)This underwater discovery could be set to rewrite Britain's prehistoric past (The Maritime Archaeology Trust/Roland Brookes)
The species of domesticated wheat - an early form, known as einkorn - was identified by scientists from the University of Warwick, using DNA analysis. Although no einkorn seeds as such were found,  a small discrete area  of intense einkorn DNA was detected when geneticists tested samples of sediment, recovered by archaeologists from an underwater Mesolithic site in the Solent, just off the coast of the Isle of Wight.

The area was dry land 6000 years ago - but within 30 or 40 years had been permanently inundated by the sea, as a result of melting Arctic and other glaciers following the end of the Ice Age.

The einkorn DNA  - from a substantial quantity of the cereal, most likely in flour form - was recovered by archaeologists from the Maritime Archaeology Trust from a layer of sediment which had lain buried several metres below the seabed. Associated material (mainly fragments of wood) was dated by radio carbon 'Bayesian' dating techniques to between  6010 BC and 5960 BC.

Garry Momber, Director of the Maritime Archaeology Trust says that it is Garry Momber, Director of the Maritime Archaeology Trust says that it is "one of the richest collections of pre-Neolithic worked timbers ever found in Britain or elsewhere in Europe" (The Maritime Archaeology Trust/Roland Brookes)
The underwater location of the site is potentially very significant - because there are no other such indications of Neolithic influence in northwest Europe until around 5300 BC at the earliest. In Britain itself there are no aspects of Neolithic culture until around 4100 BC.

However thousands of square miles of Mesolithic land, on parts of Europe's and Britain's current continental shelves, were inundated by the sea between 6000 and 4000 BC - so the distinct possibility is emerging that cultural developments may have been occurring there, on those now- drowned coastal lowlands that did not take place further inland on what is still dry land.

For the archaeologists carrying out the research, a key puzzle is of course to work out how the einkorn got to the Isle of Wight. The nearest area known to have been producing einkorn by 6000 BC is southern Italy - and southern France and eastern Spain are thought to have been producing it by at least 5900 BC.

The big question therefore is whether the einkorn was brought by sea from one of those areas and then ground up  for use on the Isle of Wight - or whether it had been grown on or near the Isle of Wight, after predecessor seeds had been brought there from southern France, Spain or Italy and then planted.

Whichever scenario is correct, the discovery suggests a very unexpected degree of Mesolithic period maritime mobility (and Neolithic-originating cultural practice) that has not hitherto been apparent from the archaeological record.

If now-inundated coastal zones around continental Europe and Britain really were home to more technologically-developed and geographically-connected Mesolithic societies than those more inland Mesolithic cultures on what is still dry land, then there should be other differences at the Isle of Wight site, apart from just the einkorn evidence.

Remarkably, some such evidence has indeed emerged there.
The archaeologists, working there have found evidence of a wider range of flint tool styles - including some Neolithic-style  flint implements - and have also found around ten pieces of split timber, including three which had been split in a manner not seen elsewhere until the Neolithic. 

The archaeologists say that the site may have been a Mesolithic boat-building encampment -perhaps the oldest such site yet discovered anywhere in the world. They have found evidence for woodworking, cooking and flint tool manufacturing. They also discovered pieces of Mesolithic string, the heel bone of a giant wild cow (aurochs) and DNA from dog (or wolf) and cattle (probably giant aurochs).

"The use of, or introduction of, cereal grains in Britain now appears to have been a much longer and more complex process than we had previously imagined," said archaeologist, Professor Vince Gaffney of the University of Bradford, co-author of the Science paper.

"Scientists' ability to analyse genetic material found deep in ancient buried marine sediments will open up a totally new chapter in the study of British and European prehistory.
"it is a unique method for exploring and understanding what was taking place in the huge swathes of prehistoric territory lost during sea level rise after the end of the last Ice age," said Professor Gaffney

Garry Momber, Director of the Maritime Archaeology Trust says that it is "one of the richest collections of pre-Neolithic worked timbers ever found in Britain or elsewhere in Europe"
"At present, we are only able to examine a tiny percentage of the constantly eroding underwater material - but hopefully, if we succeed in getting more funding, we will be able to recover and analyse much more of this unique site," he said.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Further BBC support for my Hypothesis - Flixton Island

By Robert John Langdon

It seems every time I switch the TV on and look at the numerous History and Archaeological programmes, they seem to be 'changing our perception of history' and supporting my hypothesis (perhaps they are secret readers?).

The latest 'discovery' shown on the BBC is about 'Flixton Island'.  So rather than spending long periods correcting the video in text here on my blog, I have added annotations so you see what 'smoke and mirrors' the academics are using to explain the obvious, rather than the truth that - they got it all wrong!!

Flixton Island
Flixton Island
Flixton is an Island, but it was not on a lake as suggested on the video but a waterway that led to Doggerland - for details see another blog of mine: 'Lies, Damned Lies and Archaeologists'

The new admission of this lake/river drying up thousands of years after the last Ice Age and more importantly, AFTER Mesolithic Man had returned to Britain.  This shouldautomatically 'flag up' a historical problem for the archaeologists and geologists - If Star Car and Flixton was once a flooded landscape that dried out - how many other sites suffered the exact same effect?

To answer that question all you need to do is look at the peat record for Britain.  We know from carbon dating peat it takes about 6k years to form once the waters have stopped flooding and it is exposed to air.  So lets look at a peat map and find out how much water was flooding on the landscape at the same time as Star Carr & Flixton was flooded?

Even today 11% of Britain is still covered in Peat and 16.6% in Ireland - Britain's lower number will be because of industrialisation - peat bogs were drained and houses/factories built over the last 500 years.  Even so, even with the overwhelming evidence that thousands of years after the ice Age AT LEAST 15 - 20% of the land surface was underwater at the time of Mesolithic man - YET archaeologists and geologists refuse to accept my 'Post Glacial Flooding' hypothesis!!

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Cambridge University's new findings now support my hypothesis

by Robert John Langdon

Mark Knight and the University of Cambridge have been excavating a site near 'Flag Fen' called Must Farm.
Must Farm Boat

Must farm boat - "just one of thousands in this area" Mike Knight 

Mark has found a number of Bronze Age boats that he claims 'to be on a slope to the North Sea and the event we will re-explore British prehistory'. For he has found that Britain not only did not have the 'isolated' hunter-gatherer tribes our history books contain, but they lived in Boats communicating and trading with the continent.

Here is the Video from the BBC series 'Digging for Britain' - with a few comments/corrections of my own!

In 2010 I published the first part of my trilogy 'The Stonehenge Enigma' in which I criticised the current archaeological story of Britain as 'myth and fanciful' as they talk about 'hunter/gatherers' of British Prehistory. The book shows that there was no such thing as a 'hunter-gatherer' in Britain as it was flooded after the last ice age, and the population lived on boats and fished for a living, with the occasional visit to land sites (we now call henges and iron age forts) that lay on the shorelines of this flooded landscape.

The archaeologists called it 'pseudo-science' and 'fantasy' and refused to review the book in their archaic magazines and periodicals. However, as you see from this site and its blogs, this idea has now become 'mainstream' and this video confirms this 'aquatic' civilisation able to build a 'fishery' over ten kilometres in length.

To understand how sophisticated this 'open pen' type of fish is here is what we do today in the largest open pen fisheries' country in the world Canada:

Canada has been using the net pen system since the 1970s. Net pen, or cage, technology started to be used seriously in Canada in the early 1980s in New Brunswick when joint government /private projects introduced cage technology from Norway. Cage culture started seriously in B.C. in the late 1980s. 

Smaller scale cage culture developed in freshwaters as well, including Georgian Bay, Ontario and Lake Diefenbaker, Sask. and B.C. The oldest operating cage farm in Canada is actually in Georgian Bay. The conventional net-pen is an open mesh net that is suspended within a framework constructed of steel, wood or plastic, that floats at the surface and held in place by down-haul weights. 

The arrangement of the cages (net pens) varies considerably. On Canada's east coast typical cages are circular and constructed of high density poly pipe (HDPE). The cages are 60m to 150m in circumference and moored individually within a grid system. On the west coast the cages are often steel with 8 to 24 cages in a group, half on each side of a main walkway. 

The cages are typically 15m to 30m across and 15m to 30m deep. Natural currents bring fresh, oxygenated water to the net pens and carry away soluble waste. The solid waste fecal material and uneaten feed settle to the ocean bottom near the cage site. Note that the amount of uneaten feed in negligible because the farmers cannot afford to waste feed, which is typically about 60% of their production cost. 

In the video Mark tells us that thousands of fish traps were used over this ten kilometre stretch - so do the maths! If each trap caught just one fish, a day that's 365,000 fish an annum. This is a commercial fish farm equivalent to any modern-day fish company of today.

So we are talking about massive trading all over the continent - and confirms that this civilisation was NOT hunter/gatherers but lived on boats, yet the archaeologists have not understood even scratched the surface of this civilisation - for by 1500 BC this society was in massive decline as we see from the Roman invasion, for these boat's people and these techniques were lost by the time Julius Caesar ventured into Britain. Which gives us an indication of how great this original civilisation was some two thousand years before the boats of Must farm.