Robert John Langdon
Some four years ago, I launched the first book of my trilogy 'Prehistoric Britain' called The Stonehenge Enigma, to mixed reviews. The original book was crammed with statistics and geological concepts like 'isostatic transformations' as I wanted to show scientific evidence of how groundwater could have been higher in the past flooding our landscape.
|Fig 1. River Evolution - Standard model (Larger in the past than today!!)|
|Fig 2. The River Avon's terraces - bigger in the past!!|
|Fig 3. Lower Thames - towards the sea|
|Fig 4. How the terraces look on a geological Map (looking down)|
The argument revolves around the 'dates' attributed to the terraces - pure and simple. Now I not suggesting that these terraces were all 'formed' after the last ice age, that would be foolish. What my hypothesis states is that they were 'last full with water' after the last ice age and remained full for thousands of years thereafter. And to show this use Britain's largest and most famous River the Thames for this purpose.
From the Picture (Fig 3.) you see the Thames dropped 40m in just 10k years that's about 0.4cm per annum and we know that this river system is recent as the Thames emptied into the North Sea in Suffolk prior to this ice age - so this asks fundamental questions which Geologist have failed to answer:
- If the Thames was 40m higher at the start of the Mesolithic Period (directly after the last Ice Age) where did all the extra water come from?
- If the extra water was from the melting of the glacial ice (that melted quickly - according to Geologists) why are there TEN terraces on the Avon (according to Maddy et al 2000) rather than one?
- How long does a river need to be at a certain level before it develops a terrace - and if the water ran away at a constant rate and did not settle - why are there any terraces anyway?
- If we can see that these rivers were larger in the past, why would not the same process that created these higher rivers (from the melting ice of an ice age) not be duplicated during the last ice age?
- And finally, if the Thames was 40m higher in the recent past wouldn't the other rivers that feed the Thames even today (like the Kennet and Avon) also 40m higher as they would also have access to the same water source?
|The Thames Today|
|The Thames at the Start of the Mesolithic|
If we now go back to today's river levels and increase the Avon by 40m like the Thames - look what happens.
|The Avon is about 65m above sea level near Stonehenge add another 40m and its 105m and turns Stonehenge into a peninsula|
But is this really rocket science or just plain old 'common sense' ?
And why are the academics so afraid to discuss this work to such an extent they censored my findings?
I'll let you the reader (and there's now been over a million of you) decide the likely truth of the matter!!