That happened before?

It seems obvious to me that Humans are a species who have forgotton their past. Events in the distant past have proven so difficult to human survival. That only small unrelated groups have managed to emerge after each catastrophe.

What was Stonehenge's Original purpose?

At 8000 BC Stonehenge was being used as a site for something.

'Stonehenge itself evolved in several construction phases spanning at least some 1500 years. However there is evidence of large scale construction both before and afterwards on and around the monument that perhaps extends the landscape's time frame to 6500 years.'

See Full Article : Stonehenge

'Should the archeologists find enough evidence to settle their case that the bluestones were dragged 150 miles from Wales, plenty of larger unanswered questions will still be left unanswered. Who built Stonehenge, and for what purpose? Was it a temple, or an astronomical site, or, as Wainwright puts it, a Bronze Age Lourdes? Modern-day Druids, of which Britain has a few, claim it as their own, but the historical evidence is that Druids didn't show up until Stonehenge was already very ancient. The site was a monument as long ago as the time of the first Egyptian pyramids, and its final design is as old as Tutankhamen's tomb.'

See full Article : Newsweek

Zoom in on Image

Faith and Lance Vatcher discovered the Mesolithic postholes dating from between 7,000 and 8,000 BC, as well as a 10m length of a palisade ditch – a V cut ditch into which timber posts had been inserted that remained there until they rotted away.

See : Wikipedia

Why bury a city?

Göbekli Tepe
Göbekli Tepe

'The article points out two fascinating (and in some ways, mysterious) aspects of the site: Firstly, that it was *intentionally* buried around 8000BCE. According to chief archaeologist Klaus Schmidt:

The really strange thing is that in 8,000BC, during the shift to agriculture, Gobekli Tepe was buried. I mean deliberately – not in a mudslide. For some reason the hunters, or the ex-hunters, decided to entomb the entire site in soil. The earth we are removing from the stones was put here by man himself: all these hills are artificial.'

The PPN A settlement has been dated to ca. 9000BC.

See Article : Dailygrail: Garden of Eden

Zoom in on Image

What have we lost?

Advanced technologys, and real human history, has been lost.

Perhaps many many years pass before survivors are willing to venture back onto the face of the planet after each global disaster.

I believe this scenario has happened many times in Human history.

Because when we dig down deep enough in the Ocean…

  • The deepest layers contained evidence of many species of animals and came from what the project leader, paleobioligist Dr. Richard Norris, called a “happy-go-lucky” ocean.
  • Above this was a small layer with green glass pebbles, that were originally fused under intense heat. This is believed to be ocean bottom material that was instantly melted by the intense energy release of a colliding asteroid.
  • Next was a rusty brown layer that is thought to be from the “vaporized remains of the asteroid itself,” dated about 65 million years ago. This layer is found elsewhere in the world and contains a high content of iridium, which is a chemical “signature” of asteroids.
  • Above this is about 5 centimeters (2 inches) of gray clay with strong evidence of a nearly dead ocean. “It was not a completely dead ocean, but most of the species that are seen before [earlier in the core sample] are gone. There are just some very minute fossils. These were the survivors in the ocean”
  • Above this layer, core samples showed evidence of renewed life.

KT Colorado
These results showed that the iridium layer, which has been found at many locations around the world on land, is also observable in the ocean bed. Fossils of highly developed species (man, large mammals, etc.) have never been found below that layer; fossils of ancient species (dinosaurs, trilobites, and a few tens of thousands of other species) have never been found above that layer.

See: Reasons why most scientists disbelieve in creation science.

See: KT Layer

See full Article : Newsweek

Zoom in on Image

It may be a Nuclear Blast or a Meteor Strike. But each time it happens, Whatever it is, It totally destroys Human culture past the point of collapse.

I think there are clues that Ancient Humans have left in their ancient writings. Clues to this pattern of our survival on this world.

What is Religion?

I believe Religion is more than likely a basic human reaction to the realization of continious ‘human mass extinctions’ (Atlantis/Floods etc)

Religions may also have been created in part to provide a pressure release valve or crutch for those who are able to provide faith to such things.

Humans have recorded their varieties of Religion since writing began. Each time proclaiming that this religion replaces all that went before it and is the true representation of god(s).

Advanced Technology?

However, with or without Religion. We have gaps in our memory. When most Humans were mindlessly worshiping the Sun and Moon and all the planets in between. Before the Sumarians and Babylonians recorded their versions of Religion. Advanced Humans with ancient mathematical and astrological knowledge built Stonehenge, Göbekli Tepe, and perhaps the Great Pyramid?

How and why?

These structures do not add up to our percieved notions of Human life in those times. Neither do ancient maps that have been found. Nor do the lines in the Nasca desert in South America, only appreciated from the air. Are these the ancient clues of our as yet undiscovered history?

2014-01-19 Unknown Human History

Göbekli Tepe - National Geographic

Published on 13 Jul 2013 Göbekli Tepe - The 12,000 Year Old City

0 Add Comment

2010-07-02 Unknown Human History

Origin of Language

The origin of language, known in linguistics as glottogony refers to the acquisition of the human ability to use language at some point during the Paleolithic.

The main difficulty of the question stems from the fact that it concerns a development in deep prehistory which left no direct fossil traces and for which no comparable processes can be observed today.

The time range under discussion in this context extends from the phylogenetic separation of Homo and Pan some 5 million years ago to the emergence of full behavioral modernity some 50,000 years ago. The evolution of fully modern human language requires the development of the vocal tract used for speech production and the cognitive abilities required to produce linguistic utterances.

The debate surrounds the timeline, sequence and order of developments associated with this. It is mostly undisputed that pre-human australopithecines did not have communication systems significantly different from those found in great apes in general, but scholarly opinions vary as to the developments since the appearance of Homo some 2.5 million years ago. Some scholars assume the development of primitive language-like systems (proto-language) as early as Homo habilis, while others place the development of primitive symbolic communication only with Homo erectus (1.8 million years ago) or Homo heidelbergensis (0.6 million years ago) and the development of language proper with Homo sapiens sapiens less than 100,000 years ago.


In religion and mythology

Main article: Mythical origins of language See also: Divine language and Adamic language The search for the origin of language has a long history rooted in mythology. Most mythologies do not credit humans with the invention of language but speak of a divine language predating human language. Mystical languages used to communicate with animals or spirits, such as the language of the birds, are also common, and were of particular interest during the Renaissance.

Historical experiments

History contains a number of anecdotes about people who attempted to discover the origin of language by experiment. The first such tale was told by Herodotus. He relates that Pharaoh Psammetichus (probably Psammetichus I) had two children raised by deaf-mutes in order to see what language they would speak. When the children were brought before him, one of them said something that sounded to the Pharaoh like bekos, the Phrygian word for bread.

From this Psammetichus concluded that the first language was Phrygian. King James V of Scotland is said to have tried a similar experiment: his children were supposed to have spoken Hebrew. Both the medieval monarch Frederick II and Akbar, a 16th century Mughal emperor of India, are said to have tried similar experiments; the children involved in these experiments did not speak.

History of research

Evolutionary linguistics

Late 18th to early 19th century European scholarship assumed that the languages of the world reflected various stages in the development from primitive to advanced speech, culminating in the Persian language, seen as the most advanced. Modern linguistics does not begin until the late 18th century, and the Romantic or animist theses of Johann Gottfried Herder and Johann Christoph Adelung remained influential well into the 19th century. The question of language origins seemed inaccessible to methodical approaches, and in 1866 the Linguistic Society of Paris famously banned all discussion of the origin of language, deeming it to be an unanswerable problem.

An increasingly systematic approach to historical linguistics developed in the course of the 19th century, reaching its culmination in the Neogrammarian school of Karl Brugmann and others. However, scholarly interest in the question of the origin of language has only gradually been rekindled from the 1950s on (and then controversially) with ideas such as Universal grammar, mass comparison and glottochronology. The “origin of language” as a subject in its own right emerged out of studies in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and human evolution. The Linguistic Bibliography introduced “Origin of language” as a separate heading in 1988, as a sub-topic of psycholinguistics. Dedicated research institutes of evolutionary linguistics are a recent phenomenon, emerging only in the 1990s.

See: Wikipedia

Study in Current Biology reveals that adaptive changes in a human gene involved in speech and language were shared by our closest extinct relatives, the Neandertals. The finding reveals that the human form of the gene arose much earlier than scientists had estimated previously. It also raises the possibility that Neandertals possessed some of the prerequisites for language.

See: ScienceDaily.Com

The team says that the mixture of human and Neandertal features indicates that there was a complicated reproductive scenario as humans and Neandertals mixed, and that the hypothesis that the Neandertals were simply replaced should be abandoned.

See: ScienceDaily.Com

Timeline: Evolution of Human Language Research

For centuries, scholars and thinkers have tried to unravel the nature of human language. Our understanding of language has grown immensely, especially in the past 50 years. But there are still huge gaps in our knowledge. Here, a timeline of how experts from fields as diverse as anthropology, neuroscience, genetics, psychology, evolutionary biology, linguistics and artificial intelligence have shaped our thinking about language.


Philosophers were the first to ponder the roots of human language. The radical philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, left, says that use of words for communication stems from a desire to express our emotions. Also in the 1700s, Johann Gottfried von Herder writes two essays arguing that human rationality is the basis for language.


Pierre Paul Broca, left, a French doctor, identifies Broca’s Area in the brain’s left hemisphere, a region he says controls human grammar and speech. Damage to Broca’s Area impairs the ability to use words and construct grammatically correct sentences. Later, Karl Wernicke, a German doctor, discovers another area related to language in the left hemisphere. Patients with injuries to Wernicke’s Area speak fluently and grammatically, but make little or no sense.


In 1871, Charles Darwin, left, writes about a human “instinct for language” in his book, Descent of Man. He suggests that language evolved from more primal communication abilities in other animals. Scientists strive to understand how and why human language evolved by studying communication in other animals. Researchers note that chimpanzees physically groom each other, while humans “groom with words” when gossiping or making small talk. Both are ways of strengthening social bonds.


Noam Chomsky, a linguist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, left, says humans are born with an innate, or hardwired, knowledge of a universal grammar. He observes that all languages share certain rules and that children learn languages with astonishing speed. Researchers continue to ask: Is language a uniquely human skill? And is language capacity a self-contained part of the brain or part of a more complex, integrated system of cognitive skills?


Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, a primatologist at Georgia State University, begins to publish research on an ape named Kanzi. Tests show that Kanzi understands not only words but basic grammar – the strongest evidence so far that species other than humans can acquire human language skills.


MIT linguist Steven Pinker, left, tries to combine the ideas of Noam Chomsky and Charles Darwin in his book, The Language Instinct. He offers an explanation for how natural selection might have shaped the evolution of human’s “innate grammar.”


Teams led by Oxford University geneticist Anthony Monaco and London neuroscientist Faraneh Vargha-Khadem identify a single gene that governs certain aspects of intelligence and language. People with a mutation in this gene struggle to pronounce certain words – or make fine movements of the lip and the tongue – and have trouble with grammar. Within a year, SvAnte Paabo and Wolfgang Enard, at Leipzig’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, find a gene – foxp2 – that is almost identical in all animals. Three years later, Stephanie White, left, and researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles find that in zebra finches, a kind of songbird, this gene is involved in their learned song.


In a co-authored paper published in the journal Science, Chomsky says that human language might have evolved from other, simpler forms of communication. The authors propose closer collaborations between linguists, biologists, anthropologists and psychologists to study the evolution and neurology of language.

See: NPR

The Evolution of Human Speech

A smaller hypoglossal canal also characterizes fossils of Homo habilis and the australopithecines, leading Kay et al to conclude that the ability to speak must have evolved roughly 400,000 years ago. A similar study of the thoracic vertebral canal, undertaken by McLarnon and Hewitt in 1999, had similar results. From this it can be concluded that speech ability was probably present in the common ancestor of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals. This does not necessarily mean that the hominids present at that time actually did speak, but it is likely the structures for speech were in place by that time.

Ape Speech

While captive great apes have shown varying degrees of skill in learning human sign languages, and even appear to understand some human speech, efforts to teach chimpanzees and orangutans to speak as humans do have been largely unsuccessful. This is partly due to a difference in anatomy; the vocal tract of the great apes consists of a single tube, while that of humans comprises two linked tubes, giving humans the ability to produce a larger repertoire of sounds. In addition, humans have better control over their breathing and the articulation of their tongues. Apes, of course, can produce a wide array of calls that communicate information to their brethren, and gibbons in particular have shown a marked complexity in combining their calls in a way resembling a simple language. Humans, however, seem to have taken this ability and run with it, producing a dazzling array of sounds that comprise the thousands of languages that have existed throughout human history.

Other Animal Languages

Some other species can also have quite complicated languages, including dolphins, humpback whales, and various types of songbirds. Because these animals are obviously far more distantly related to humans than apes are, it is almost certain that the languages these species exhibit are cases of convergent evolution; this goes to show that animals besides humans have found the ability to communicate with their fellows helpful to their survival.

See: The Evolution of Human Speech

0 Add Comment

Bookmark this on Delicious

SEO-AU Links Best INFP Websites - Click here to Vote for this site!