By Aleksandr Mikhailovich Kondratov
During this e-book Alexander Kondratov takes a glance at many of the clean areas in manâs wisdom that may be stuffed in via extra facts acquired from underwater archeology. within the Pacific Ocean those contain such riddles because the tradition of Easter Island, the beginning of the yank Indians, the unique place of birth of the Polynesians and the peopling of Australia. within the Indian Ocean one of many mysteries is how the traditional Dravidian civilisation unfold. one of the secrets and techniques of the Atlantic are the nice and cozy and chilly mythical islands of St. Brendan, Antilia and Thule, the extinct tribes of the Canary Islands, and Atlantis, a desirable secret that has given upward push to a voluminous physique of literature.
The writer units forth the most hypotheses which were complicated to unravel those riddles and analyses them from the standpoints of ethnography, linguistics, geology and different sciences. yet he doesn't attempt to impose any of the hypotheses at the reader. The conclusions he attracts are tremendous wary, and in circumstances the place there's inadequate info the query is left open.
This hugely attention-grabbing booklet is meant for the overall reader. certainly, no expert individual can fail to take an curiosity in difficulties that experience a right away referring to the human race.
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I t is a small island yet in Professor Brown's opinion it require many thousands of workers to make such a larg number of stone colossi, at least as many worker as built the Egyptian pyramids. These thousand of people had to be fed while they worked. Where could the builders and the people who fed them have lived except on a large area of land? Also,' such grandiose construction could have been undertaken only by a country with a strong centralised government. According to a legend about the peopling of Easter Island, the first settlers, sent by a chief named Hotu Matua, found some "inhabitants there when they arrived.
Traces of a cataclysm can be seen on Easter Island itself. Huge unfinished statues still lie in the quarry inside the crater of the volcano called Rano Raraku (rano means volcano and raraku, or raku-raku, means "to scrape"). Beside 3-0200 34 them lie the prim iti ve stone chisels and scraper used to carve the images. I t is a small island yet in Professor Brown's opinion it require many thousands of workers to make such a larg number of stone colossi, at least as many worker as built the Egyptian pyramids.
Dikov found, on the Kamchatka Peninsula, a site that is from 14,000 to 15,000 years old. This dates back to approximately the time when the Bering Sea land bridge was used as a route to the American continent. The most notable thing about the finds is that they show connections between the ancient Kamchatkan culture and the Indian cultures of America- For instance, Soviet archeologists found a large number of beads and pendants that are strikingly reminiscent of the famous Indian wampum. The arrowheads used by the 62 ancient inhabitants of Kamchatka also have much in common with those of the American Indians.