The first population explosion

10 Apr 2014

At http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/03012014/article/the-first-great-hu... ... genetic studies, we are told, indicate Palaeolithic people grew in huge numbers between 80,000 and 60,000 years ago. Why this should have happened is not clear - but the idea of growing numbers of people at around that time is very convenient for the Out of Africa theory (and therefore should be treated with a bit of caution). The consensus Out of Africa theory requires a population explosion in order for modern humans to quickly replace those brutish forebears - Neanderthals and Homo erectus etc. How else could they have colonised the world so quickly if there had not been a population explosion - but was there?

At http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/03012014/article/researcher-suggest... ... which is more on the Sacsayhuaman complex of the Inca, which overlooked Cuzco. In this article there are lots of daigrams that show the layout of parts of the complex. The massive blocks are stone are set so close together it is difficult to get anything between them - but this is not what is being broached. Instead, it is the angles of their adjoining ends or sides that is the attention. They do not seem to be random - or that is the view of one Derek Cunningham, who is a historian and genealogist. Cunningham has ome weird ideas and one can visualise many archaeologists turning their eyes heaven wards - but that is the direction Cunningham has been looking at. He has, he claims, found 'astronomical writing' - which he says goes back 30,000 years in time, a form of writing he says can be found on several continents. The wrting is based on heavenly bodies and necessitates a series of assumptions. Cunningham is not bothered with being called a fruit and nutcase - he just wants his theory out there for others to look at, seriously or otherwise. He admits he might be wrong - and is quite happy to be proven so if that is the case. Take a look and see what you think.