Lake Victoria (Australia)

18 Jan 2011

At ... see the Forum section and a discussion of some of Peter Jupp's ideas (he is a member of SIS, and his DVDs are available via the SIS Sales or can be purchased directly from his web site where short You Tube videos of them can be viewed online to give an idea of what the DVDs offer). In this instance the Forum is discussing the possibility that an Aboriginal gathering of peoples was destroyed by an auroral discharge (Wal Thornhill). It is normally interpreted in archaeology and in the literature as an Aboriginal cemetery - or tribal burial place. Some of the comments appear to suggest some bones display evidence of burning - but that does not necessarily imply a cosmic event as cremation was practised in a large number of ancient communities. There is a great deal of contrary evidence out there but the site appears to be crying out for some kind of evaluation regarding when and if the bodies died at the same time and by what manner they died. Other accumulations of bodies, also interpreted as burial sites, occur at the Kow Swamp, and Lake Mungo, and Jupp says the bodies are found in concretised sand or they are fossilised and scattered around the shore of Lake Victoria. Fossilisation by electrical charging is an instantaneous process - and Jupp has suggested they may have died as recently as 3000BC. This is definitely not the sort of date conventional archaeology is looking at. They say the bodies date between 60,000 and 40,000 years ago.

At Jupp is asking for contributions, saying they are looking  for people to participate or make suggestions regarding other areas of research. The idea of concretising sand is interesting as the sarsen stones at Stonehenge and Avebury here in the old country are made of concretised sand. Some sarsens are even made of concretised silt or loam - it is claimed. Certainly, it is recognised by geologists they actually preserve root holes from trees growing in the original medium. The fact that root holes are found in concretised sand may intimate a rather quicker sedimentation process than simple induration. We can actually examine these roots quite closely, in  the upright stones at Avebury. The process of induration is said to be taking place in the fairly recent modern world - in Australia. Here, the process is said to take a very long period of time, on flat land surfaces which have remained from from erosion and tectonic upheaval for an equally long period of time. Or are they further examples of electric fossilisation?