Or the reason why they undertook this monumental task?
Then this book is a must for you. Robert John Langdon takes you back 10,000 years to a time when the last Ice Age melted leaving a series of smaller islands and peninsulas and not the island of Britain we see today.
By revising accepted Archaeological, Geological and Topological findings, Langdon has been able to produce simple but astonishing hypotheses with compelling scientific evidence, which shows that these monuments are five thousand years older than we currently believe and built by a 'lost civilisation' the ancient Greek philosopher Plato once wrote about.
The most sensational and controversial book in the history of archaeology has now been published, which will not only re-write the events of prehistoric Britain but moreover, the World.
Our history books tell us that 12,000 years ago, the last Ice Age finally melted away to reveal the Britain we know today.
OR DID IT?
OR DID IT?
Britain had been under TWO MILES of ice and the seas that now surround us were frozen solid, leaving a huge mass of enormous weight pushing down on our tiny island. This mass had compressed the land so much that the surface sat some half a mile below the current sea level.
SO WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AFTER THE ICE HAD MELTED?
In this book Robert John Langdon explores the probability that when the ice melted, rather than leaving the land mass we now know as Britain it did, in fact, leave a collection of smaller islands and peninsulas caused by river flooding as the ground water table had risen by just 30m higher than today, creating an aquatic tropical landscape.
Quite remarkably, this book shows that Stone Age Man survived the Ice Age and the great flood to go on to develop into a great maritime Civilisation – to date, this unknown society which lived in boats on the waterways and used them to construction our magnificent stone monuments, such as Stonehenge and Avebury that have lasted nearly 10,000 years.
Revisiting accepted Archaeological, Geological and Topological findings Langdon has been able to write an astonishing hypothesis with compelling new proven evidence that not only re-writes our view of prehistoric Britain, but consequently, our view of the ancient world!
This Lost Civilisation not only had the advanced engineering skills to build and sail boats, but moreover, was able to travel throughout Europe including the Mediterranean to trade goods. Astonishingly, their knowledge enabled them to undertake sophisticated medical procedures, such as dentistry, limb removal and even brain surgery, giving us a remarkable insight into the complexity and sophistication of their society.
This book proves beyond doubt that Stone Age Men were NOT the fur clad hunter/gatherers living in mud huts as archaeologist would have you believe, but were instead members of a Great Lost Civilisation which carbon dating has proven to be responsible for the building of Stonehenge some 5,000 years earlier than currently believed.
Preface to SECOND EDITION
Section One: THE GEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
Chapter 1 - A Land called DOGGER
Chapter 2 - The BIG squeeze
Chapter 3 - WATER, water everywhere...
Chapter 4 - Geological Maps
Section Two: THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
Chapter 5 - Dykes and other Earthworks
Chapter 6 - Ditches best known as Moats
Chapter 7 - The Prehistoric Health Spa
Chapter 8 - Bluestones from far away
Chapter 9 - The Lost North West Entrance
Chapter 10 - The Avenue to a new Neolithic mooring place
Chapter 11 - Snails can tell us an old story
Chapter 12 - Barrows – Long and Round
Section Three: THE LANDSCAPE EVIDENCE
Chapter 13 - The Stonehenge Landscape
Chapter 14 - Old Sarum - the missing link
Chapter 15 - Avebury - the oldest of them all
Chapter 16 - Woodhenge & Durrington Walls - a structure by a harbour
Section Four: AN ANCIENT CIVILISATION
Chapter 17 - The Megalithic Builders
Epilogue Monument to the LOST WORLD of ATLANTIS