The Lussac Stone Age Portraits
In a cave near Lussac-les-Chateaux, in 1937, Leon Pericard and Stephane Lewoff uncovered a number of engraved stones dating from the Magdalenian period which drastically altered the accepted picture.
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The flat stones showed men and women in casual poses, wearing robes, boots, belts, coats and hats.(Image:Three of the more than 130 human portraits from Lussac--with color added for effect-If you'd like to see them without color Click Here.). One engraving is a profile of a young lady who appears to be sitting and watching something. She is dressed in a pant suit with a short-sleeved jacket, a pair of small boots, and a decorated hat that flops down over her right ear and touches her shoulder.
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Resting on her lap is a square, flat object that folds down the front, very much like a modern purse. Other examples show men wearing well-tailored pants and coats, broad belts with clasps, and clipped beards and moustaches.
...The Lussac models are by no means the only evidence of sophisticated dress from the Stone Age. Prehistoric cave paintings from the Kalahari Desert of Southwest Africa, dated within the Stone Age period, show light-skinned men with blond beards and well-styled hair, wearing boots, tight fitting pants, multicolored shirts, and coats and gloves."(Click and drag photo to resize.)
Another Investigator on La Marche (Lussac)
"Superb quality, and crucially important revelations about life 14,000 years ago do not help the art of La Marche achieve much status at all.
In fact, it is being pushed into obscurity by the establishment for more or less the same reasons. The establishment does not wish to promote iconoclastic ideas about advanced prehistoric civilization.
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La Marche breaks all kinds of Stone-Age art conventions. While the Stone Age art almost never shows human figures, La Marche gives us portraits executed in caricature.
Most male faces are clean shaven. We also see stylish goatees, and moustaches. These humans wore fashionably cut clothes. They had soled and heeled knee-high boots reminiscent of the medieval flared style.
On top of all that, the Magdalenians liked voluminous hats, sometimes suspiciously similar to helmets. (photos: left, 4 additional portraits, one of the original blocks containing the portraits) and right, the oldest known representation of a rider on horseback from the Trois Freres site ("Cro-Magnon"-period)
It is inconceivable, such art could be the work of simple Cavemen! "
Sometimes, new dogs cannot learn old tricks.. The stories of La Marche and Altamira indicate that if not for an overwhelming evidence of antiquity, these magnificent art-sites would still be considered as bona fide forgeries.
Instead, nowadays they are certified paradoxes, and as such they are shunned by scientists, and the media, and witheld from the general public". Jiri Mruzek...
The Atlantis Enigma; By Herbie Brennans
This exerpt from Brennan's book provides additional details about those sophisticated cave men. Everything we thought was true about "Ancient Man" is wrong.
On the seventh day, he was required to make the march seven times preceded by seven priests bearing the Ark of the Covenant and carrying seven rams? horn trumpets. The Lord's final instruction was: "And the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn . . . all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat." Joshua did as instructed and the walls came tumbling down.
Just how great a miracle this was only really came to light in 1952, when a team of British archaeologists, led by Kathleen Kenyon, began to excavate the Dead Sea site where Jericho once stood.
What they found was, in Kenyon's own words, amazing. Although Joshua's army approached the city in 1425 BC, Jericho had existed long before then. Mesolithic traces were found, and carbon dated to somewhere around 9000 BC - only 600 years later than Plato's supposedly mythical Atlantis.
There was definite proof of an organized community living in the city by about 8000 BC. By then, if not before, massive stone-built walls, 13 feet thick and 10 feet high, surrounded a 10-acre enclosure.
At the center stood an engineering masterpiece - a well-built stone tower with its own internal spiral staircase ... 30 feet of which was still standing after nearly 10, 000 years.
But the sophistication of Jericho went beyond its famous fortifications. Kenyon unearthed extraordinary portrait sculptures created by the innovative technique of modeling plaster over human skulls to produce eerily lifelike results.
(2) Nineveh, a city so old it is mentioned in Genesis, was situated on the east bank of the Tigris, opposite modern Mosul, in Iraq. It grew into the largest population center of the ancient Assyrian Empire. Although not quite prepared to accept that it dates almost to the creation of the world, modern archaeologists believe it was founded no later than the seventh millennium BC.
By Assyrian times,
the boundary wall was more than 7 miles long and in places an almost unbelievable 148 feet thick.
It had thirty great gates, several of them guarded by stone colossi.
In 1820, the brilliant Orientalist Claudius J. Rich became the first person in modern times to survey Nineveh. It was later excavated by French archaeologists, and in 1846 and 1847 by the distinguished English archaeologist Henry Layard, who discovered the palace of Sennacherib.
Layard took back to England an unrivalled collection of stone bas-reliefs, several bronzes and thousands of clay tablets inscribed in cuneiform script. But it was while working at Nimrud, the earlier capital of Assyria, that Layard made his most intriguing find - a curious crystal artifact.
It was a disc, not quite circular since it had 0.2 inches discrepancy between its longer and shorter diameters. One face of the disc was flat, but the other had been ground to make it convex, using some sort of precision tool.
Although no longer in pristine condition, it showed the remains of twelve cavities which had once contained condensed gases or liquids. At first, archaeologists concluded the disc must be an ornament of some sort, but then David Brewster became interested in the find.
Brewster was an eminent Scottish physicist noted for his experimental work in optics and polarized light. Today he is best remembered as the inventor of the kaleidoscope and the man who first produced three-dimensional images using a modified stereoscope.
Brewster examined the artifact and announced, in 1853, that it was a well-made optical lens. This find is not unique. Some seventy-five similar lenses of varying dates have subsequently been found at sites that range from central Turkey through Crete to Troy. Current orthodoxy has it they were all decorative furniture inlays.
What an optical lens was doing in ancient Nimrud was then - and remains today - beyond the understanding of orthodox archaeology.
But then so does the ancient 8.8-ton slab of man made glass discovered in 1956 at Beth She'arim, south-west of Galilee.
Similar weights of glass have been manufactured in modern times, but only rarely and for very specialized purposes - like the lenses of giant telescopes. Also, in the pyramid at Dahshur, built by Snefru (c.2613-c.2498 BCE), there lies at the foundation a 35 ton slab of man made purple glass. Think on that for a while.
When faced with a find of cogged stone discs up to 6.5 inches in diameter in the Santa Ana River Valley, Ventura County, California, archaeologists fell back on the time-honored explanation of "ritual artifacts".
In this case, as in many others, the phrase is an admission of defeat. The plain fact is that no one has the least idea what the discs, which are more than 8,000 years old, were actually used for.
Once you begin to pay attention to what Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson aptly call "forbidden archaeology" (13) - finds that fail to fit the current paradigm and are consequently ignored, explained away or dismissed as fraud - a wholly new and unexpected picture of the ancient world beings to emerge:
A workable pregnancy test is described on a Babylonian clay tablet. It involved the insertion of a herbaly impregnated woolen tampon into the woman's vagina. When removed and treated with an alum solution, the tampon turned red if the woman was pregnant.
The Maya of South America knew how to drill teeth and repair cavities with metal fillings.
People were tailoring their own clothes as long ago as 20,000 BC. The implements they used have been found. Excavation of three burial sites at Sunghir, Russia, in 1964 showed the men interred there had worn hats, shirts, trousers and moccasins.
Excavation of the prehistoric mound of Catal Huyuk, in central Turkey, revealed linen textile fragments, apparently from a girl's skirt.
People who lived at Spirit Cave in northern Thailand seem to have been growing domesticated beans, peas, gourds and water chestnuts around 9000 BC.
In faraway Palestine at the same period, the Natufians are known to have used sickles, although it's admittedly difficult to decide whether they were actually planting grain or simply harvesting wild crops.