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Lost Civilisation From 7,500 BC Discovered Off Indian Coast
Ananova ^ | 1-16-2002

Posted on 01/16/2002 5:18:59 AM PST by blam

Lost civilisation from 7,500 BC discovered off Indian coast

Archaeologists have found a civilisation dating back to 7,500 BC off India's western coast.

The find is 5,000 years older than any previously unearthed civilisation in the subcontinent.

Researchers uncovered pottery, beads, sculptures, a fossilised jaw bone and human teeth at the Gulf of Cambay site.(DNA tests?)

Previously, the oldest known civilisations were the Harrapan and Indus Valley communities - which date from around 2,500BC.

Murli Manohar Joshi, minister for human resources and ocean development, told The Times of India: "The findings buried 40 metres below the sea reveal some sort of human civilisation, a courtyard, staircase, a bathroom or a temple."

Researchers used carbon-dating techniques. The find was made by the Indian ocean development and archaeology institutes.

Story filed: 12:43 Wednesday 16th January 2002


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: archaeology; bangladesh; catastrophism; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; grahamhancock; gujarat; gulfofcambay; gulfofcambray; harappan; history; india; indus; indusvalley; nepal; pakistan
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach;abner
Thanks Ernest. Abner, see post number 19 for all significant posting recently.
21 posted on 01/16/2002 11:27:31 AM PST by blam
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To: Jay W
"Remember, sea levels were several hundred feet lower during the last Ice Age."

300-500 feet. Most people accept 400 feet, as a rule of thumb.

22 posted on 01/16/2002 11:29:20 AM PST by blam
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To: blam
"The findings buried 40 metres below the sea reveal some sort of human civilisation, a courtyard, staircase, a bathroom or a temple."

Ummmm. This is definitive...

23 posted on 01/16/2002 11:31:05 AM PST by lepton
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach, blam
Nice link, Ern. Please include me on your bump lists for archeological articles. Fascinating!
24 posted on 01/16/2002 11:36:02 AM PST by PoisedWoman
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To: blam
Etruscan
25 posted on 01/16/2002 11:37:44 AM PST by RightWhale
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To: blam
Although Palaeolithic sites dating back around 20,000 years have been found on the coast of India's western state of Gujarat before

Do you have more information or links to the 20,000-year-old sites? thanks.

26 posted on 01/16/2002 11:37:57 AM PST by PoisedWoman
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To: PoisedWoman
Try this thread (numerous articles): Calico: A 200,000-Year Old Site In The Americas?
27 posted on 01/16/2002 11:46:05 AM PST by blam
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To: RightWhale
"Etruscan"

Don't know. (Haven't developed a 'blam' theory on this one yet. It will need to 'soak' a couple more days, lol)

28 posted on 01/16/2002 11:48:08 AM PST by blam
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Kewl! Thanks for the link!
29 posted on 01/16/2002 12:22:27 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Do you have a ping list? If so, please add me to it. Thanks....
30 posted on 01/16/2002 12:27:07 PM PST by manna
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To: blam
Cool discovery blam... I'm wondering if discoveries of sites from before the Tower of Babel incident will reveal only one language in use for all people then. Okay, so I'm a kook.
31 posted on 01/16/2002 1:12:40 PM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: blam
Thanks. I'll bet you are an arrowhead hunter & rock collector.
32 posted on 01/16/2002 1:30:44 PM PST by Ditter
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To: blam
Thanks for link to that treasury of information! Bookmarked.
33 posted on 01/16/2002 1:40:45 PM PST by PoisedWoman
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To: blam
300-500 feet. Most people accept 400 feet, as a rule of thumb.

Any reliable time-frame estimate? If the town flooded in 7500 BC, it might have been around even longer.

34 posted on 01/16/2002 3:05:55 PM PST by Ada Coddington
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To: Ditter
"I'll bet you are an arrowhead hunter & rock collector."

Book collector, lol.

35 posted on 01/16/2002 3:57:05 PM PST by blam
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To: Ada Coddington
"Any reliable time-frame estimate? If the town flooded in 7500 BC, it might have been around even longer."

I posted the only two mentions I've seen of this discovery. I expect any civilization found at this site will exceed the dates posted. The theories about the Sphinx being about 10k years old don't seem so foreign now, huh?

36 posted on 01/16/2002 4:01:34 PM PST by blam
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To: ValerieUSA
"I'm wondering if discoveries of sites from before the Tower of Babel incident will reveal only one language in use for all people then."

I would say, NAH. There were people all over the world then and had many different languages.

37 posted on 01/16/2002 4:04:12 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
Well, I'll bet you collect intresting books. ;9)
38 posted on 01/16/2002 4:17:51 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Allman_Brothers_Rule
"Check out the legend of the "Nine Unknown Men." Do a Google search. It's pretty heady stuff."

I did a search on this subject. All I found were articles about the Bavarian Illuminati and 3,000 year old Egyptian aircraft. No word about these nine fellows. Can you provide a link?

39 posted on 01/16/2002 4:25:10 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
Great! I've always strongly believed "civilization" is much older than most of the conventional wisdom claims, so anything that helps push the clock back is always interesting news.
40 posted on 01/16/2002 5:59:32 PM PST by white rose
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