Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ancient Sea Ports on Suncoast

This revelation is a bit of a surprise and should have been spotted a long time ago.

I have posted extensively on the existence of what can best be called the European Bronze Age whose principal city was Atlantis on the Gibraltar choke point.  This civilization expired in 1159 BCE due to the volcanic event of Hekla producing a tsunami that destroyed waterfront urban centers throughout the Atlantic littoral.  Yet it had operated in full flower for at least a thousand years.

That provided ample time to establish colonies along the sea lanes to the mouth of the Mississippi and to Mesoamerica.  We already have found some confirming sites in that is located in Bimini, a likely transshipment point. This presence of sea located centers along the American coast supports just how huge the Atlantean trade confederacy was.  It was not just a center or two.  It was a series of trade factories situated on the coasts that could support each other by sea in the event of conflict.

The most probable scenario for these locations is a series of Bronze Age colonies that persisted for a thousand years.

What is missing is other evidence on land in the form of palace ruins.  In fact these centers certainly had some such structures in view of the effort demonstrated.  These unfortunately could easily have been mined out upon the more recent settlement by Europeans.

Alternatively, settlers may have constructed these facilities though that does not answer the question of why?  The Bronze Age Sea Peoples needed sea access as a priority to their economy.  Settlers did not at all except for occasional trade in support of a farming enterprise.

This also explains a lot of the poorly understood linage issues among the southern first nations.

Ancient canals on the Suncoast?

Reported by: Josh Taylor 

Email: jtaylor@mysuncoast.com
Last Update: 2/15 6:59 pm

"Depth reading and core samples will absolutely rewrite everything we know about history." - John Jensen

SARASOTA, Fla. - A Central Florida man believes he has discovered what's left of a highly advanced ancient civilization by using some new technology, and says some of the evidence is right here on the Suncoast.

"Looking further, I begin to find the real beauty in Cortez."  John Jensen is no archaeologist. He says he's just an amatuer researcher of what's under the water. Well, what he says he's observed from the sky could rewrite the history of the world.  "I recognize some patterns that appear to be man-made, or at least not natural."

He's identified more than 60 sites in places like Louisiana, New Jersey and Florida as what he calls ancient channels, canals, and harbors.  A handful are from Tampa down to Ft. Myers, including one in Englewood and one around Cortez in Manatee County.  "There's a horseshoe with a circle in the center of it, and other lines around it that suggest that they're not natural."

Jensen says the sites are now about five feet underwater, and says there are underwater banks and edges which indicate they were built before the sea level rise six to seven thousand years ago. "That's the result of the process of digging above water, is to dump the refuse on the bank beside it."

"They definitely were modifying their environment.  A canal system or harbor system is not that unthinkable at all."  Jodi Pracht is the Archaeologist for Sarasota County.  She says our area has some of the oldest evidence of human inhabitance in all of North America, dating back between 10,000 and 12,000 years.

As far as Jensen's claims she's not so sure. "At the years this gentleman is talking about, and the level of modification...the science does not support that."

At places like the Indian Mound park in Englewood there is evidence people lived here an awfully long time ago.  However Jensen says his evidence suggests it's much bigger then we ever thought.  "(The diggings) probably were not made by some folks wearing leather buckskins, breechcloths and baskets on their heads."

Jensen says the widths of some of the underwater waterways are larger than the Panama Canal -- something which would have required some serious innovation. "Underwater sunken systems that require technology to produce that is beyond or at least equivalent to what we have today."

Jensen says he has uncovered some of the sites in just the past few months; perhaps finding something experts have yet to even see, let alone attempt to explain...at least for now.  "The science is very conservative.  There is probably a lot more going on out there than as a professional you would agree with out loud," says Pracht.

Naturally occurring or man made?  How about from something not human at all?  Jensen says he doesn't know, but perhaps the answers are just beyond the water's edge.  "Depth reading and core samples will absolutely rewrite everything we know about history."

Jensen says his work and his theories are catching on. His website, which he says he makes no money on, is now receiving more than 25,000 hits a month.

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