The failings of mainstream archaeology are filling the news due to
the curious but in my opinion expectable ransacking of Iraq's museum
by apparently knowledgeable insiders. The whole profession of
mainstream archaeology seems to be filled with fortune hunters -
what else should you expect? I have not yet met anyone from
mainstream archaeology that I would call a serious and sincere
researcher into the actual history of mankind - though I am sure
they must exist, somewhere - but this appears to be a profession for
people looking to fill their museums or safes with valuable goods or
to pad their reputations by writing what is expected of them by the
masses or by the prevailing political systems.
The history is secondary.
Recently, the - in my opinion - falsely dated rock art in the
Chauvet Cave in France (and thus also all of the French caves)
has come under deserved scrutiny at:
"Doubt cast on age of oldest human art
Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition"
This article indicates that only one apparently self-serving French
institute has actually dated the art - and has done this so
continuously over the years to 30,000 BC - whereas an apparently
objective institute has said the radiocarbon data show dates at the
oldest to 15000 BC.
That is quite a discrepancy.
This kind of thing is rampant in this discipline which appears to be
populated more by soldiers of fortune than by people actually
interested in the history of civilization.
In fact, as a matter of logic, the odds that this art was created in
30000 BC is ZERO.
If one claims that something as sophisticated as Chauvet Cave Rock
Art existed in 30000 BC, then the art and artists can not just
disappear, and we would expect to find this art continued and
improved over the millennia - yet, the mainstream would have us
believe that this great art appeared in 30000 BC and then for 15000
years nothing happened - the art and artists disappeared.
This kind of science is absolute rubbish by incompetents and
bunglers and frankly, I get tired of reading it.
But let me close on a happy note.
HAPPY EASTER !
Recall, as a matter of astronomy (rather than religion), Easter
always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the
UPDATE, April 20, 2003
Most interesting concerning the lost or destroyed treasures of Iraq is the
following article from the New York time:
in which it is noted that many of the Sippar cuneiform tablets
viewed by the mainstream archaeologist already in the 1980's
are STILL neither published or deciphered. What incredible
sloppiness and non-science on the part of mainstream archaeology, in
a digital age, when these could long ago have been photographed and
made available to the world.
Let me say that this is the rule rather than the exception in
archaeology, where finds are hoarded and coveted and kept from the
public eye by their owners, until they can decipher and publish them
for the glory of THEIR reputations and pocketbooks, so that, even
when published, compilations are offered at horrendous prices not
payable by the ordinary man - I need think here only of the Luwian
Hittite hieroglyphs which are available at over $500 per book.
Recall here also the history of the Turin Canon (Turin Papyrus
roll), the major chronological document for the history of Pharaonic
Egypt, which when found was in great condition, but then was put
away in a drawer by a selfish archaeologist who wanted the
decipherment to be HIS personal work.
The result was that he never deciphered it and when the papyrus was
later found in a drawer, the papyrus fell into thousand pieces and
had to be repasted - indeed, as I claim - repasted in part
erroneously. Greed - both academic and pecuniary - is the name of
the game in this profession.
The only reason that it pays for ancient artifacts to be stolen, is
because there is a market out there for them in the archaeology
world, mainstream museums definitely included. Museums buy what they
can get - and care little about the sources. Hoarding is the rule.
Science is secondary. Nine-tenths of the holdings of the British
Museum are underground, have never been seen by the public and are
in part unrecorded and unexamined. It is what I call archaeological
And who then publishes gprofit-making books on the
holdings of these museums? Obviously these are the curators and similar
people, for example those responsible for the pyramids.
Profit is made at every turn and it is not accurate science which is sold but
rather often erroneous mainstream interpretation of the artefacts which makes a buck.
If you think I am wrong, look at the New York Times article. The
goods that WERE brought to safety out of the exhibition in Iraq's
museum were not those of greatest value for the history of
civilization but those made of precious metals - GOLD, SILVER and
JEWELS. These were saved.
The truly irreplacable historical pieces - if merely of stone or
mud - were left to the wolves.
Frankly, I would - if I had the power -
throw out many mainstream archaeologists and curators
out of their temples,
much like Jesus threw out the money-changers.
Many of them deserve no better.