Societal Regression

The premise of this site is that evidence proves man is far older, and was civilized much sooner, than espoused by current theories of archeology. Further, much of that same evidence indicates that man has previously reached levels comparable, and in some cases superior, to our current level of technology, and that a global catastrophe(s) occurred which regressed civilization.

Understandably, this is a hard concept for people to accept, as we are taught that our current civilization is the pinnacle of technology achieved in human history. Yet this explanation would explain such things as:

  • "Full-bloom" civilizations
  • Knowledge that was lost and only recently "discovered", such as the ancient maps detailing North America and Antarctica or the Sumerian knowledge of all the planets of our solar system.
  • Artifacts and epics detailing flight, aerial battles, and atomic attack.
  • 'Problematic' technological artifacts such as the Babylonian batteries.
  • Megaliths, whose construction methods is unknown.
  • Civilizations that have gone from "superior" to "inferior".

Examples of Societal Regression

Regarding the last, the below is a verbatim list of examples compiled by author Jonathan Gray in his "Dead Men's Secrets" (2004):

1. When digging to the lowest depths, archaeologists repeatedly come upon a city complex architecturally superior to later cities on the same site.

2. The medicine of ancient Egypt was, generally speaking, far superior to that practiced in Europe during the Middle Ages. Pre-Incan medical surgery was superior to that of the Peruvian Inca.

3. The oceangoing vessels employed by the ancient explorers were large, strong, and immensely superior to the craft possessed by medieval Europeans.

4. The earliest ancient maps were drawn with the greatest precision- and superior to later navigational charts.

5. The old Maya calendar is superior to our own.

6. It can be demonstrated that many languages have suffered degeneration.

7. Ancient set building stones are much larger and more difficult to transport than those of subsequent cultures.

8. In dynamic realism, the masterpieces of the Cro-Magnon cave artists of Altamira (Spain) and Lascaux (France) were superior to the paintings and sculptures of later civilizations.

9. Roads: Britain's prehistoric Icknield Way (running 200 miles, in places as wide as a four-lane highway) is superior to any road constructed by the later Romans.

10. Mathematics: Whereas very ancient cultures knew about zero (the secret ingredient in advanced mathematics), frequently, as decadence occurred, they forgot it. The Babylonians, for example, wrote it as a black space- a practice which eventually disappeared. The same retrograde process occurred in China.

11. Astronomy: Originally, constellations took the form of animals, making it easier to remember and identify them; however, as civilization retrogressed, they actually became animals, heroes, or gods.

12. Scientific compasses, which pointed due north and south, were later preserved as magic, through which Chinese necromancers told fortunes.

13. Crete: The earliest Cretan empire was more culturally advanced than the empire which followed it (featuring running water, the most modern bathroom facilities, tinted-glass goblets, glazed dinnerware and elaborate dress styles).

14. Canary Islands: Considerable cultural deterioration operated until (by the time the Spaniards discovered them in the fourteenth century) warfare was being waged with stones and wooden weapons. They preserved the memory of a great civilization of cities, but were no longer capable of constructing anything more than simple huts.

15. The Pacific: On most islands of Polynesia and Micronesia are remains of cities, temples, harbors, and statues, whose size and elaborate architecture indicate a civilization incomparably more advanced than exists there today.

16. Pakistan: The lowest strata of the remains of Mohenjo-Daro show a more developed art than the upper layers. Later the quality of the commercial seals fell off sadly. The soapstone was replaced by common clay; and crude geometric shapes replaced the lifelike engravings. Highly glazed ceramic were supplanted by plain clumsy pots. The city's systematic plan gave way to shabby structures and mere hovels at the topmost stratum. From a highly early peak of technology, it then progressed no further. Everything, was done in imitation on the old techniques. Even the bricks were inferior.

17. Central America: The present-day descendants of what was once the greatest empire in the Americas (the Maya) are mere jungle savages, unable to read or write their ancestors' hieroglyphics; unable to construct large buildings, much less whole cities.

18. Egypt declined from technical sophistication to a vague shadow of its former glory. Earliest pyramid construction was superior to later pyramid construction; succeeding pyramids are clumsy imitations. Even construction methods changed (from levitation science to build the Great Pyramid in the Fourth Dynasty, to a balance of levers and pulleys a thousand years later in the Twelfth Dynasty). The workmanship level of jewelry as well as architecture was higher in earlier periods (everything being more perfectly made and more beautiful). On top of that, later generations suffered a decline in lifestyle.

19. Sumeria, extensive and all-encompassing, was in many respects more advanced than the cultures which followed it.

20. Greece: A city of the third millennium B.C. now at the bottom of Lake Copias (the legendary Copae destroyed by Hercules?) possesses a titanic complex of rock-hewn passages said to be beyond the capabilities of either classical or modern Greece.

21. Bulgaria: Grave excavations at Karanova have revealed an extraordinarily rich and complex technology of 3000 B.C. far in advance of later achievements in Europe.

22. Peru: Pre-Inca buildings and art were of a much higher level than those of the Incas. Furthermore, while more recent Spanish buildings collapse today in earthquakes, both the Inca and pre-Inca constructions survive them intact.

23. Easter Island statues of more recent times appear to be imperfect copies of the first creations. (And they have suffered most from erosion, whereas those from the archaic period have remained intact.) Again, the earliest settlement on the island was more remarkably developed than its two later successors.