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Those Sophisticated Cave Men-- Page 4

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. ……But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The LORD said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other." Genesis 11

A Single Ancient Worldwide Language...

The articles on this site come from a variety of sources; some from the internet, some from the library or from old books found in local bookstores or over the internet.

My main theme is a belief in the Bible and its description of human history; with the notion that there is supportive evidence out there. Even if you are not a Christian or don't subscribe to the Biblical view it should be clear that: Orthodox science has many things wrong with it! Much evidence that does not fit the current paradyme has been suppressed or ignored.

It's not that I claim to have all of the answers--I just suggest that science has few of them either. What we've been told about our ancestors is pure fabrication. As we've shown on prior pages, "cavemen" were actually sophisticated men who looked like us--except that they often were bigger and stronger, and had larger brains! Science says that they were savage brutes with a barely developed fashion sense. They drew themselves well tailored with boots and hats worn at a jaunty angle. If you subscribe to the biblical view, man from the earliest times, had civilization and language. As we have noted, every known civilization in antiquity that we have studied appeared full fledged.

The articles on this page deal with language. If the Bible is true and correct, then before the flood of Noah, there was one world language and that language appeared at the same time men did--and much much earlier than science says that written language was invented.

In Glozel, a neolithic library was discovered with more than one hundred boards, with alphabetical characters - the first known alphabet if authentic.

The following article details that discovery, and its suppression. The author ties the artifacts to Atlantis--but if Atlantis existed, as I see it, it was just another pre-flood civilization that perished in the flood of Noah.

THE GLOZEL TABLETS

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By R. Cedric Leonard

It is now clear that the history of alphabetic writing dates back much further than once believed. While scriptographers once attributed the invention of the alphabet to the Phoenicians of 1600 B.C. (ancient tradition named Cadmus, King of Tyre, as the inventor), other examples keep showing up which are much older than this.

Since many are as yet undeciphered, no one can be absolutely certain which ones (if any) represent a form of writing. However, the discovery of the Glozel tablets on a farm near Vichy, France created a controversy that raged on for years. Since about half of the "Phoenician" alphabet was depicted on these tablets, they ostensibly represent a form of writing.

I am about to relate a story--the details of which were painstakingly ferreted out by John Philip Cohane (1977), a graduate of Yale University--which may go down in the annuls of scholarly history as the most infamous blunder ever committed by men of learning.

The scene was Glozel, near Vichy in southwestern France, the year 1921. A large number of inscribed clay tablets (along with some clay bricks, pottery, and stone axes of Magdalenian extraction) had been unearthed in a field by a 16-year-old French lad by the name of Emile Fradin.

Writing on the tablets was similar to Phoenician, and the pottery was incised with pictures of reindeer and panthers, both of which had been extinct in that area of Europe for 10,000-12,000 years.

One of the Glozel Tablets depicted Phoenician-like characters. A vehement controversy ensued among authorities. Both the authenticity and the antiquity of the artifacts were vigorously debated. Finally in 1927 a worldwide body of Academicians was convened to settle the dispute.

The blue chip panel concluded that the Glozel discoveries were outright forgeries, manufactured and planted by the young French lad to be "accidentally" discovered. The decision brought bitter disillusionment and anquish to young Fradin that can never be recompensed.

Two things of extreme importance should be mentioned here: 1) this decision took place before our modern dating methods--such as Carbon-14, fission-track, fluorine, thermoluminescence, and paleomagnetism--were developed; 2) the infamous Piltdown controversy was still raging and the archeological community was in the throes of extreme embarrassment.

The Piltdown fiasco wasn't settled until 1950 when fluorine testing exposed it as a hoax.

The academic argument against the validity of the find was the depiction of extinct animals alongside Phoenician-style writing. How could someone be using Phoenician characters before the Phoenicians had invented them?

To accept such an anachronism would be folly, and could throw the whole neatly organized picture of the history of writing awry.

On the other hand, this question occurs to me: How could anyone carve a picture of an animal he has never seen? Moreover, the agreement between the Magdalenian artifacts and the depiction of Ice Age animals favor the antiquity of the find. It was not until forty-five years later that anything constructive was done to quell the controversy.

During the late 1960s Mr. Gavn Majdahl, a physicist on the staff of Denmark's Atomic Energy Commission Research Laboratory, had been doing research on the development and application of a dating method recently invented in Britain.

Known today as thermoluminescence dating, it is especially suited for dating clay artifacts. The development was being financed by Denmark's Governmental Research Council and the Atomic Energy Center.

Having learned of this, Mr. Sture Eilow, a Swedish amateur archeologist, approached Majdahl with the idea of using the new technique to determine the date of the Glozel materials. Majdahl liked the suggestion, and agreed to do it.

The tests were conducted on the Glozel artifacts, and lo, all the "experts" had been wrong! The tests proved conclusively that the Glozel material was from the Magdalenian period.

Incredulous experts took the material to Scotland to undergo another battery of tests, this time at Edinburgh's prestigious Natural Museum of Antiquities. This series of tests totally confirmed the first ones, putting the antiquity and authenticity of the Glozel artifacts beyond question!

Emile Fradin had been vindicated after nearly fifty years of humiliation.

In an AP news release (28 August 1975) Majdahl commented: "It is fascinating, of course, to perhaps bring full rehabilitation for Emile Fradin, now 68. But Glozel just happened to provide the first dramatic demonstration of the potentials of the new technique" (Cohane, 1977).

Thermoluminescence dating has been in use now for over thirty years in the field of archeology, and has proved to be an invaluable tool for dating clay materials. Needless to say, not many people in the world are aware of the end product of the heated controversy (you didn't know about it, did you?), even though the conclusion was reported in the press and apologies made to the aged Mr. Fradin.

In spite of all these developments, scriptographers and other related authorities are continuing down the well-beaten path that the Sumerians were the inventors of writing, and that the Phoenicians were the inventors of the alphabet.

As you can see by perusing the other related articles, the archeological excavation of Upper Paleolithic Cro-Magnon sites have produced numerous examples of sophisticated written forms representing the communication of ideas, which lends support to the conclusion that the Glozel tablets represent an "alphabetical" form of writing dating back to Atlantean times.

The possibility that the Atlanteans had a form of alphabetic writing is significant, even if it represents a syllabary (Gelb, 1974), simply because an accomplishment such as this is indicative of an advanced stage of civilization.

In other articles on this website I have shown evidence that the Cro-Magnon people were extremely artistic, practiced agriculture, domesticated animals, and used boats (implying navigational and sailing skills).

They were also accomplished in mathematics, medicine and astronomy. In other words, the Cro-Magnon people were civilized before ever landing on the shores of Europe and North Africa.

Evidence of a Worldwide Language

A 5000 year old alphabet has been found on six global continents. Translations and grammar suggest a global human culture thrived in antiquity.

Abstract

The author, in attempting to document some unusual and very old rock art in remote North America, has discovered an ancient alphabet. This alphabet is similar to ancient writing found in other locations around the globe and the author suggests that this is the result of a cultural migration.

The author's discovery is in Colorado and has been dated to before 800 BC. In the Negev desert of Israel, this same alphabet has been dated to 1500 BC. In South Australia the alphabet is estimated to be over 5000 years old.

The alphabet has been given the name "old Negev," after the location of the alphabet's initial discovery in the Sinai (See James Harris, Ph.D., Brigham Young University).

In Australia it has been known by the name "Panaramitee Art," while in the Americas it has been misrepresented as Native American Indian sign language (See LaVan Martineau, The Rocks Speak).

The alphabet has most recently surfaced in Yemen, where it was carved in a font style associated with the Sabatean Empire under the Queen of Sheba. The alphabet is now understood to be proto-Himyaritic, or Sabaean, and translated using a proto-Canaanite dialect.

The author recognizes the danger of describing the language as "old Negev" or "old Hebrew," despite the fact that root-Semetic languages are used in the translations. Evidence of the antiquity of this script in both America and Australia suggest that this root language may pre-date that of the Hebrews by at least a millennia.

The author and his associates suggest using an unbiased name, such as "the First Tongue," to avoid any biased association with a specific people or era.

The content of the translations, although not complete, suggests a common culture and religious belief system. But more scrutiny of this language system, its content and occurrence around the globe is indicated.

Photographic evidence is presented and on-going translations are posted from the Expedition in May 2000. A discussion of the evidence is welcomed. Additional translations from ViewZone's Expedition 2001: Yemen will be made available as completed.

THE ALPHABET

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The Alphabet contains basic, distinct geometric shapes, 22 in all (with some variations). Certain letters have more than one symbol so that they can be used consecutively with either inclusion or exclusion of the corresponding word. Since there are no word breaks in this language, this is a requirement.

Each shape or symbol has a corresponding phonetic (sound) meaning. The vowels (except for Y) are almost always omitted...... Source and Full Article:Viewzone

August 17, 2001

Gary Vey

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