Historians have always slanted the past a little to fit their concepts or pet theories. Its something they do – as do most people – skew things ever so slightly to make themselves or their people shine in a better light.
Archaeologists have now joined the bandwagon (if they were ever far from it). First there was all the glories of the Middle East to be unearthed. The earliest archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann, was led by the writings of Homer. Those that followed him were skewed by the writings of the Old Testament.
Now, the battle has come to the Americas.
Someone proposed many years ago that the Western Hemisphere was a virgin land until the Bering straits were made passable during the last ice age. Therefore, there could be nothing here of antiquity to match the ancient finds found in Africa or Asia.
In the 1920′s, they discovered very ancient ruins in Clovis, New Mexico, and this was determined to be the oldest occupation in America and the Clovis culture was dated to about 11,000 years BC. All subsequent discoveries have supported that view.
Or so we are led to believe.
There is increasing evidence that people habitated the New World before the Clovis culture. Meadowcroft Rockshelter in western Pennsylvania, Cactus Hill in Virginia, Monte Verde in South America, and Topper in South Carolina seem to indicate humans have been here far longer than anticipated, pre-dating Clovis by a couple of thousand years.
The archaeologists feel fairly firm that they can stand firm against a couple of millennia but then along came Virginia Steen-McIntyre whose dating results at Hueyatlaco, Mexico, resulted in a date of 250,000 years ago.
This was not anywhere near ballpark. The archaeologists could do nothing but refute the results and refuse to publish. Her career was over in 1964, because she stuck to her guns.
Since that time, more and more sites have been found which push the envelope further back but the community of academicians refuse to give them a platform.
One can, however, find a lot of the stuff on the internet. A good place to start is at Michael Cremo’s site, forbiddenarcheology.com.
What, you may ask has this to do with the conspiracy? Any time you find knowledge being purposefully hidden or denounced, there has to be a reason. Of course, one might say the only reason is the reputations of those who oppose its discovery. That might make sense to most people, but the pattern of the denial is very similar to denials in regard to other fields of inquiry. And where one sees a pattern: sit up and take notice.
Perhaps there is something in our past that is best for some concerned… better that it remained hidden. Especially with regard to how long we have been here.
But then, maybe it is just paranoia, after all.