Finally managed to finish reading, or more like skimming, all the volumes making Charles Ginenthal’s ‘Pillars of the Past Series”; these books are loaded with scholarly information that will take a major effort to digest but one early conclusion may be made – Lyn Rose’s various retrocalculations clinch the argument for the shortened chronology or history as proposed by Ginenthal, in that ‘history’ starts at around 1200 BC. and therefore I have to side with the Ginenthal-Rose historical reconstruction scheme.
The termination of the Roman Period coupled with the appearance of the various, crude megalithic structures such as Stonehenge and other similar constructions during the ensuing Middle Ages is also accepted, though the finely detailed and precise stone work of earlier civilisation construction elsewhere has to be placed contemporaneously with the Roman Period, or earlier. Crucial to understanding these older artefacts will be their geological settings.
Geology tends to ignore anthropological issues because of the belief in the theory of biological evolution and the restriction that belief imposes on the distribution of the human species geologically.
This suggests that the Pleistocene extinction event that killed off the Mega Fauna was also the Roman terminating catastrophe. But Ginenthal et al reach no such conclusion and instead associate the Pleistocene Extinction event with the Velikovsky Event of an earlier time before 1200 BC.
This leads one to rethink the post-roman history and the Heinsohn 700 Phantom centuries.
The Roman aqueduct under Holocene sands and gravels discovered during the mining of the Rhein valley lignite (brown coal) tends to hint at the Roman Terminus Event as the Pleistocene unless there was a global catastrophe that followed the Pleistocene event. Shortening human history, as Ginenthal et al proposed, also requires a shortening of geological history, or more accurately of a less uniformitarianist scheme in which catastrophes are included, in itself a heresy of the first order unless one professes faith in the looming CO2 Catastrophe religion, and then I suppose such faith would permit one to have a more catastrophic view of the past.
The main stumbling block remains the view that from 1200 BC onwards the only civilisation of the Middle East and Roman era; What about the Americas, China and Asia? Did not people there also reach similar civilisational heights? The impression I have from reading the mainstream history is that these peoples were primitives and in need of spiritual salvation by the superior European Christians who spread outwards from the 15th century CE onwards.
This leads me to consider that there was an additional catastrophic event hat terminate the Ming Dynasty as inferred by Gavin Menzies, an event restricted to the Asian Hemisphere, but which did not seem to affect the European hemisphere too much and which marked the start of the Little Ice Age and further species extinctions such as the New Zealand Moa and Lemur, and Australian megafauna.
Of course such catastrophes don’t happen in isolation but are more probably a period of catastrophic events over decades or longer, perhaps.
But the most perplexing issue is explaining the Middle Ages period or the first millenium AD – the Heinsohn Phantom Years, and are the already identified megalthic periods assigned to 4000 BC onwards to 1200 BC correct or are they misplaced because of the presumption of Darwinian evolution, that all these primitive remains are from unevolved humans just out of the stone-age, or are these remains the result of civilised humans being suddenly left out on a limb after a global catastrophe and thus with no survival skills and hence post Roman era artefacts as proposed by Ginenthal et al?
For the present I am fence-sitting the first millennium CE debate and will focus initially on establishing the geological setting of the various ‘old civilisations’ scattered around the Earth.
Whoever thought becoming retired was all beer and skittles…