“Is it possible that ancient civilizations have existed far in the past of which we know nothing?”
Modern people, people like us, have existed for 200,000 years or depending on how you interpret it maybe even 1 million years.Archaeologists have nevertheless officially discovered nothing special that is older than 12,000 years.
So we have gone in just 12,000 years of throwing stones at birds, say, to building self-propelled electric cars and self-landing space missiles.This with the same brain as 200,000 years ago.
We have also gone in just 12,000 years from maybe 10,000 people to 7 billion people.This with the same chassis as 200,000 years ago.
Now, considering we are genetically the same people as 200,000 years ago, what has man done the previous 188,000 years?Nothing? Just chilling out?
In this time span, 190,000 years, we have been able to redo the contemporary development process, a population of billions, and driving around in fatty bins, certainly 15 times.
Now I do not think that we have actually built up a society 15 times; That’s not my point.What I am trying to make plausible is that civilizations have been able to exist far in the past, even beyond 12,000 years ago. This concerns the first part of your question: do they exist. The second part of your question concerns the possibility that we do not know anything about it.
It is possible that we know nothing about it because objects are moving.If our society would end today, for whatever reason, there is almost no sign of it after 10,000 years. Even our most modern buildings will fall over within 500 years. After 10,000 years they seem to be nothing special anymore. And after 100,000 years they seem absolutely nothing more. I obtained this insight by viewing the series ‘ Life after People ‘. A must for those who want to know how long objects in nature stay around without human intervention.
Even if there were remnants of an old society, it is still possible that we know nothing about that society because objects are found, appropriated and reused by the next generations or next society, in which evidence of Origin is lost.
For example, see the Megalithic buildings in Peru that may have been taken over by the Inca from a previous society that we know absolutely nothing about.Officially it is assumed that the buildings are completely Inca, but practically viewed it may be a combination of Inca and whoever for the Inca were there. There are worldwide more examples of things that seem rather appropriated than self-made.
Here is the key idea: the people of our antiquity have stripped everything out of their antiquity.And given 188,000 years, everything that is not fixed is taken into account. There is therefore just nothing out of that previous antiquity about for today’s archaeologist to find yet.
Well, except blocks of stone of 10 tonnes or heavier that no one could lug away.This is why the megalithic buildings are still standing there. Those were as it were by their weight aground to the soil.
In short: We have been on Earth for a long time, but everything is going on, after even the plastic;) So in principle it is possible that ancient civilizations have existed far in the past, of which we know nothing.
Hopefully my argument offers some pleasant food for thought.
Given the dicrepantie in well-considered estimates of the existence of the first Homo sapiens, sapiens (100.000 years to 250.000 years), it is true that there are human communities which we have not yet been aware of.
Civilizations on the scale of Egypt or China unlikely
I find the story of the Sphinx interesting.
People have always wondered why the head was so small and didn’t really fit the body.
Until they found water erosion on the back of the Sphinx.From times when a tropical climate existed. Even before the Egyptians. But in the desert things are lost. So no one knows more who so does that thing building. 15000 years ago.
The Great Sphinx of Egypt in its enclosure, with a diagram indicating the deep fissures and undulating surfaces created by water (rainfall) weathering and erosion.
(Diagram from the documentary the Mystery of the Sphinx.)
The Great Sphinx of Egypt
I see here between the answers many references stand to pseudo science like Graham Hangdam.
If we understand complex sedentary societies among civilizations, then the answer is probably No.DNA Research on agricultural crops, domesticated animals and humans has shown that agriculture and livestock farming have only emerged as鈩?N 10,000 鈧?”12,000 years ago (the Neolithic Revolution).In Eurasia the first civilizations originated in China and the Middle East, in India a little later and in America again some millennia later. All these civilizations are known. Civilizations that, though known, still have a lot of secrecy were there as well. Think of the Megalithic civilizations in Europe and North Africa and the Amazonian civilization that has covered the European diseases.
What is a civilization?
Development that someone or a group has achieved in the fields of art, technology, science and social justice
In fact, the term civilization insinuates that the relevant population is known and even has already developed a certain development.
Is it possible that something is (have been) of which we know nothing?
Yes, that is possible.
Perhaps you actually meant asking: 鈧?艙Is it possible that far in the past population groups or tribes have existed of which we know nothing? 鈧?/p>
If that is your very question then the answer is again:
Yes, that is possible.
In fact, there are still tribes to this day that we do not know, but who do not know us either.
There are estimates that there are still more than 100 tribes (mainly in the jungles of Brazil) that are still undiscovered.
Trying to make contact with undiscovered tribes is life-threatening.Not so very long ago the American missionary Allen Chau tried it still on North Sentinel Island, against all opinions. He has had to do so with death.
I myself have always been interested in this topic.
The short documentary below gives more information should you share this interest:
I can give you some examples:
The underground town in Derinkuyu.
The Clovis culture
Above are some places that are constructed by people of which we really know little or nothing.Technically speaking, there is also no certainty at all who built the pyramids in Egypt.
Google it once on “Vimana”.Yes they have existed and are not only mentioned in the Veden, but also mined. Also, one has found a “data recorder”, grooves as an LP, but unfortunately not compatible.
Yes, it is possible that we do not know of old forgotten civilizations.However, it’s not likely.
In a number of replies I see References to pseudo-scientific authors, such as e.g.Hancock. All these people go out of a wrong (unconscious) premise, namely that the pursuit of a higher civilization is a kind of biological human purpose, almost evolutionarily motivated. This thought we inherited from the Romans and Greeks. THE Greeks strove for a perfect form of living together-the policy-and the Romans had set themselves the goal of civilizing the world into a Roman model.
The reality is different, because civilizations are actually born out of necessity.They were a result of the agricultural revolution that was necessary due to a population increase after the end of the Ice Age. Then there were villages, the first cities and the need to organise and regulate ever more complex forms of society. There was also the need for a common ‘ story ‘, a notorious ancestor or Genesis myth, to ensure cohesion and peace.
As society became more complicated, there was also a need for bureaucracy, central authority and ultimately the scriptures.
However, until the agricultural revolution there was no need to make a complicated form of society.The earth was extremely sparsely populated and it could well be that as a tribe only one or two times in your life came across another tribe. As a hunter and collector you had enough to eat.
In short, if you want to ask the question of the existence of unknown very early civilizations, you should actually first answer the ‘ why-question ‘.Not only if it would have been possible. And until there was a certain population concentration, there was also no need for a higher civilization to survive. Eventually, civilizations are a means of survival and no biological purpose. Cause and effect are actually reversed.
The Greeks and Romans, through their philosophy and mythical Genesis myths, have created the purpose of civilization.These fallacies were later also used by Western Colonisators
It is certainly well possible there are more and more evidence that there have certainly been several civilizations. In itself not surprising man has existed for over 200,000 years (minimum) it would not be logical that we would have done nothing for over 190,000 years and suddenly build a rocket to the moon in a relatively short time from primethe inhabitants in 10,000 years..