My take on this and something that has yet to be explored (as far as I know). First, the specific monuments often mentioned in videos and this site (Pyramids, Stone hedge, Machu Picchu, Cusco to name a few) were not created by the civilizations we think. NOR were they built by space aliens.
I speculate that in fact they were built by a previous advanced human civilization that was destroyed by some sort of calamity (either self imposed or natural… or some combo of the two. http://barry.warmkessel.com/4related.html -(many articles on impacts around 12,000- 8,000 BC). The evidence I’ve seen indicates that an abrupt climate shift that brought on the end of the Last glacial period resulted in cataclysmic flooding of coastal civilizations. As the dust settled and human being began to regroup as civilizations they rediscovered the mysterious and ancient ruins.
What ensued is the reason why our mainstream archeologist got it wrong. Its call cargo culture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult these new civilizations built temples around and began to use these sites for the worship of the “gods” who built them. The scholars of the day began to study these complex and mysterious artifacts in an attempt to unlock their secrets.
Seeing these structures as a “gift” they integrated them into their own culture and even attempted to mimic them (poorly built pyramids in later dynasties, the wood hedges, possibly even re-sculpted the face of the sphinx). This explains why the sites often date back to the early BC instead of their true age, Cultural and organic contamination. All organic traces of the previous inhabitants was lost, wrongly groups with newer artifacts, or swept away as the new comers built temples around and operated within the complex’s grounds. http://www.infidels.org/library/mode...amination.html
Further evidence of this possibility is in the modern ancient’s lack of understanding of the complex world around them. Do I believe they had flying machines or levitation technology? No, at least not on the consumer level. Was it possible that some advanced tech survived and was kept under lock and key of the rulers of the day? Sure but the existence or lack thereof is not relevant.
What is clear is that some of the civilizations (Egyptians) lacked the complex understandings of the universe around them to create any advanced tech beyond our own. This is evident in the records they have left behind and in the tombs of high ranking officials.
The math they did have was directly related to the pyramids. They were able to compute the size of the earth, the fact that it was round and the phases of the solstice + precession of the stars. All of these calculations are revealed in the position and design of the pyramids (there are many documentaries on this). This concept can be extrapolated out for the pre-historic Britons or the mysterious civilizations of South America.
It is postulated that the Egyptians discovered advanced math around 3500BC, then used that math to construct poorly made pyramids, improving until they built a geometric symbol of perfection (Giza complex) and then they lost the ability to mimic it. This seems backwards. What I postulate is this. The civilization that we know of as “Egyptians” re-discovered the Giza complex. Their scholars studied it and from its study unlocked the math of its construction, which they later used in their daily lives, as well as to create poorly made copies of the first great pyramid.
Any thoughts on this? There is much more I have to say on this topic and articles I can post for review, but I would like to hear input and questions first.