Unearth the Astonishing Secrets of The Ancient Mariners
Trading Routes – Chapter 8 (Summary -The Ancient Mariners)
The chapter highlights the critical role of trade in the growth of humanity during the post-Ice Age period when the melting glaciers transformed the landscape into a network of waterways. Boats became essential for transportation and trade, fostering the progress of societies through the exchange of goods and ideas. It challenges the common misinterpretation in archaeology regarding the influence of trade on human development and technological advancements, emphasizing its pivotal role in shaping the world we know today.
The narrative delves into the extensive efforts made by this ancient civilization to facilitate trade, exploring the construction of megalithic structures and enclosures strategically placed on the hillsides of Northern Europe. These gathering places served as hubs for trade, demonstrating the sophisticated understanding of navigation, earthworks, and monument building to support their trading ambitions.
The chapter provides insights into the regular trade routes of prehistoric times, revealing how this civilization adapted to changing groundwater levels during the glacial period to create intricate and lengthy canals. These canal systems, displaying remarkable engineering sophistication, rival or surpass those of their Victorian engineer descendants.
The discussion also addresses the financial systems employed by this civilisation, introducing an early form of currency/money, a system still observed in some remote islands today. It explores how this financial structure facilitated the construction of massive monuments like Stonehenge, Carnac, and Offa’s Dyke.
Intriguingly, the narrative notes that this ancient civilization explored and traded with regions across the world, reaching the four corners of the globe some ten thousand years before Columbus voyaged to America. This realisation challenges historical timelines and highlights the complexity and reach of this advanced civilisation in ancient times. (The Ancient Mariners)
Robert John Langdon (2023)
Langdon’s journey was marked by meticulous mapping and years of research, culminating in a hypothesis that would reshape our understanding of prehistoric Britain. He proposed that much of the British Isles had once been submerged in the aftermath of the last ice age, with these ancient sites strategically positioned along the ancient shorelines. His groundbreaking maps offered a fresh perspective, suggesting that Avebury had functioned as a bustling trading hub for our ancient ancestors. This audacious theory challenged the prevailing notion that prehistoric societies were isolated and disconnected, instead highlighting their sophistication in trade and commerce.
In the realm of historical discovery, it is often the audacious thinkers, the mavericks who dare to question established narratives, who propel our understanding forward. Robert John Langdon is undeniably one of these thinkers. With a deep passion for history and an unyielding commitment to his research, he has unearthed a hidden chapter in the story of Avebury—one that transcends the boundaries of time and offers fresh insights into our shared human history.
As Langdon’s trilogy, ‘The Stonehenge Enigma,’ continues to explore these groundbreaking theories, it beckons us to embark on a journey of discovery, to challenge our assumptions, and to embrace the possibility that the past is far more complex and interconnected than we ever imagined. Avebury, with its ancient stones and enigmatic avenues, continues to whisper its secrets to those who dare to listen, inviting us to see history through a new lens—one illuminated by the audacious vision of Robert John Langdon. (The Ancient Mariners)
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