History Channel Photographs 12,000-Year-Old Stone Walls

In a series of recent posts to an online forum, Dr. Greg Little describes some of the objects recently videotaped and photographed by a History Channel film crew that accompanied the Littles on a seven-day trip to the Bahamas in early August. In one response, Little states:

“We filmed and photographed much more at the rectangles site. What was revealed in the higher color resolution film/photos is that many of the structures on the 10,000 BC shoreline are covered with dense coral, but some were not as covered. The structures that were not totally covered show definite stone block walls. It appears to be what we previously said: remains of buildings/walls/structures laying along the 10,000 BC shoreline. It is a huge area, a long line of square and rectangular formations, which we mapped simultaneously via gps and video to identify the most promising ones for future investigation.”

And in another post:

“The blocks that were visible in the underwater formations’ walls off Bimini look identical to a photo of an ancient Mediterranean port and what is described as “rubble and pier construction” in the 2000 book “Phoenicians.” In fact, I showed that book and photo to the History Channel crew while we were there. The info in that book matching the Bimini structures leads me to conclude that what we are looking at is a series of interconnected walls, buildings, and structures used for a large seaside port. The blocks are a lot smaller than what people typically think of when they see South American stone structures. The Bimini blocks, and keep in mind that there are only 2-3 of all the 35+ structures where they are very visible, are perhaps 2-3x the size of a standard brick. There are, though, quite a few stone slabs, much, much larger, occasionally visible. These are found in the base, sides, and tops of a few structures.”

According to Little, the rectangle site is about two miles west of Bimini Road, into deeper water. Little believes the Bimini Road breakwater once protected a harbor that was in use circa 3,000 BC but he suggests that the larger area may have been continuously inhabited for the entire 7,000 year period and perhaps longer. He speculates that as the sea level raised the maritime culture simply receded inland and rebuilt until there wasn’t enough usable land left. When the rectangles were in use, the entire Grand Bahama Bank was exposed and formed a huge island that extended 150 miles east to west and as much as 200 miles north to south.

See http://atlantisonline.smfforfree2.com/index.php/topic,16827 for additional information.

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