Frank Joseph: Before Atlantis: 20 Million Years of Human and Pre-Human Cultures
Frank Joseph was the editor in chief of Ancient American magazine from 1993 until 2009. He is the author of several books, including Atlantis and 2012 and Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America. He lives in the Upper Mississippi Valley.
Exploring emerging and suppressed evidence from archaeology, anthropology, and biology, Frank Joseph challenges conventional theories of evolution, the age of humanity, the origins of civilization, and the purpose of megaliths around the world. He reveals 20-million-year-old quartzite tools discovered in the remains of extinct fauna in Argentina and other evidence of ancient pre-human cultures from which we are not descended. He traces the genesis of modern human civilization to Indonesia and the Central Pacific 75,000 years ago, launched by a catastrophic volcanic eruption that abruptly reduced humanity from two million to a few thousand individuals worldwide.
Further investigating the evolutionary branches of humanity, he explores the mounting biological evidence supporting the aquatic ape theory–that our ancestors spent one or more evolutionary phases in water–and shows how these aquatic phases of humanity fall neatly into place within his revised timeline of ancient history. Examining the profound similarities of megaliths around the world, including Nabta Playa, Gobekli Tepe, Stonehenge, New Hampshire’s Mystery Hill, and the Japanese Oyu circles, the author explains how these precisely placed monuments of quartz were built specifically to produce altered states of consciousness, revealing the spiritual and technological sophistication of their Neolithic builders–a transoceanic civilization fractured by the cataclysmic effects of comets.