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ATLANTIS & the Atlantic Ocean 1 (ORIGINAL)

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« Reply #465 on: December 29, 2007, 12:09:20 pm »


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   posted 04-11-2006 10:45 PM                       

Originally posted by Greg Little:

"Also, all the gripes I've ever heard against Atlantis having any connection in the Americas is that there are no bulls, horses or elephants."

I've heard that, and it is a completely inaccurate and misinformed idea. They probably weren't in the Americas when Plato lived, but in 10,000 BC, horses, bulls, camels, and elephants were in the Americas.

The Americas had over 50 types of horses during the Pleistocene. They are related genetically to "Old World" horses:

Horse bones were found at the Gault, Texas Clovis site, dated to 9500 BC.

Bulls, or Bovidae, were in the Americas, but they have been assumed to cross from Siberia to the Americas over Beringia but probably quite early. But then they became generally extinct as did the horses and camels present then at th end of the Pleistocene.

Mastedons and mammoths were both elephants. But while many people call Atlantis a "Bull Cult," they do so to support Thera. Plato's account mentioned no Bull Cult. What he did say was that alternatively every 5th and 6th year, a wild bull was caught by the kings and sacrificed. Thus in any given 10 year period, only one (1) bull would be sacrificed. That doesn't sound like a bull cult. But when the ruins at Thera were discovered, the bull paintings on the wall were heralded as a bull cult, as they probably did depict, and then the idea that Plato spoke of a Bull Cult emerged. In general, people who knew nothing whatsoever about the Pleistocene extinction assumed these animals were not in the Americas. They were, and they were at the time Plato cited the destruction of Atlantis.

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