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8,000-year-old civilization on Konkan coast?

By T.K. Randall
June 1, 2011 · Comment icon 13 comments

Image Credit: Rubén Laguna
The remains of an advanced ancient civilization have been discovered on the western coast of India.
In what could be the biggest archaeological discovery ever, reseachers have found a uniform wall running a distance of 15 miles along the western coast of India. While the structure, discovered while studying the effects of tsunamis, is currently 10 feet below sea level, it is this uniformity that has lead researchers to believe that it is man-made.
Did the coastline of the Konkan, from Shrivardhan in Raigad to Vengurla in Sindhudurg, have human habitation around 8,000 years ago? Did that population have well-developed engineering skills? Was there a unique Konkan culture in existence in 6,000BC? The latest discovery in the field of archaeology, below the sea waters of Konkan coast, could answer these questions with a big resounding ‘Yes!’


Source: DNA | Comments (13)




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Comment icon #4 Posted by Ikki 13 years ago
It's an interesting article, but I am very skeptical of the conclusions. If it was a sea-wall, what was it protecting? Assuming it is artificial, then the constructors obviously had skill in building in stone, so any habitation being protected by the sea-wall could be expected to also have stonework - yet there is nothing else evident in the area. I'm inclined to take the position this is a natural formation - unless evidence of stonework dwellings are found in close proximity. That's a very good point, actually. Perhaps they are further out in the ocean, rather than inland? Of course, the lik... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by DieChecker 13 years ago
Did anyone else look at the attached photo gallery? The "wall" is way out at sea so the land behind the wall is submerged. Also, it appears that the wall is heavily covered by corals and other sea life. To me this looks like a reef of recent corals that grew up on an ancient shoreline and for whatever reason have stayed in a linear pattern. Isn't there lots of fake "India Atlantis" sunken cities supposedly in this area? Every time they claim to find one, it turns out to be completely natural.
Comment icon #6 Posted by allanp 13 years ago
Another piece of evidence that civilisation is a lot older than we are led to beleave. If this is man made it means there was tecnology around prior to the end of the last ice age, ten to twelve thousand years ago, when the worlds oceans rose 100 metres. All we need is the proof of this walls age....
Comment icon #7 Posted by Annabis 13 years ago
Not buyin' it. I still prefer to believe the only true ancient advanced civ is somewhere beneath the waves of the bahamas.
Comment icon #8 Posted by AliveInDeath 13 years ago
Very interesting topic. I'd like to learn more. Nothing is too surprising to find real.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Paracelse 13 years ago
The Baghada Gita and the Vedas talk about ancient civs in the area so perhaps they told the truth
Comment icon #10 Posted by Finguz 13 years ago
The fact that it's not being touted as a stargate is promising
Comment icon #11 Posted by MisterEThoughts 13 years ago
This is great!
Comment icon #12 Posted by DrHeretic 13 years ago
Hmpf
Comment icon #13 Posted by Atlantis Rises 13 years ago
An interesting find.


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