Exploring Antarcticas Secret History: Graham Hancocks Theories on Ice-Free Maps
- Graham Hancock has presented theories regarding Antarctica’s role in global climate processes and its importance to the Earth’s heat balance
- He also points to several old maps, such as the Pirie Reese map and Oronteus Finaeus map, which show Antarctica before it was covered in ice
- The accuracy of these maps suggest they were created with a level of technology not available until modern times
- Hancock argues that these maps indicate that some parts of Antarctica had been navigated prior to 4000 BC.
Uncovering Antarcticas Ice-Free Past: Evidence of Ancient Maps and Advanced Civilization
- The Orontius Phineas Map of Antarctica from 1531 is strikingly similar to modern maps
- The map does not include ice shelves and glaciers, suggesting that it was created at a time when Antarctica was largely ice-free
- Mathematical probability suggests that the map bears a striking resemblance to modern scientific maps
- Coring of the Ross Sea in 1949 revealed sediment dating back to 4000 BC, further indicating that at one point the area was likely free of ice
- Evidence suggests that ancient cartographers had access to highly developed seafaring civilizations with knowledge of projecting longitude and latitude
- Giza Pyramids appear to be much older than previously thought, constructed with a level of technology later lost by subsequent generations.
Revealing the Ancient Origins of Our World: Examining Hancocks Theory and Unprecedented Climate Change in Antarctica
- Hancock’s theory suggests a highly advanced civilization existed before 10,000 BC.
- The mythology of ancient civilizations records geologic upheavals
- Hancock believes the survivors of this advanced civilization fled their homeland and spread their knowledge to other parts of the world
- Scientists have found evidence that in contrast to the dramatic sea ice losses reported in the Arctic, Antarctic sea ice cover is increasing due to climate change
- Satellite observations demonstrate changes in sea ice drift around Antarctica with some regions experiencing a doubling while others decrease significantly.
Antarcticas Ever-Changing Ice Patterns Affect Research Stations
- Antarctica’s overall ice extent has increased slightly
- Regional increases and decreases are attributed to wind driven changes
- McMurdo Station is a U.S research facility with a capacity of 1250 residents
- Supplies are brought in by cargo ships once a year and personnel are flown in from Christchurch New Zealand and Argentina
- Davis station has limited food supply which is rationed per person per year
- Hydroponics is practiced at Davis station to add fresh produce to meals and serve as a sunroom for residents deprived of sunlight.