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Mysterious Origins of Man

NBC's The Mysterious Origins of Man made a number of claims concerning the possible presence of Atlantis in Antarctica, Precambrian (2.8 billion-years old) human artifacts, and anomalous Tertiary artifacts. Given the applicability of geology to investigating such extraordinary claims, taking a look at them proved irresistible. As a result, I prepared several FAQs about various aspects of the The Mysterious Origins of Man which I posted to sci.archaeology, alt.archaeology, and other newgroups. FAQs that are archived at the Talk.Origins Archives are listed below.

Mysterious Origins of Man Web Pages

The below link is a listing of web pages with information about various segments
of the The Mysterious Origins of Man.


Fingerprints of the Gods

Given the huge volume of material presented in the Fingerprints of the Gods, it is impossible to evaluate all of it. I examined several critical exhibits, e.g. Exhibits 3, 4, and 5, to explore the validity of what the author, Mr. Graham Hancock, considered to be critical pieces of evidence for Antarctica once having been Atlantis and for Hapgood's Earth Crustal Shift hypothesis. As time permitted, I also reviewed most other exhibits. Finally, posts concerning claims made by Mr. Hancock about the Piri Reis Map, a plumb tree, and the Cuicuilco Pyramid in Mexico are included.

Other articles about the ideas of Graham Hancock can be
found in Articles.


Alledged "Evidence" of Earth Crustal Displacement (Pole Shift)

Ancient Maps

For information about the Piri Reis Map of 1513, go to:

Gregory C. McIntosh
The Piri Reis Map of 1513.
University of Georgia Press
Atlanta, Georgia.


Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco)


Archaeology of the Gulf of Cambay ( Khambhat )


Age of Sphinx

For information about the age of the Sphinx, go to:

Paul Jordan
The Riddle of the Sphinx.
Sutton Publishing

Hall of Ma'at Papers on the Age of the Sphinx


Atlantis and Lemuria

Some general notes on Atlantis and Lemuria unrelated to either Fingerprints of the Gods or The Mysterious Origins of Man.


Out of Place artifacts

Bosnian "Pyramids"

Stone Balls / Stone Spheres

I have written two popular articles about natural stone balls (stone spheres). They are:

1. Heinrich, P.V., 2007a, The Giant Concretions of Rock City Kansas. BackBender's Gazette. vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 6-12
and 2. Heinrich, P.V., 2007b, Megaspherulites. BackBender's Gazette. vol. 38, no. 7, pp. 8-12.

The former, Heinrich (2007a), can be downloaded as apart of BackBender's Gazette. vol. 38, no. 8 and the latter,
Heinrich (2007b), can be downloaded as apart of Bender's Gazette. vol. 38, no. 7.

The Le site d'Irna has two web pages about natural stone balls (stone spheres), which are cannonball concretions. They are:


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