Guest Post by Louis Hissink

Louis Hissink - Roman Termination Event

Historical revisionism has identified a chronological and archaeological problem of post-Roman times where according, to some, 700 years of stratigraphic evidence is missing from the archaeological strata (Heinsohn various articles etc). Others propose an outright falsification of history (Heribert Illig), and the argument also involves ‘historical literature’ which is, perhaps subconsciously, accepted as authoritative and thus ‘true’; However the recent publication of the series “The Fabrication of Australian Aboriginal History” by Keith Windschuttle in Australia suggests that any officially sanctioned historical account may not necessarily be exact, let alone correct. The role of aprioristic belief in interpreting physical facts is seriously underestimated.

This is easily demonstrated by the interpretation of one of the Greenland ice cores by one Michael J. Oart, a biblical creationist who shows how the uniformitarian and creationist beliefs interpret the same data in the following note to the oxygen isotope data of the GRIP ice core from Greenland:

Keigwin et al

Wild Ice-Core Interpretations by Uniformitarian Scientists
Michael J. Oard
http://creation.com/wild-ice-core-interpretations-by-uniformitarian-scientists

The scientific consensus also accepts the following stratigraphic representation of the recent past, the Quaternary period, and which also shows the approximate stratigraphical location of the Garzweiler open-cut brown coal mine.

Illustration 1: Cenozoic Schematic Chronology with Garzweiler Mine Position

Illustration 1: Cenozoic Schematic Chronology with Garzweiler Mine Position

Theoretically human civilisation is interpreted to be limited to the Holocene though interpreted stone artefacts have been found scattered among the Pleistocene strata and in Australia associated with Pleistocene megafauna, leading to an interpretation that Australian Aboriginals have been on the Australasian continent for some 50,000 years.

During 1994 lignite mining near the Elsbachtal west of Cologne uncovered a buried Roman era aqueduct dated 214 AD under 6-7 metres of sands and gravels. The aqueducts were used to pipe water from a spring in the Elsbachtal Valley using wooden (alder wood) channels that were dated 214 AD.; a second aqueduct was discovered nearby and dated 200 AD. The channels seated in solid bedrock and were covered by 15-20 cm broad bricks and covered by colluvium (Hagedorn pers.comm).

Colluvium is a term for slightly moved in situ weathered rubble derived from adjacent outcrop but the sand and gravel in this location aren’t colluvium but well sorted transported sands. However calling these sands over the Roman water works colluvium avoids producing a geological and archaeological anachronism. One wonders what archaeological material was found in this ‘colluvium’.

Illustration 2: Roman Aqueduct reported by Horn etc.

Illustration 2: Roman Aqueduct reported by Horn etc.

An appreciation of the magnitude of the sand deposits can be gained from the following picture. The Roman aqueduct was found ‘under’ this sand.

Illustration 3: Elsbachtal Pleistocene sand deposits over Brown Coal

Illustration 3: Elsbachtal Pleistocene sand deposits over Brown Coal

The standard explanation for these buried Roman aqueducts is difficult to find on the internet, apart from the references linked above but the fact remains that the Roman structures are buried under Pleistocene sand deposits and perhaps even upper Pliocene strata. It is possible that the Roman engineers buried the aqueduct to ward off frost etc but this explanation will be fruitless considering the geographical location of the occurrence and the distance from the Eifel Aqueduct supplying the ancient Roman town of Cologne. 1 Metre burial is plausible, but not 7 metres of unconsolidated sand. In any case aqueducts are built to supply towns and from the location of the mining operation, it is possible that the remains of the aqueducts were transported to their final location above the brown coal by destructive inundations that demolished the Eifel Aqueduct.

Since we can be reasonably certain the images were not photoshopped, we are led to conclude that the Roman era was terminated by the Pleistocene event. This interpretation will undoubtably result in serious cognitive dissonance. The implications will be profound for this interpretation completely nullifies the existing paradigm.

As neolithic artefacts have also been recovered from the overlying Pleistocene and Holocene deposits, it is also clear that at least the Neolithic period has to be post Roman Era. This seems to be supported by the presence of Roman gold coins in the neolithic Newgrange structure in England and Stonehenge as described by Ginenthal elsewhere (Pillars of the Past series); the standard explanation is that roman visitors must have visited this structure years after it was constructed and left some artefacts behind. But this interpretation is based on the apriorism that the stone age preceded the bronze and following iron ages. Perhaps the older lithic age did but the neolithic period with its anachronisms seems more logically placed after the Roman Termination Event – the Pleistocene extinction event.

I half expect modern academia to fall back on explaining the presence of those roman aqueducts in the Garzweiler lignite mine as the work of God to confuse us; or at least a modern version of it.

It has long been accepted that the geological Quaternary Period remains highly disputed and controversial and the theory put here, that the Roman Era was terminated by the Pleistocene event, will only increase the controversy.

There remain serious geological problems as well, especially the geological origin of the thick Pleistocene sands and gravels. Uniformitarian explanations are simply not capable of resolving this problem. There is a physical limit to which mineral grains can be reduced in size by abrasion in a hydraulic environment. The standard explanation is to invoke vast expanses of time to result in the slow deposition and accumulation of sand derived from the erosion of granitic and gneissic hinterlands, but apart from being another logical fallacy of arguing the consequent, it is unclear where these sediments originated. If the buried Roman water works in the Garzweiler mine were transported by some enormous flash-flood, then that flood had to come from the south east of the mine, towards Cologne, and then there must be physical evidence of erosion and destruction of the Eifel Aqueduct system, assuming that the aqueducts found in the Garzweiler mine were originally part of the Eifel Aqueduct.

And of course there is the matter of the global sea level rise associated with the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age, which in this interpretation means that it actually happened at the same time the Roman Period was terminated; 235 CE? This could make sense in that the Romans may not have invaded England over the channel, but that England was connected to France etc and it was only the raised sea-level that forced historians afterwards to logically assume the Romans had to boat their army to England. Maybe they didn’t and the channel was dry land? I always wonder why the English had territorial claims to parts of France; perhaps this geological scenario might allow a different interpretation; And it will definitely open a rather smelly can of worms.

Not to be dismissed is the possibility that the survivors, perhaps hundreds of years later, post-Neolithic period, which seems to be dated for some 300 years duration, confronted with a watery channel between France and England logically assumed the Romans boated to England; the act of fabricating history from ignorance is all too present, even to this present day when technically implausible, let alone impossible, absurdities are proposed to represent history. This problem is especially acute with survivors who defer to the extant authorities, whether secular or theological, in preference to empirical evidence; the role of belief is most strong indeed among uncritical populations.

And of course if this new interpretation of the Roman Terminating Event is correct, then the edifice of anthropogenic climate change seems unfounded. One may rightly ask who the real deniers are.

Illustration 4: Magenta line possible land extent of Roman Period

Illustration 4: Magenta line possible land extent of Roman Period

A last point is a minor reorientation of the Earth in terms of latitude, or pole-shift as it is commonly known. It is clear that ‘something’ happened after the adoption of the Julian calendar and before the Gregorian calendar of 1582 CE. Pole shift of a minor nature? Given Lynn Roses’ retro-calculations of astronomical data, any proposed minor pole-shift must be compatible with his data as published and summarised in Ginenthal’s Pillars of History series.

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