Alaskan Muck: The Swing State

Following the Northern Mammoth leads to unanticipated ancient insights.

The Northern Mammoth
At first glance, the southern limit of the Northern Mammoth in Eurasia appears to be a near perfect [textbook] incarnation of a temperature defined latitudinal limit.

But, upon closer inspection, the semi-circular southern boundary of the Northern Mammoth is distinctly out of kilter.

In Western Europe it begins around 45° and ends in Siberia near 65° North.

In North America the range of the Northern Mammoth starts sensibly with the southern limit beginning in Boston on the East Coast a little above 40° North.

The Northern Mammoth then proceeded to create a near perfect [textbook] incarnation of a temperature defined latitudinal band that travels across the continent so that the southern limit arrives in San Francisco on the West Coast a bit below 40° North.

But after San Francisco things get weird.

The Northern Mammoth turns-right and heads off towards Alaska.

In Alaska the southern limit of the Northern Mammoth hovers around 60°.

The narrative of the Northern Mammoth in the New World appears very distorted unless mammoths enjoyed snow-boarding in the Rockies.

Straightening Out North America
Removing the narrative distortions in North America involves:

○ Stretching out and unfolding the Rocky Mountains.
○ Aligning the New World range with the Old World range.

Realigning the Northern Mammoth’s range effectively closes the Atlantic Ocean and re-establishes the Avalonia bridge that once connected Europe to North America.


The realignment also suggests the geographic North Pole was once over land.

It’s unknown if this is linked to the shrinking 60,000 nanoTesla contour West of Hudson Bay.


But it does suggest Old World geomagnetism is fading away.


Straightening Out Eurasia
One of the peculiarities of the Northern Mammoth’s Eurasian range is that the northern limit extends well above the 66° 33′ 47.7″ Arctic Circle.

71° 14′ N 179° 25′ W

Wrangel Island is an island in the Arctic Ocean, between the Chukchi Sea and East Siberian Sea. … Woolly mammoths survived there until 2500–2000 BC, the most recent survival of all known mammoth populations. Isolated from the mainland for 6000 years, about 500 to 1000 mammoths lived on the island at a time.

This seems highly unlikely.

Surface area heat loss and a big appetite [amongst other things] suggest a more southerly range.

This prompts the big question:

Why have so many mammoths been found above the Arctic circle?

One possible answer is a catastrophic tsunami [or series of tsunamis] depositing debris and the bodies of Northern Mammoths above the Arctic Circle where they were fast frozen in the frozen zone described by Ptolemy.


According to Ptolemy, the best recognized authority, whose geography had stood the test of thirteen hundred years, the then known world was a strip of some seventy degrees wide, mostly north of the equator, with Cadiz on the west, and farthest India or Cathay on the east, lying between the frozen and burning zones, both impassable by man.

Historical and Geographical Notes on the Earliest Discoveries in America – Henry Stevens – 1869


The Geography … written by Claudius Ptolemy …. translation into Arabic in the 9th century and Latin in 1406

The lowest natural temperature ever directly recorded at ground level on Earth is −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F; 184.0 K) at the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica on 21 July, 1983 by ground measurements.

Reality Check
Whether this story of the Northern Mammoth and Ptolemy’s frozen zone has any relationship with reality is, at this exact moment in time, unknown.

However, this “unknown” status is about to be resolved before your very eyes.

If there is a connection to reality then the real world patterns of permafrost should supply some strong support for Ptolemy’s frozen zone.

The North American southern limit is well defined [red].

Replicating the pattern in Eurasia reveals another arc [black].


○ The North American arc isn’t latitudinally aligned.
○ The North American arc points to a pole in North Greenland.
○ The North American and Eurasian arcs aren’t aligned.

Once again the data tells a tale of two worlds.

Reconciling the permafrost patterns:

○ Closes the Arctic Ocean basin.
○ Recreates Ptolemy’s frozen zone
○ Indicates Cape York was the Old World geographic pole.
○ It’s likely West of Hudson Bay was the old magnetic pole.

Arctic Ocean bathymetry clearly tracks the landmass movements.

Friction created maars in moving permafrost areas.

The northern hemisphere granular material narrative would be significantly undermined if the thermokarst hollows were mainly maars created by volcanic activity or formation friction [caused by geological movement].


It’s unknown whether the Cape York meteorites triggered the break-up.


But it does seem very clear:

○ The aligned permafrost patterns define Ptolemy’s frozen zone.
○ Mammoths in the frozen zone were catastrophically transported.
○ Mammoths ranged around the frozen zone perimeter.
○ Significant landmass movements can occur quickly.

○ The missing permafrost section is the Caspian Northern Outlet.


○ And arcing landmasses confirm Alaska is a pivotal swing state.


But, as always, review the evidence and draw your own conclusions.

The Northern Mammoth turned Republican late in the 20th century.

These right-wing rust-belt reactionaries learned to eschew the excesses of the Democrat controlled coasts in North America and intelligently used retro-re-routing applications on their GPS devices to avoid treacherous terrain en-route to Republican Alaska.

Who said you can’t teach an old mammoth new tricks!

Some of the mammoth’s Arctic survival tricks remain mysteries.

○ How did they de-ice their tusks?
○ How did they prevent proboscis paralysis?
○ How did they avoid appendage atrophy?
○ How did they strap on their snow shoes?

Rest assured the Earth Sciences are looking for funding and solutions.

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21 Responses to Alaskan Muck: The Swing State

  1. CW says:

    Outstanding. Well done, Tim!

  2. johnm33 says:

    Echo that ^.
    Tilak has a warm permanent spring climate in the Arctic, “Arctic homeland in the Vedas” Six weeks of darkness and dawn taking thirty days from the first glimmer of twilight on the horizon til the full face appeared, dependent on the refraction/ moisture content of the atmosphere, should give some idea of the lat.
    The Irish have a civilised people coming out of the north, wearing armour, copper coin type, who’s home was buried beneath miles of ice. The ness of brodgar seems a likely place for their first stronghold, from where they may have introduced near sanscrit vocabulary into the basque/norse grammar of the natives, unfortunately they brought two plagues probably cow/smallpox and tb which wiped out any locals who hadn’t interbred with them. From the same people stories of being at sea when some great disaster took place those on deck were flash frozen in place as was the sea from one horizon to the other. Two populations seem to have risen from them the north sea anglo-dutch and the atlantic seaboard ‘celtic’ speakers.
    My take is these hybrids moved into the Med colonising the islands as they went and became the Cretans, Sumerians, Chaldeans/Hittites then a second migration took place around the time great orme was abandoned, they later returned as ‘celts’.

  3. To pick a single point, quote “○ Significant landmass movements can occur quickly.” That process did occur in the Mediterranean, and here it goes without doubt. Because this time it is man-made calendars the require to be axially orientated to the equinox horizon sunrise point. One date, 3200bce is reliable, an earlier 5200bce. The Wrangle isle mammoths experienced it, based on the dating. They were there ‘mucking’ about.
    Tectonic rotations at 3200 occurred in the Med, and there is evidence that it occurred elsewhere too. See this paper “Oak dendrochronology: some recent archaeological developments from an Irish perspective” M.G.L. Baillie (a1) and D.M. Brown
    quote “Swiss dendrochronologists where able to point to new units being constructed on the site in
    3204 BC with a ‘change in village orientation’. They are quite explicit that ‘the change in orientation of the village. . . occurs . . . even within one year, between 3205 and 3204’. ”

    For calendar rotations see :
    Please note the early calendars date to before 5200bce (Malta and Lampedusa). Which proves basic astronomy and maths were already human tools.
    Then add obliquity swings way beyond the Newcomb assertion, and you get the tsunamis and the gusts of freezing winds on what might have been temperate plains.

  4. Louis Hissink says:

    Tim, the Inuit or Eskimos narrate their ancestors came from the North Pole region, another familiar refrain.

  5. Yry says:

    You have me flabbergasted. Most elegant.

    – How this relates to the Muslims having to re-orient their prayer
    direction quite a few degrees down south sometime between the
    9th & 11th centuries, I don’t know.
    Note: I’m quoting from memory, I may be wrong as to the dates.


    Off topic:

    – The H G Wells map you posted on the “Roads to Rome” tells a lot
    about a lineage(s) of certain people on this Earth…

    The comment box has disappeared on this page.


    Thank you, Tim.

  6. Very Nice!

    Looking at New Zealand east and south of the two islands, it is possible to see the state of Queensland in Australia, but turned -90 degrees. Recall the Wallace line for flora and fauna. Some flora similarities exist in Peru with Australia.

    All evidence of travel by crust and consistent with massive planetary expansion

  7. Surely more people could


    This and your other articles? I enjoy them!

  8. malagabay says:

    In November 2018, a study revealed the existence of a large (31-kilometre-wide (19 mi)) circular depression beneath Greenland’s ice sheet in the Hiawatha Glacier region—up to a kilometre below the surface of the ice.

    Fragments of charcoal up to about 2 cm (0.79 in) in size that were recovered directly from the ice at the tip of the Hiawatha Glacier, where the glacial outwash containing sand interpreted to be either impact melt or shocked metamorphized was collected, yielded an age greater than 50,000 BP. They interpret the charcoal to be wood that had undergone “thermal alteration.”

    From an interpretation of the crystalline nature of the underlying rock, together with chemical analysis of sediment washed from the crater, the impactor was argued to be a metallic asteroid with a diameter in the order of 1.5 kilometres (0.9 mi). A volume of approximately 20 cubic kilometres (4.8 cu mi) of rock would have been either vaporized or melted.

    A NASA glaciologist has discovered in February 2019 a possible second impact crater buried under ice in northwest Greenland. Though the newly found impact sites in northwest Greenland are only 183 km apart, at present they do not appear to have formed at the same time. If the second crater, which has a width of over 35 km , is ultimately confirmed as the result of a meteorite impact, it will be the 22nd largest impact crater found on Earth.

    It has been suggested that the Cape York meteorite is part of the main object responsible for creating the Hiawatha crater.

    However, if correct, its associated ejecta would have dispersed as far as Pilauco Bajo in southern Chile.

    Pilauco Bajo is a paleontological and archaeological site located in the city of Osorno in Southern Chile. The site contains both human made lithic flakes and megafauna remains–including gomphotheres.

    This evidence include sediment layers with charcoal and pollen assemblages both indicating major disturbances as well as rare metallic spherules, melt glass and nanodiamonds originating from claimed to be derivative of airbursts or impacts.

    Gomphotheres were elephant-like proboscideans, but not belonging to the family Elephantidae. They were widespread in North America during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs, 12–1.6 million years ago. Some lived in parts of Eurasia, Beringia, and in South America following the Great American Interchange.

  9. HM says:

    Love your site. fwiw Kolling et al (2017) about “Short-term variability in late Holocene sea ice cover” is online. It includes their suggestions how the significant shifts in sediment they found off Greenland could have happened. The graphs sort of look like your “horizons”.

    Re Greenland moving around like that: the paper has up to 1.3kyr (but not after) “Atlantic intermediate waters’ leaving behind a proxy. Of course I don’t know dates. On p 344 in the issue, they state with uncertainty “Two extreme events around 1 and 0.75 kyr BP (Fig. 2B) may be related to single breakups in landfast ice/sikussaq which caused the release of icebergs that have been trapped for several years in the fjord, which released massive amounts of local sourced terrigenous matter within a short period”. ‘extreme events’

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