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.
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.