I'm not sure if this is possible, but given the extremes that result after a nuclear war, is it possible these regions became uninhabitable because of a manmade induced \"nuclear winter\" like the \"nuclear deserts\" elsewhere? - Nathan Following this same logic, the civilization map in "Dead Mens Secrets" showed advanced civilizations in Antarctica and Greenland.Hundreds of these sailors settled throughout the US, Europe, New Zealand and Australia long before the white man set foot in those countries. I certainly agree with you that Chinese were in very active exploration around the world in the Middle Ages, before the Europeans.Also that there was a Chinese expedition to North America around 2000 BC evidently part of the global survey being made.
In Australia as in South America, native cave art show long robed pigtailed people in ships....'Bird Boat' natives as per your book.
read that they were declared to be thousands of years old. I'm guessing carbon-dating, however I am really interested to see if any radiometric dating was done on it.
Man-made "help" through nuclear conflict could have played a secondary role a little later.
- Craig Yes, the map you refer to found in Turkey is the Piri Reis map. The very earliest maps show evidence of high technology and mapping techniques, of a complete globe that was known to be spherical.
There are a couple of others that show Antarctica in detail, as well. Later, as knowledge became lost, others set out to explore the world - and although more limited in their knowledge, were still aware of the planet as a whole, including its size.