Karl's program can be seen as a slide show on Slideshare.net http://www.slideshare.net/JudyMJohnson/hoenke-perspectives-9-26-09-2156706
Musings on Dark Ages, Climates and Connectedness Context & Perspectives
by Karl Hoenke
27 September 2009, Marquette, MI
Five separate areas of perspective were illustrated, as described below.
The human creature emerged at least twice from Africa, the most important being around 50,000 BP (before present). The first “try” at 100,000 BP was met with Neanderthal resistance and an environmental event around 70,000 BP which is estimated to have reduced mankind’s numbers to perhaps 3,000 individuals. The second “try” successfully led to Homo Sapiens populating the world. However, until 10,000 BP, numbers were low and “civilization” as we know it did not develop. Only since 10,000 BP has there been agriculture, populations centers (i.e. cities) and large numbers of individuals. Why?
Graphs of Average World Temperature over this 100,000 year period resemble a picket fence, peaking and troughing several times each 5,000 year interval. And the range was often as much as 20-25°F! With the peak average staying at least 9°F lower than at present. The present Average World Temperature is 57°F. That means for most of mankind’s first 90,000 years the climate was extremely variable and cold.
The most recent 10,000 have been both warmer (that 57°F) and stable, thus enabling people to predict and plan for food supplies. Nevertheless, during these 10,000 years, several severe environmental disruptions have occurred and toppled civilizations. Seven key dates were discussed: 11,000 BC -- 5,500 BC – 2,354 BC – 1,628 BC – 1,159 BC – 207 BC – 540 AD. The irony is that “severe” in these cases means colder temperatures which threatened man’s existence, but were only on the average of 2-3°F lower than now.
The orthodox paradigm is that North America was populated by Clovis people 11,000 years ago over the Bering land bridge, and then not visited by anyone from over either ocean until Columbus showed up. The weight of evidence refutes this position, despite the stranglehold its adherents have on research and teaching. A few tables of foods and diseases “out of place” were introduce, being exerpted from work by Sorenson and Johanesson. For example, cocaine and tobacco were found in 3,000 year old Egyptian mummies and Columbus was asked to bring back turkeys from his initial voyage – meaning our American turkey was known in Europe before America was “discovered”!
Several key maps known to exist before Columbus, and known to show features of North America, were described to demonstrate Columbus (and other “explorers”) KNEW where they were going and how to get there. They had maps.
A brief graph of ancient copper mining timing in the Upper Peninsula was shown to overlap closely with the rise and fall of Minoan civilization in the Mediterranean. This is consistent with other evidence suggesting Minoans were involved with the trade of Michigan copper to ancient Europe.
A bibliography of key sources was also provided.
PRESENTATIONS BY LEE & JOY PENNINGTON
See at Slideshare.net:
Lee & Joy Pennington presented their film Eyes That Look at the Sky: The Mystery of Easter Island. The film presents an overview of the history of Easter Island--the various stages of development, the devastation of the 19th Century Spanish slave raids, the constructing the giant moais, the modern recovery of the island. There is a breakthrough in the discovery of the meaning of certain petroglyphs on the island, when Lee and a fisherman team up to view petroglyphs with fishing motifs, and the moment is captured on film.
Lee Pennington presented an assessment of Roman coins being found along the Ohio River and elsewhere. This year (2009) alone, two hoards of Roman coins have been found near Louisville, KY. The coins match up with previous other Roman coins found along the Ohio and along the Wisconsin River. In addition, Lee was able to discover information concerning five Roman swords found along the very same waterways where Roman coins were found--Paducah, KY; St. Louis, MO; Nashville, TN; Norwood, OH; and St. Paul, MN. Nearly 100 Roman coins have been found over the years and the majority of the coins are third century Roman. It's hard to imagine another scenario that better explains the coins being found in America than some country using such currency traveling to American and losing them here.
At Slideshare.net site you will also find:
- Roman Coins Found on the Ohio River- by Lee Pennington
- AAPS History and Goals, 1999-2009- by Judy M Johnson; Where we've been and where we may be going...some thoughts to ponder on our future.
- Copper Country Petroglyphs & a Plan to Protect Them- by Robert Wheeler
- Time and Travel -by Karl Hoenke an exciting overview of earth through millions of years...and how earth cycles have affected man's life and travels
- The Mysterious Little MacIntosh Stone
- Ocean Migration -by Jeff Bennett
-The Curious Donut Mounds at Forest Lake - by Judy M Johnson