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What are some examples of ancient technology?

Evolution has taught that ancient man lacked sophistication, used primitive tools, and lived in caves.  Archaeology has found many evidences that show the contrary.

When people left Babel, the carried with them the knowledge of ziggurat construction.  We do not know what type of technology our ancient ancestors had, but we can conclude that it was very advanced.  Worldwide, there are ancient megaliths that still exist today, and although there are theories on how these structures were built, it still does not account for the awesome design, detail, and planning that went into the monuments, all without the use of computers and powerful cranes.

Stonehenge, located in England, is a series of stones arranged in a circle.  Some of the stones weigh 100 tons.  They were quarried from 75 miles away and then placed into this formation that is lined up with different astronomical events.  How could our ancestors, who don’t have the technology and construction equipment we have today, cut the stones, carry the stones from where they were dug, lift them, and then perfectly line the stones up?  This shows that they are more advanced than previously thought.

 

Stonehenge

 

The Pyramids of Egypt are an awesome spectacle.  The average blocks weight 2.5 tons, but some of the blocks inside the pyramids weigh between 70-100 tons.  Some of the stones were quarried from 100 miles away.  We can ask the same questions as we did with Stonehenge….How? 

 

Pyramids of Egypt

 

In 1900, this device later named the Antikythera Mechanism was found in a sunken ship off the coast of the Aegean Sea.  Inside were 30 bronze gears and it was later determined that this device was used to calculate lunar and solar cycles.  Some even call it an ancient computer.  The complex precision of such contraptions from the ancient past show that our ancestors were smarter and more advanced than previously thought.  More information can be found http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr

The actual device on the left, and a drawing of the internal gears on the right

For more information about this interesting subject and other megaliths around the world, RTG recommends the book: The Puzzle of Ancient Man.  There is also a website dedicated to OOPARTS (out of place artifacts) and other  ancient structures: http://s8int.com

Did cavemen ever exist?

 

References of people living in caves
Source: Answers in Genesis

 

Cavemen as we have been taught are hunched-backed, primitive, leopard-skin wearing men.  Although some people may have those characteristics, the implication is that the first evolved man was savage.  An alternative view of a caveman is simply a man or woman who lives in a cave.  This does not mean they are primitive but rather, they have found free and durable shelter. After the flood, all homes were destroyed, but caves had been formed through the carving of the flood waters.  These provided shelter for Noah and his family, as well as many who left the Tower of Babel.  They sufficed as adequate homes until new and cities were built.  In addition, the flood wiped out all pre-flood technology, so the bones, stone hammers, and other “primitive” tools were in use because the other tools were destroyed.  It is little wonder why evolutionists believe ancient man was primitive, but if they were to put this into a Biblical framework, they would see that Noah and his family, and all others living shortly after the flood, had to use whatever they could to survive since everything they once owned was destroyed.  We today would be forced to do the same thing if we lost all our posessions!  

The Bible mentions many instances where people lived in caves, either for a short duration or because they were hiding.  The following are a few of those verses: Job 30:6; Heb. 11:38; Gen. 19:30; Jud. 6:2; Ezek 33:27; 1 Sam 13:6; 1 Kings 19:9; Jer 48:28; 1 Kings 18:13; and Rev. 6:15.  An interesting note: the reference in Revelations is in regards to people seeing God in the heavens, and they are hiding because they are afraid.  In the future, we will still have “cavemen!”

Even today people choose to live in caves.  Caves require low costs of extra materials since the home is built into a rock or mountain. These homes are energy efficient because they maintain the same temperature throughout the year.  Such cave homes are built in Cappadocian, Turkey.  See below.  

Many of these, including hotels, are being built in Turkey.
Many of these, including hotels, are being built in Turkey.

What about the Neanderthals who have the unique facial features?  Aren’t they evidence of an evolutionary ancestor?  In his book, Buried Alive, author Dr. Jack Cuozzo researched the skulls of Neanderthals.  He found that the human head does not stop growing as we age.  Compared with a 19y/o human, an 80y/o human had the following cranial changes: the brow ridge came forward; the jaw came forward; the nose got bigger; the chin came forward; the cheeks came forward and flattened out; the teeth came forward; and the back of the head started to point out.  All of these are characteristic of the Neanderthal fossils.  Granted, these are small changes that happen, and maybe they aren’t as prevalent in the elderly (age 80-100 population), but considering that people lived for centuries before Noah’s Flood, these facial characteristics would have been much more prominent.  So, the Neanderthals are not pre-Homo-Sapiens, but actually “regular” Homo-Sapiens.

What did the Tower look like?

Throughout the ancient world we see pyramid-like structures called Ziggurats.  These stone buildings have stood the test of time and demonstrate that our ancestors had advanced technology.  It is believed that the Tower of Babel had the similar structure as that of a Ziggurat, and the Bible tells us that there was also a city built there (Gen. 11:5).

Ziggurats (Source: Answers in Genesis)
Ziggurat (Source: Answers in Genesis)