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A good starting point for delving into alternative theories on our past.
on 11 February 2012
Ancient Traces is a useful book for anyone wanting to begin to explore a less standard view of our origins and the abilities of our oldest civilisations. By providing examples which challenge accepted knowledge, Michael Baigent shows that our established view of early history is clouded by professional prejudice.
The first chapters look at how old humanity may be, and through well defined instances, throws doubt on the establishments dating. The book then focuses on anomalies within our scientific understanding of evolution and reveals that our true origins cannot be fully explained using the adopted methods that we have, up until now, relied upon.
The chapters dealing with the "Suppressed facts concerning ancient mankind" and "Where did our civilisation come from" continue to reveal occasions where evidence exists that bring conventional views into question. By looking at Atlantis, the Pyramids and the Sphinx, Michael then pulls together the idea that our history is skewed by profesional bodies trying to keep their theories intact, despite evidence to the contrary.
This book delivers an interesting mixture of facts and an extensive bibliography which is a good starting point should you wish to read further into the subject matter. It gives an overview rather than indepth research and is a great addition to your library if you are looking to expand your understanding of our ancient past.