Pillars of the Past Volume II is a soft cover book of 668 pages published by The Velikovskian in 2008, and contains a wealth of information gathered on the subject of chronology
This second volume of the series continues and enlarges the analysis that began in the previous volume. Here we surprisingly discover that astronomy ties the Old Babylonians directly to Persian time. Furthermore, the astronomical basis for dating the Neo-Assyrians also places them in the Persian Era along with several other forms of evidence. Technological evidence from digs in Mesopotamia that had been originally dated to the second millennium B.C. indicate that these sites must be moved into the first. Stratigraphical concepts used to support the established chronology are examined and are shown to be so erroneous that these concepts must be dropped. The evidence of dendrochronology that has been employed as support for the conventional chronology is also found to be so riddled with error that it too must be discarded. The dating of the eruption of Thera related to frost tree ring damage in California and Ireland, along with the ice cores of Greenland, fails to support that lengthy chronology as well. The domestication of the camel and the pig also play a role in unraveling and contradicting that long chronology and uphold the revisions of Gunnar Heinsohn, Emmet J. Sweeney, and Lynn E. Rose. The metallurgy of gold, silver, and various forms of bronze tells the same story. All this, along with many other technological/scientific material is presented to show that the chronology of the ancient Near East requires a drastic revision. As with the evidence in Vol. I, Pillars of the Past Volume II, is a milestone on the road to revising and shortening the deeply flawed, erroneous chronology that now reigns for the ancient Near East.
Charles Ginenthal is the author of Pillars of the Past Volume I, Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky and The Extinction of the Mammoth. and co-author of Stephen J. Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky. He has published papers in the journals AEON, Meta Research Bulletin and The Velikovskian. He has also contributed to Proceeding of the Immanuel Velikovsky Centennial 1895-1995, just published. His work appears in ABA the Glory and the Torment The Life of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky, written by Velikovsky's daughter Ruth Velikovsky Sharon, Ph.D. He has also contributed to the book, Rebels & Devils: The Psychology of Liberation, with distinguished authors as Robert Anton Wilson and William S. Burroughs. He has presented papers at both national and international conferences on Catastrophism and is the editor-in-chief of the journal The Velikovskian. He resides in Forest Hills, New York.
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