While mainstream science is still slow to accept the possibility that human civilization might extend back past 3,500 BCE, there are still maverick researchers that delve into facts and findings that suggest that humans have been forming sophisticated social and technological structures for far longer. Unfortunately, there are few formal organizations that can coordinate such studies, with research being carried out by individuals and, at best, small groups.
The Organization for the Research of Ancient Cultures, or ‘ORACUL’, is an NPO that is being formed by Robert Schoch, a geologist famous for studying the age of the Great Sphinx of Giza, based on evidence of water-based erosion on the sculpture, amongst a host of other colleagues. ORACUL’s aim is to help facilitate and coordinate research efforts into this forbidden archaeology, "Through research advocacy, publishing, and educational outreach, further evidence for mankind’s remote and forgotten past will be uncovered.", according to their website.
Aside from his own research on the Sphinx, Schoch also cites the presence of Göbekli Tepe, shown to have origins that predate the end of the last ice age, as well as other sites that hint at the existence of a high-civilization that abruptly ended around that time. Schoch is calling on cryptoarchaeological enthusiasts to help fund the project, that will facilitate field research, educational outreach programs, and conferences.
- From: Baedeker, Karl. Egypt, "Handbook for Traveling, pt.1 Lower Egypt, with the Fayum and the peninsula of Sinai". K. Baedeker, Leipsic, 1885. p. 356. via wikimedia commons
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