Dawn of the Lost Civilisation is the third book of Robert John Langdon’s epic trilogy ‘Prehistoric Britain’ that re-examines the archaeological, anthropological and landscape evidence to discover that there once lived an Ancient Civilisation that was the beginning of Humankind as we know it today.
In his first book of the trilogy ‘The Post-Glacial Hypothesis’, Langdon discovered that Britain was flooded directly after the last Ice Age, which remained waterlogged in to the Holocene period through raised river levels not only in Britain but worldwide. In his second book of the series ‘The Stonehenge Enigma’ he also showed that a new civilisation known to archaeologists as the ‘megalithic builders’ adapted to this landscape to build sites like Stonehenge, Avebury, Woodhenge and Old Sarum, where carbon dating has now shown that these sites were constructed about five thousand years earlier than previously believed.
Within this book, Langdon looks at the anthropology of the builders of these megalithic structures and by using modern DNA techniques allows us to trace them back to their original ancestry; tens of thousands of years ago to where they were initially conceived (the Caspian Sea) which borders both Europe and Asia. Within this region, we find evidence that Humankind’s thoughts changed fundamentally from the previous 2 million years of Homo sapien mediocrity, by designing and developing a simple floating craft that would become arguably humanities most important invention to date, as it totally changed the world – the boat.
Furthermore, by plotting the progress of this group, using their new acquired boats, from the Caspian Sea to Caves in the Dordogne region of France, we can discover (through their DNA) this remarkable ‘quantum moment’ event in mankind’s history. Because something incredible happened by the Caspian Sea thirty thousand years ago – two humanoid cousins had crossbred for the first time to create a ‘superior’ humanoid species of immense power and intelligence.
This book will take the reader from the Caves of Lascaux where archaeologists found humankind’s first paintings of epic proportions and detail, sculptures of ivory and musical instruments made from the hollowed bones of animals. To the newlands of which nowadays lies under the North Sea, which we call ‘Doggerland’. For the freshly retreating ice caps of the last ice age, had left a wondrous new land of life, vitality and great beauty that is very existence has echoed through the mythology of our world’s history – for our ancestors had found humankind’s ‘utopian dream world’ which has been labelled in many ways in the past, but moreover known to the famous Greek philosopher Plato as ‘Atlantis’.