21 January 2014

"Tesselated pavement" and the "Bimini Road"

A hat tip to John Farrier, who posted recently at Neatorama the above photos [credit top and lower] of "tesselated pavement" in Tasmania.
Occurring near sea coasts on flat rock which has broken into regular blocks, the effect is known as "tessellated pavement" for its resemblance to Roman mosaic floors (also called tessellated pavement). The pavement takes two forms. Depressions are known as pan formations, occurring when saltwater wears away the center portion of the stones into pools. The opposite effect is known as a loaf formation, when the edges of the stone are worn away leaving a rounded crown resembling rising bread.
Formations like these provide the natural geological explanation for debunking claims that the Bimini Road is manmade - an underwater residuum of ancient Atlantis.

1 comment:

  1. I _started_ watching a piece supposedly uncovering the real Atlantis, but couldn't finish it (in fact it had just started). That was because they started by talking about the Bimini Road, and then had this "talking head" who was supposedly a researcher on Atlantis talking about how Atlantis was the fabulously advanced society, so advanced in that that we have still not reached the level of technology that they had.

    Say WHAT??? While the people of the real Atlantis (if there really was one, my vote goes to the Minoan Society) may have been fantastically advanced over their Greek counterparts, they still lived some thousand of years, BCE. That just means that the Minoans (or who ever the real Atlanteans were) could have been widely using bronze at a time when their mainland counterparts had just introduced copper, and were not using it extensively.

    Get real people.


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