See article on 37,000 Russian skeleton that discusses mixing of Neanderthal and Homo sapiens.
See Sections 3,6,8: Egypt A research paper titled “Ancient Egyptian mummy genomes suggest an increase of Sub-Saharan African ancestry in post-Roman periods” was published by Nature Communications in 2017. From the abstract: “The samples recovered from Middle Egypt span around 1,300 years of ancient Egyptian history from the New Kingdom to the Roman Period. Our analyses reveal that ancient Egyptians shared more ancestry with Near Easterners than present-day Egyptians, who received additional sub-Saharan admixture in more recent times. This analysis establishes ancient Egyptian mummies as a genetic source to study ancient human history and offers the perspective of deciphering Egypt’s past at a genome-wide level.”
Aryan: See 2017 DNA research report supporting the Aryan invasion of India. See a synopsis of the original report published by The Hindu. See the section on Tonal Languages in the UBtheNEWS Adam and Eve Report.
p1: Urantia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “specific: Urantia = (y)our heavenly place (i.e., in the cosmos)” “-tia = noun-forming suffix < -t- of L. past participle stem + -ia (cf., -tion and -ion)” “U.B.: “-tia” is indicative of impersonal, while “-ia” is more personal”
Section 1: Racial and Cultural Distribution
p1: Caligastia etymology: The one whose (capital “C,” specific) darkness (calig-) entirely (as) turns him into a non-person (-tia, normally used for impersonal names, instead of –ia, which would normally be used for a personal name). From Latin caliginosus “misty,” from caliginem (nom. caligo) “mistiness, darkness, fog, gloom.”Caligula was a Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated.
By Chris Halvorson: “the one who is (-tia) entirely (as) darkenss (calig-) and no longer personal.”
p4: Dalamatia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the place (-tia) [to stand] together (ama) with (Dal)igastia”
p5: aborigines/aboriginal are used thirteen times, including the one time it is preceded by “so-called” in reference to the secondary Sangik mixture found in southern Indian at 79:2.2. The other references, involving the original Andonic stock are at: (61:6.3), (61:7.4), (63:4.3), (63:5.4), (64:1.0), (64:7.18), (76:2.4), (78: 1.5), (79:2.2), (81:4.4,9), (85:1.5).
Section 2: The Adamites in the Second Garden
p3: Amadon etymology: The one who (A) is/works together with (ama) the leader (don).
Section 3: Early Expansions of the Adamites
Research by renowned geneticist Bruce Lahn on the microcephalin gene (responsible for brain growth) has numerous parallels The Urantia Book‘s recounting of Adam and Eve’s genetic contribution. Additional genetic and linguistic studies also provide support. See UBtheNEWS Adam and Eve Report. See UBtheNEWS Adam and Eve video. See Evolving Souls “The Urantia Book’s Planetary History: A Credibility Check” presented by Halbert Katzen video.
p2: …was there a civilization in anyway comparable.: The two-word form is the appropriate choice when serving as an adverb only, rather than as an adverbial conjunction, in which case the compound “anyway” is more common. This latter use, roughly synonymous with “at any rate” or “in any case,” is well illustrated by its only occurrence in the papers (at 148:6.4) when Job’s friend, Eliphaz, is quoted as saying: “Anyway, man seems predestined to trouble, and perhaps the Lord is only chastising you for your own good.”
p8: brown is used four times in connection with race: 64:7.6,16 , 94:5.6.
Section 4: The Andites
Section 5: The Andite Migrations
p5: Africa The Hamitic Hypothesis was a 19th century anthropological theory that claimed that humans originated in Asia and then migrated to other regions of the world. The theory was used to explain the discovery of so-called “white races” in Africa in the late 1800s. The Hamitic Hypothesis was not simply a curiosity of anthropological science. It was an idea that changed lives: from those European colonists who relied upon it to justify their presence in Africa, to the scientists who used it to explain away the accomplishments of African civilizations as a result of “white” influence. Ultimately, the Hamitic Hypothesis anchored a global theory of human origins and migration that, when combined with the Aryan race theory, shaped anthropology, colonial policy, and even the attitudes of Africans themselves for a hundred years.
Michael Robinson is a historian of science and exploration at the University of Hartford. He is the author of “The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture” and The Lost White Tribe: Explorers, Scientists, and the Theory that Changed a Continent.” Watch his TEDx Talk “A Theory You’ve Never Heard Of”; it is an excellent example of how “politically correct” trends undermine true scientific progress.
p7: To review a couple articles on 12,000 year old Peruvian textiles that support Andite influence in this region, see this article from ScienceDaily and this one from EurekAlert. Genetiker article from 2014 about the genetic make up and other characteristics of the Chachapoya people of Peru. Wikipedia: Chachapoya culture.
p8: To review a couple articles indicating that a population who started farming in Europe had different genetics than those who preceded them, see the Science Daily articles Europe’s First Farmers Were Immigrants: Replaced Their Stone Age Hunter-Gatherer Forerunners and Origins of Farming in Europe Result of Human Migration and Cultural Change, Study Suggests (2011).
Section 6: The Last Andite Dispersions
Gobekli Tepe: In 1994, excavations began at the Gobekli Tepe UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site in Turkey. The Gobekli Tepe site already reveals 50 engraved stone monoliths, some of them dating back to 12,000 years ago, that are at least 6,000 years older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. A full excavation to the bottom of the site has not yet occurred and only a small percentage of the site has been uncovered. The evidence suggests that the complex of round rooms with two especially large pillars in the middle were built for religious rather than practical purposes. Gobekli Tepe is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and mysterious archaeological sites in the world.
One of the most intriguing carvings from a Urantia Book perspective is of a headless man, riding on the back of a fandor-like bird, and sporting an erection. The headless aspect is general believed to be an indication that the represented person has passed on to the spirit world. See 74:3.4 re: Adam and Eve riding on fandors.
The two main mysteries surrounding Gobekli Tepe are:
1) How did people this primitive cut, carve, move, and build with enormous stones in excess of 15 tons? The artifacts are inconsistent with prevailing theories about the development of civilization because every place else in the world, where ancient civilizations have built structures with enormous stones, there is also evidence of settled communities that practiced herding and agriculture. Prevailing theories about this region suggest that around 11,000 years ago, primitive man was just beginning to evolve from being a hunter-gatherer to a herder-farmer.
2) Why did this civilization decline over a period of several thousand years and then intentionally bury the site around 10,000 years ago? One of the peculiar aspects of the construction and art at Gobekli Tepe is that both become less refined over time. The older structures are significantly larger and more ornately decorated. There are clear indications that the site was intentionally buried but nothing to indicate why.
Adding powerfully to the intrigue of this report is its relationship to the Adam and Eve Report and the Garden of Eden Report. These two reports also happen to reveal some of the most impressive corroborations of Urantia Book history documented so far by UBtheNEWS. The story of Adam and Eve in The Urantia Book is significantly different from the one found in the Old Testament and centers around a major genetic change that occurred 38,000 years ago. Starting with the Adam and Eve Report provides some background on the genetic issues that are relevant to this report; however, it is not necessary to read that one first in order to understand this one.
See UBtheNEWS Gobekli Tepe Report. (This immediately became and has remained the most visited report on UBtheNEWS.) Andrew Collins page on Gobekli Tepe. June 2017 National Geographic article on Gobekli Tepe skull markings.
An “Evolutionary Revelation” conference was hosted by Byron Belitsos in June 2014. This presentation by Halbert Katzen addresses issues related to the Urantia revelation’s progressive acceptance as this relates to how new discoveries and scientific advances increasingly support history in The Urantia Book. A review of the Gobekli Tepe Report is part of this presentation.
Animal and Horse Domestication: When The Urantia Book was published, archaeological evidence did not exist to support its statements about where and when the domestication of the horse first occurred and how this cultural achievement migrated out to other cultures from its place of origin. Over fifty years after publication, archaeological discoveries reveal notable support to The Urantia Book’s depiction of this phase of advancing civilization.
A 2011 Reuters story, covering a discovery made in Saudi Arabia, reported, “The Maqar Civilization is a very advanced civilization of the Neolithic period. This site shows us clearly, the roots of the domestication of horses 9,000 years ago.”
In 2009 Reuters published a story on research results from an archaeological site in Kazakhstan. It stated, “Horses were first domesticated on the plains of northern Kazakhstan some 5,500 years ago—1,000 years earlier than thought—by people who rode them and drank their milk, researchers said on Thursday.”
These archaeological sites are examples of how new discoveries increasingly support The Urantia Book’s statements about the domestication of the horse, both in terms of time period and location.
See UBtheNEWS Horsing Around Report. See an excellent in depth article on the Egyptian discovered, posted after the publication of the Horsing Around Report. See also UBtheNEWS Animal Domestication Research page.
Section 7: The Floods in Mesopotamia
p3-5: See 2017 article on Oriental Institute research: “In the past 50 years or so, though, scholarly interest has only grown in ancient Middle Eastern political documents and their relationship to the Bible. “There’s a huge body of Near Eastern law that the authors of the Torah drew on,” Cross said. “It helps us understand the world the Bible came out of. The biblical legal codes have their own spin, but they’re based on what was around them.””
p3: Psalms (78:7.3), (95:2.10), (95:4.5), (125:0.2), (162:4.4), (179:5.10), (180:0.1).
Section 8: The Sumerians: Last of the Andites
p10: Semite etymology: 1847, “a Jew, Arab, Assyrian, or Aramaean” (an apparently isolated use from 1797 refers to the Semitic language group), back-formation from Semitic or else from French Sémite (1845), from Modern Latin Semita, from Late Latin Sem “Shem,” one of the three sons of Noah (Genesis x.21-30), regarded as the ancestor of the Semites (in old Bible-based anthropology), from Hebrew Shem. In modern sense said to have been first used by German historian August Schlözer in 1781.
p11: Nerites: Could these be the same as “the people of Nairi” (arm. Նաիրի), identified with the ancient kingdom of Urartu, also known as the “Kingdom of Van”? The names “Nairi” and “Urartu” are used interchangeably in the Assyrian inscriptions of king Ashurnasirpal II (883–859 B.C.) and Shalmaneser III (860–825 B.C.)
p13: Nebadon etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the first (a) nebular (neb-) upland (don) (The local universe level is the local upland relative to the lowlands where mortals begin their ascension careers in the Milky Way spiral nebula.).” “don < O.E., dun = n., down = upland”