November 28th, 2022 • 46 mins 23 secs • Download (40.6 MB) • Link with Timestamp
In this episode respected geologist and geographer Patrick Nunn shares insights into his ground-breaking research into ancient indigenous cultures and their oral traditions. Nunn’s work shows that these pre-literate societies’ verbally transmitted myths and legends actually encode truthful information about ancient catastrophic sea level rise and the resultant land loss and trauma. Astonishing cross-correlations between geographical and geological evidence and such stories dating back as much as 13,000 years have been established, validating ancient stories that were once dismissed as fable and imaginative fabrication. Nunn’s work supports the idea that while mainstream culture makes humanity look like a species with amnesia, many indigenous cultures have succeeded in remembering at least some of their roots—roots reaching back thousands of years.