From time to time, just for fun, we cover fascinating stories about ancient structures. I’m intrigued by the work of Michael Tellinger who’s been researching and documenting ancient stone structures in southern Africa. By his estimate the ancient stone circles in southern Africa comprise the largest, most extensive stone archaeological site on the planet. Mainstream archaeologists say this area was sparsely populated with just a few thousand people in ancient times. However, Tellinger estimates that the stone circles number in the millions. So who built these structures that strangely have no doors or entrances and ring like bells?
According to Tellinger, all of the stone circles that have been measured align with the stars, cardinal directions, equinox, etc. Despite all the intriguing evidence he presents, most people are unaware of these stone circles. Many people may not agree with his theories about the actual purpose of the stone circles, but I think you’ll find this line of research very interesting. Keep in mind the stone circles are built with all natural materials – hornfels quartzite — that resonates like bells. This helps lead to Tellinger’s theory that these stone circles were energy devices, possibly used to mine gold in the region many thousands of years ago.
Image source and good article about a related ancient stone calendar in the area: ViewZone.com
A counter theory: This report describes the stone circles as human settlements: The spatial patterns of Tswana stone-walled towns in perspective
Related: Besides his work on ancient stone circles in Africa, Michael Tellinger has also written a book about the pre-historic economic system called Ubuntu. Instead of using money or barter and trade, some civilizations used Ubuntu or ‘contributionism’, where everyone in the community voluntarily contributed their special skills for several hours a week in exchange for basic necessities. For example, instead of everyone baking their own bread, the best bakers made the bread and exchanged it with the rest of community. Tellinger said the current money based system is only 6,000 years old. Ubuntu or contributionism has a far longer history. Anyway, this got me wondering what would happen if there’s a societal collapse from war, loss of the grid from an electromagnet pulse (EMP) or economic collapse. What economic system could societies use to reorganize and rebuild? I’m just starting to look into this. Take a look and see what you think.