According to my calculations, in Pleistocene time the Earth had been shaken by eleven catastrophes which had occurred approximately 900, 800, 730, 530, 480, 420, 110, 70, 55, 24, 12 thousand years ago. Also, there were at least two periods (670-620, 390-250 thousand years ago) when catastrophic changes on Earth occurred much more often.
Approach and deviation of glaciers managed by changes of terrestrial axis inclination were the main features of all Quaternary catastrophes. Almost all of them were accompanied by essential fall, and then rising of sea level and, apparently, high tectonic and volcanic activity. However, the Quaternary geotectonic and volcanism are not enough studied to do definitive conclusions.
All Pleistocene disasters (or big part of them) can be compared with wars between Pandavas (human descendants of Adityas) and Kauravas (human descendants of Daityas and Danavas) which are described in the "Mahabharata". Because of "immense" volume of this epos and the description of uncountable wars in it, I didn't have enough strength of mind to take comparison of each war of the epos with concrete Quaternary catastrophe.
The whole globe was a scene of wars action, and nearly all population of Earth had been involved in these wars. With Pandavas and Kauravas other reasonable inhabitants of our planet battled in first fights. But gradually they were less and less, and last wars were almost exclusively between people. Belligerent parties used flying vehicles and which they had received from "gods" and "demons" as a present. Each time the world "was shaken to the basics", the earth burnt, oceans overflowed banks, it became dark as night, from the sky fire "arrows" were strewed, water streams and hailstones were thrown upon the earth…
The last destructive war described in detail in the "Mahabharata" had occurred about twelve thousand years ago. It had marked the ending of the Late Valday Glaciation (the Late Pleistocene) and the beginning of the last interglacial period. In this war many millions people have been killed and its consequences were truly terrifying.
Geological researches spent by E. P.Izoh and his Vietnamese colleagues, have shown: approximately 10-12 thousand years ago the stones downpour had fallen upon territory of present Vietnam from the sky, and then very powerful dusty storms had risen and had left on heights to 2 meters of loessial alluvion. Remains of charcoal denotes fires storming at that time on hills. Sediments in lowlands denote the catastrophic flooding which had inundated the whole parts of the world.
When the war finished and Pandavas had won they saw that it was not meaningful to win - there was nobody to take control on. There were only mountains of corpses around. And then Pandavas understood: "It was absolutely senselessly, we would not battle. We would give the kingdom to the opposite group; at least, people could be live. And now we go to the Himalayas and now we plunge into the deepest disappointment, despair and torment".
By estimations of historians, in the beginning of "the new Stone Age" 10 thousand years ago population of the Earth was of 5 million persons, up to the time of Roman Empire - 150 million persons, in 1650 - 545 million. In 1840 it has reached 1 billion person, and further began to increase very quickly, having reached 2 billion in 1930, 3 billion - in 1960, 4 billion - in 1975, and now on the Earth there are already 6,7 billion persons. To reach one billion persons, the mankind spent a half-million of years, and then one billion population growth occurred for 90, 30, 15 and 12 years. According to the United Nations forecast, by 2050 global population will be about 9,2 billion persons.
And now we can see that people have closely approached to the level of development when they are able to destroy the world existing 10 thousand years. With our life interval of 60-70 years. If average lifetime of our ancestors was 500 years the early mankind could reach the same level of development approximately for 100 thousand years. If their life proceeded 1000 years then 200 thousand years were needed. And so on. However, it is fair only in direct analogies.
If the sexual maturity, pregnancy, transformation of children in the young man, and the young man in men at our ancestors occurred more quickly, each previous coil of our civilization development (from small groups of the people who have escaped after disaster, to overpopulation of Earth, and working out the weapon capable to destroy the world) could cover smaller timeperiod. The same 60, 70 and 100 thousand years which separated one Quaternary catastrophe from another. It means that 1000 years age of antediluvian mankind declared in the Old testament is co-ordinated with all our history of wars and destructions. As well as gradual reduction of people life from 1000 to modern 60-70years.
Most plausible reasons of reduction of lifetime as well as during former times were the following: atmosphere exhaustion, destruction of a cover protecting Earth from pernicious influence of ultra-violet beams which for tens of millions years has turned from a powerful water-steam layer to a thin ozone layer "full of holes", strengthening of climate contrast, reduction of speed of Earth rotation, because of also the Moon removal from Earth, and genetic mutations resulting from compelled marriages between people and different groups of reasonable beings. The reason of this was global catastrophes provoked by people in a pursuit of domination over the world and new territories. The disasters which have ruined more then one mankind existed before and which simultaneously have preserved the peace for us - far descendants of Adam, Indra, Hiranyakashipu …
© A. Koltypin, 2010 (a fragment of my book "Battles of ancient gods")
© P. Oleksenko, 2011 (translation)
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Read my works "Last days of the Great Northern civilization - the descendants of white gods. What has happened in the Northeastern Asia, Alaska and the shelf of Arctic ocean 12 thousand years ago? The reconstructions on a joint of geology and history", "Nuclear war has occured in the past and left many traces. Geological evidences of nuclear and thermonuclear war conflicts in the past" (with P.Oleksenko), "Who was a side losing (Who was lost) nuclear war 12,000 years ago? The legacy of the past in Australian legends", "Neogene and Quarternary periods - the time of repeated repositionings of Earth's axis and rotational speed of the Earth"
Read also the works by P.Oleksenko "Secrets of the downfall of Mohenjo-daro. Whether the city was destroyed by a nuclear explosion 4000 years ago?", "Lonar crater - the evidence of a nuclear war in ancient India" and "India - the cradle of humanity or a transit point in the development of civilizations? (Genetic studies confirm the ancient age of people and update the emergence of humanity to 75,000 years ago)"