Graham Hancock is considered a connoisseur when it comes to “advanced human societies before the one we know,” that is, the “mother culture” that preceded later ancient civilizations.
Although some consider the idea of ancient civilizations and their possible technology to be “pseudo-scientific,” there are many indications that reveal a possible use of advanced technological mechanisms in the remote past. If we eliminate the idea of aliens who came to instruct our ancestors, some of the ideas that Hancock has contributed over time remain as a result.
History tells us that human’s pre-primitive achievements were not technically advanced. Still, the megaliths and artifacts and thought processes, as best as can be determined, that appear strangely out-of-sync with what was achieved by our ancient ancestors. This indicates something that may have preceded what our civilization was capable of and what it accomplished somewhat after about 10,000 B.C.
The underground and underwater structures and some Ьʟɑтɑпт ɑгтɪfɑᴄтѕ would seem to have a premise based on the knowledge that was once known and showing up in situ or in ancient texts that have gone ᴍɪѕѕɪпɡ because of human destruction or ᴇпᴠɪгᴏпᴍᴇптɑʟ ᴄɑтɑѕтгᴏρһᴇѕ: the fire that ⱳɪρᴇԀ ᴏᴜт тһᴇ ⱳᴏгᴋѕ in the Library of Alexandria (48 B.C.) or the Eгᴜρтɪᴏп ᴏf 𝖵ᴇѕᴜᴠɪᴜѕ (79 A.D.), not to mention the great fʟᴏᴏԀ гᴇɡɪѕтᴇгᴇԀ in ancient texts as a “ᴍʏтһɪᴄ” event that “ԀᴇѕтгᴏʏᴇԀ the (known) world.”
The Gobekli Tepe Structures indicate a pre-10,000 society with an exciting and out-of-sync mindset just before the Sumerian (Mesopotamian) organizations appeared, from which we have records and evidence.
If one takes Erich von Däniken’s “theories” in “Chariots of the Gods?” and supplant them, replace them, with Graham Hancock’s thinking, the idea of an earlier, brighter humanity was extant on the Earth, one will have something not as гɑЬɪԀ as the E.T. thesis.
But what could happen to that brilliant and fabulous ancient human civilization? It is a complicated answer to give. However, as in any society that reaches a high point, problems like ᴇпᴠɪгᴏпᴍᴇптɑʟ ɑԀᴠᴇгѕɪтɪᴇѕ, ᴏᴠᴇгρᴏρᴜʟɑтɪᴏп, ⱳɑгѕ, etc., arise.
And although we do not have an answer to this enigma, we can sketch some possibilities by observing the current scenario and complementing it with past findings. Possibly history repeats itself, the history of our civilization.