Different Narratives of Ancient History
by Virginia Bono
(Chicago, Illinois, USA)
I am currently working on three narratives of ancient history. First is the Creation view, up to and including what happened to the descendents of the sons of Noah. Where did those people groups go?
Next is the speculative view of ancient peoples who migrated from the Ice Age Black Sea, moving west across the ice plateaus and eventually settling in what is now France. Archeological proofs have been found of possible meetings of Neaderthal and Homo Sapien peoples. The "Clan of the Cave Bear" series by Jean Auel was fiction, but her research was real. How much of it was actual?
The third narrative is the one currently being studied by Dr.Spencer Wells and known as the "National Geographic Genome Project." I have followed his "Journey of Man" and "The Real Eve" with great interest. We will soon include ourselves in his present project, including our DNA with the growing population that wants to know where they came from.
My hope is to resolve these three narratives, which all contain fact, some fiction, and probably supposition as well, into some cohesive narrative that seems workable. Since no one really KNOWS but God Himself, a study of each narrative would be a fascinating journey. I might learn something!