One of the more unusual ideas that has baffled scientists is that ancient peoples had information about the world long before we did in modern times with our technologies--and we can't understand what they did to acquire these ideas that we thought were "new."
One is the Piri Reis map--and what is more startling is that it carries an underlying message about the potential shifting of the Earth's surface in ways that we are inclined to shrug off as "not being in our lifetime."
That is, that the Earth's crust is more capable of moving--much likely to "slide" over large distances that are not like that of an earthquake's movement.
I tie this directly to those frozen mammoths who were found with wild fresh vegetation in their stomachs: they just didn't eat some buttercup plants and then go jump into a glacier. SOMETHING had to instantly flash-freeze them--like they experienced a shift in latitude and climate zones rather...immediately and extreme. It is accepted now in scientific disciplines that the Earth's surface is more liquid-like than we suspected--and that it can and has shifted in more dramatic ways than we thought.
Here, then is part of the story of the map that shows the coastline of Antarctica centuries before it was known to our
cartographers--and the strange questions it raises about the surface of the Earth: what changed, how long ago, what/who was affected by it...and what is the likelihood of it happening again?
And the connecting idea to the mammoths? If the Antarctic area was NOT covered in ice 4000 years ago, what conditions changed it to this? What circumstances may have "relocated" the land so that it became a polar region--on the other side of the hemisphere from where the mammoths lived and experienced a similar disaster? And what does this mean about our future in lands that we now occupy?