Mankindís search for prehistory is an interesting contradiction in terms. History means records. Prehistory means the era before our own written records. How indeed can one discover a time before histories were kept?

   Yet some have reached out to do just that. Our earliest histories contain the oral traditions of our ancient fathers. In these they speak of the time that preceded them. It was destroyed by great upheaval, they said, and much knowledge was lost along with it.

   There are, however, more tangible ways to search for this era. There are many ways to write. Our planet is a beautiful canvas upon which we paint our cities and draw our abodes. Are there ruins that cannot be ascribed to any known civilization?

   But one of the most interesting traces are anachronisms.   Maps are one subcategory within this greater category. Some Renaissance maps are said to be based on older, ancient maps. And some of them have proven quite startling. A couple of 16th century maps supposedly even show Antarctica long before it was covered with ice and therefore the original maps must be 6 or 7 thousand years old, the era mythographers attribute to Atlantis.

   Was there such a world as Edgar Cayceís Atlantis? Have the Triangleís mysteries fortuituously drawn our attention to its proof? Did it leave a trace in the repositories of all knowledge around the world and a physical trace in the Bahamas? Let us examine the maps critically to see for ourselves.