- Aug 1, 2005
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There was some interesting Hindu legend, and some thought-provoking ideas about whether mythical ape-men were actually early hominids, but the idea that a bridge was built by contemporaries of homo erectus over 1 million years ago seems a bit too far-fetched.I can't say that anything in that video impressed me very much.
But the bridge is largely natural. In a post glacial time of rising sea levels, the waters would encroach over the low-lying land between India and Sri Lanka from both north and south, until only a narrow strip remained. The people living thereabouts may have tried to protect this natural connection by building a causeway on top of it, which would explain any man-made structures that are found there, but as the seas continued to rise the causeway too would become submerged...
As you say, Rynner, it's more likely that if there is any man-made element to Adam's Bridge, then it's by locals trying to hold back the rising sea to protect a route that already existed. I can see possible parallels between this and the stories of Cantre'r Gwaelod, and the possible origins of the various sarns along the West Wales coast.