Kenneth Caroli is a researcher from Florida and a regular contributor to Ancient American and Atlantis Rising magazines as well as The New Archaeology Review. He has tackled subjects such as the age of the Bimini Wall (AA vol.1.4), the date of Atlantis’ destruction (AA vol.7.43) and speculates on the possibility of a Celtic Atlantis (NAR June 2006). In Frank Joseph’s book, Atlantis and 2012, a map drawn by Caroli was included, showing the Azores as Atlantis.
Alf Bajocco, an Italian expert on North Africa, published a paper in 1965 entitled The Early Inhabitants of the Canary Islands(a), in which he discussed the possibility that the earliest inhabitants of the archipelago had a Berber origin, who in turn had been descendants of the Atlanteans. Nearly half a century later the Berber connection was confirmed by genetic analysis(b). Bajocco claimed that the following dramatic climate changes in North Africa some of the Berbers migrated westward as far as the Canaries, while others went eastward settling in the Nile Valley.
>In the 1960’s Bajocco speculated(d) on the ‘probability’ of Etruscan voyages to South America, citing the opinions of the Italian, Dr. Mario Gattoni Cellini, who claimed to have identified linguistic and other cultural similarities between the Etruscans and ‘Carib Shamanism’. Cellini’s speculations went so far as to suggest that the Aymara came from Crete and the Maya are akin to Sardinians!<
(a) http://atlantisite.com/Canary.htm (4 parts)
>(d) Egerton Sykes’ Atlantis Vol 19.1 Feb/Mar 1966 p.3<
J. Manson Valentine (1902-1994), together with divers Jacques Mayol, Harold Climo and Robert Angove, discovered the so-called “Bimini Wall” in 1968. It appears that Valentine saw his discovery as a confirmation of Edgar Cayce’s Atlantis prediction. During earlier explorations off Gonova Island near the coast of Haiti, in 1966, he discovered ‘sophisticated artefacts of possible Atlantean origin’ in ten feet of water.
It is worth noting that Lynn Picknett & Clive Prnce have pointed out[0705.61] that the Bimini Road was known to the local islanders for years and even offered to show it to its ‘discoverers’! If true, the date of the find could have been manipulated to coincide with Cayce’s ‘prognostication’.
Brad Steiger records that Valentine expressed the view that Atlantis was technologically more advanced than we are today! If so I find it strange that although Athens defeated such a highly developed Atlantis, it did so without leaving any evidence of it being an equally advanced society!
Dr. Valentine also collaborated with Charles Berlitz in the writing of his best-seller, The Bermuda Triangle and its sequel Without a Trace. He was a consultant on the production of a 1979 documentary also titled The Bermuda Triangle.
Dr. Valentine died of complications following a bite from a venomous recluse spider.