John Philip Cohane

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John Philip Cohane, born in New Haven, Connecticut, was an archaeologist for the University of Pennsylvania. He later moved to Ireland to become an author on books on etymology and Ancient astronaut themes.[1][2]

Books[edit]

Cohane published The Indestructible Irish in 1968 in which he proposed that the Irish peoples were of 'Mediterranean origin’.[3] In the book he claimed that the original blood stock in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales is Semitic.[4] Cohane also published The Key: A Startling enquiry into the riddle of mans past the book claimed that before Egyptian, Greek, Phoenician and Carthaginian eras two major worldwide semitic migrations took place, Cohane believed that every civilization on earth had once been semitic he based his evidence on archeology and etymology. The book has been reviewed as a piece of pseudohistory[5][6]

The American linguist Cyrus Herzl Gordon was a friend of Cohane and wrote a preface to Cohane's book The Key, Gordon was supportive of many of Cohane's theories.[7][8]

Cohane claimed that geographical names in America have a Semitic origin.[9] He also believed that six word roots are found in most places names of most languages[10] Another claim by Cohane was that the Phoenicians adopted the alphabet from a prior Semitic culture.[11]

In 1977 Cohane published Paradox: The Case for the Extraterrestrial Origin of Man in which he claimed man is a product of interplanetary colonization (see Ancient astronauts).[12]

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1968 The Indestructible Irish
  • 1969 The Key: A Startling enquiry into the riddle of mans past
  • 1977 Paradox: The case for the extraterrestrial origin of man

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randall Fitzgerald, Cosmic test tube: extraterrestrial contact, theories and evidence, Moon Lake Media, 1998, p. 55
  2. ^ Natalie Robins, Steven M. L. Aronson, Savage Grace: The True Story of Fatal Relations in a Rich and Famous American Family, 2007, p. 488
  3. ^ Éire-Ireland: a journal of Irish studies, Volume 5; Volume 5, Irish American Cultural Institute., 1966, p. 145
  4. ^ The Critic, Volume 27, Issue 6, Thomas More Association, 1969
  5. ^ American Anthropologist, Volume 80, Issue 3, pages 731–733, September 1978
  6. ^ http://www.jstor.org/pss/677086
  7. ^ Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford, Antiquity: a quarterly review of archaeology, Volumes 51-53, Antiquity Publications, 1977
  8. ^ The Reprint bulletin, Volumes 23-24, American Library Association, Oceana Publications, 1978, p. 14
  9. ^ Cyrus Herzl Gordon, Before Columbus; links between the Old World and ancient America, Crown, 1971, p. 138
  10. ^ Eugene R. Fingerhut, Explorers of pre-Columbian America?: the diffusionist-inventionist controversy, Regina Books, 1994, p. 222
  11. ^ http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/11_alphabet.html
  12. ^ The New York times book review, The New York Times Company, 1977 p. 40