It is a growing belief that archaeology is an institution in which new details of our past are moulded to fit the beliefs of the past we already have. Evidence of an ancient civilisations existing pre-10,000 years BC is growing, but is shunned by the traditional archaeological professors as it does not fit their pre-existing ideas of the past. This image of the past is now ancient in academic terms and needs to be reworked in order to make way for growing research done by independent researchers and geologists. This is a trend for many beliefs that we hold surrounding the past. They have been taught to us from an early age and are now accepted as fact, and not to be questioned, to reinforce the status quo of human history.