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Posted on 05/05/2017 1:31:07 AM PDT by SteveH
Members of the public regularly get in touch with Charles Stanish, an expert on Andean cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. Two years ago, Stanish received a call from a man in Pittsburgh who had just seen a program claiming that aliens played a large role in the lives of ancient people. He was interested in getting Stanishs take on a particular Peruvian site purported to be the handiwork of extraterrestrials. I always try to be nice to people like that, says Stanish. For whatever reason, they are interested in the ancient past, and I share with them what archaeologists know about the subject. In this case, the man asked Stanish what he thought about the idea of aliens constructing a strange alignment of pits, known popularly as the Band of Holes, in Perus Pisco Valley. Though he has worked in the area for more than 30 years, Stanish had never heard of the site. He and his colleague Henry Tantaleán took a look at its coordinates on Google Earth for themselves, and were surprised by satellite imagery showing that the Band of Holes is indeed a highly unusual artificial feature. It seemed to be made up of thousands of small depressions running upslope. Id never seen anything like it, says Stanish. It really seemed unique. It was also only 10 miles from Stanish and Tantaleáns own excavations in the nearby Chincha Valley. Intrigued, they decided to try to understand the curious site.
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It’s not a straight line, or designed to represent much of anything....just a standard hole dug out. I guess up to around 5,000 of these holes. The suggestion is that they were small grain storage sites. You would think an excavation or two would have been done on one of the holes to establish past contents....but no one ever talks about that. It does appear to be man-dug though.
Hard to see why aliens so advanced they can travel across the stars would dig holes in the ground, build large stone structures with no apparent purpose, or make crude drawings in the ground that can only be seen from the air. Although it’s also hard to see why stone age humans would want to do it either if they could.
Yeah, it is to collect water. Such that the moisture won’t run off down the side of the mountain. With the water from precipitation collected in the holes the land will gradually become more moist. And vegetation will be able to grow.
I was thinking water collection, or drying out something.
As a “counting” system, it doesn’t really seem practical.
I believe that is the point. Stone Age people could not have done most of this stuff. So what is the alternative? Non humans?
Brian Foerester has a short Youtube video on this site and you can see there is a river not even a mile away. I have no idea what they were doing here but aliens and tribute-measuring both seem unlikely.
You can’t rule out ancient humans having these kinds of capabilities, I just don’t see the reason they would go through all the effort. Some of them would be very difficult even today. Then again, you have a civilization so advanced it can move between the stars, coming here to stack blocks of stone and then leaving. Makes even less sense. There is a third possibility—an ancient civilization dating very far back and reaching a higher level of sophistication than we have yet discovered. Nearly all signs of them could have been wiped out by time.
Think about it. I have even had educated friends say as much. “Things just get better and better with each generation. We just figure the next thing out.” It is called “PROGRESSIVISM”.
So, when undeniable evidence of advanced technology from over 10,000 years ago exists then it HAS to be “Aliens” because otherwise “Progressivism” is WRONG. SInce smart libtards can’t BE wrong, hence it is Aliens. Perhaps no better evidence of deluded thinking on the part of libtards.
We descendants of Paleolithic Europeans should say, "Don't let Progressives defame our ancestors! They are just victims of PPSD [Post-Paleolithic Stress Disorder] anyway."
Incan IRS facility...................
If you read the article, pretty long, the professor speculates that these holes were used to measure tribute (taxes) of produce. Each hole or holes was assigned to a particular family or group to fill with produce that would be accounted for and then hauled to the next level distribution center................
I read the news today oh boy
Four thousand holes in Pisco, Peru
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall...
There is a school of thought championed by Graham Hancock and Russell Carlson that there was a sophisticated human sea faring civilization that was pretty advanced. They theorize that comets hit the Arctic ice caps around 12,000 years ago causing them to instantaneously melt and flow down the earth wiping out most of the civilization. This is the great flood spoken of in the Bible and almost every other culture. An ancient site in Turkey-Gobleki Tepe- seems to confirm this in recent findings. It would tie a lot of tales such as Noah and Atlantis together. There is also a great deal of soil borings that bear out this catastrophe. Listen to the Joe a Rogan Podcast with Hancock and Carlson for all the science behind it. You could also read Hancock’s recent book which is fascinating
“...I don’t see any reason to think that the average IQ in the Paleolithic period was any lower than the average IQ now.”
Yes, some think that becoming “civilized” resulted in a lower IQ for most. There are the leaders and the followers in society; before civilization, everyone was a leader. I think you have to be pretty stupid to do what other people tell you to do merely because the tell you to do it...
Thousands of huge stone "jars" arrayed over the landscape. Graves, and urns for cremated remains.
There was talk during the "Secret War" of removing one to CIA Headquarters and calling it "The Tomb of the Unknown Case Officer."
Tax collection site. This family fills this pit, that family fills that pit, etc.
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