More on Amazon Based Civilisations-'El Dorado'?

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More on Amazon Based Civilisations-'El Dorado'?

Post by Sam Salmon » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:26 pm

Certainly of interest to many here something of a followup to earlier posts on ruins in the Xingu region.

Amazon explorers uncover signs of a real El Dorado

Satellite technology detects giant mounds over 155 miles, pointing to sophisticated pre-Columbian culture

It is the legend that drew legions of explorers and adventurers to their deaths: an ancient empire of citadels and treasure hidden deep in the Amazon jungle.

Spanish conquistadores ventured into the rainforest seeking fortune, followed over the centuries by others convinced they would find a lost civilisation to rival the Aztecs and Incas.

Some seekers called it El Dorado, others the City of Z. But the jungle swallowed them and nothing was found, prompting the rest of the world to call it a myth. The Amazon was too inhospitable, said 20th century scholars, to permit large human settlements.

Now, however, the doomed dreamers have been proved right: there was a great civilisation. New satellite imagery and fly-overs have revealed more than 200 huge geometric earthworks carved in the upper Amazon basin near Brazil's border with Bolivia.

[url=It is the legend that drew legions of explorers and adventurers to their deaths: an ancient empire of citadels and treasure hidden deep in the Amazon jungle.

Spanish conquistadores ventured into the rainforest seeking fortune, followed over the centuries by others convinced they would find a lost civilisation to rival the Aztecs and Incas.

Some seekers called it El Dorado, others the City of Z. But the jungle swallowed them and nothing was found, prompting the rest of the world to call it a myth. The Amazon was too inhospitable, said 20th century scholars, to permit large human settlements.

Now, however, the doomed dreamers have been proved right: there was a great civilisation. New satellite imagery and fly-overs have revealed more than 200 huge geometric earthworks carved in the upper Amazon basin near Brazil's border with Bolivia.
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Re: More on Amazon Based Civilisations-'El Dorado'?

Post by Rokcet Scientist » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:19 pm

Doesn't add anything to the article in this thread, imo: http://archaeologica.boardbot.com/viewt ... f=9&t=2395

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Re: More on Amazon Based Civilisations-'El Dorado'?

Post by Sam Salmon » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:45 pm

Rokcet Scientist wrote:Doesn't add anything to the article in this thread, imo: http://archaeologica.boardbot.com/viewt ... f=9&t=2395
Still a bastion of Good Cheer Camraderie and Conviviality as per SOP I see!

Carry on!

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Re: More on Amazon Based Civilisations-'El Dorado'?

Post by Rokcet Scientist » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:52 am

Sam Salmon wrote:
Rokcet Scientist wrote:Doesn't add anything to the article in this thread, imo: http://archaeologica.boardbot.com/viewt ... f=9&t=2395
Still a bastion of Good Cheer Camraderie and Conviviality as per SOP I see!

Carry on!
"Good Cheer Camraderie and Conviviality" don't make for good archaeology. Facts do.

If you want "Good Cheer Camraderie and Conviviality", go to your local bar.

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Re: More on Amazon Based Civilisations-'El Dorado'?

Post by Minimalist » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:09 am

Fights break out in bars, too.
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Re: More on Amazon Based Civilisations-'El Dorado'?

Post by Sam Salmon » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:40 pm

Rokcet Scientist wrote:"Good Cheer Camraderie and Conviviality" don't make for good archaeology. Facts do.

If you want "Good Cheer Camraderie and Conviviality", go to your local bar.
Definitions of choleric on the Web:

* easily moved to anger; "men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing"- H.G.Wells
* quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
* characterized by anger; "a choleric outburst"; "an irascible response"

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Re: More on Amazon Based Civilisations-'El Dorado'?

Post by Rokcet Scientist » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:15 pm

Observant.

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