In order to understand the scale of such operation it is worthwhile to take a look how such challenge is tackled today. We are still only talking about masonry and basic stool. Much of the masonry is characterized by accurately cut rectilinear blocks of such uniformity that they could be interchanged for one another while maintaining a level surface and even joints. Ive had a discussion about that Poured into forms Molds In a long ago Thread with a few members Shown here awesome debates and discussions in the Thread worth a read! Open questions remain To me, the industrial-style look, the modular layout and the unknown stoneworking methods are still intriguing to say the least. The grey stone is andesite; a naturally occurring Andean rock, of similar harness to granite. This terrace is paved with multiple enormous stone blocks. Puma Punku Gallery of Images: Fallen Stone Gateway.
One common engineering technique involves cutting the top of the lower stone at a certain angle, and placing another stone on top of it which was cut at the same angle. Stones cannot be dated with the method as there is no carbon decay in stone. As mentioned, I think the carefully worked material does exhibit an industrial-style look that appears to be somewhat out of place and time. You can even turn a rectangular image into a square print, or vice-versa. For those interested in accurate measurements of the various blocks at Puma Punku, it may be worth taking a closer look at Uhle's and Stübel's , since they provide a lot of detailed information about the site, including pretty precise depictions of the many megaliths they encountered during their field trip back in 1892 see examples below, click thumbnails for larger versions. He had one tackle in 21 snaps. Puma Punku appears to have been destroyed by an earthquake, perhaps accompanied by a tidal wave from Lake Titicaca.Next
Puma punku is the name of a large temple complex located near Tiwanaku, in Bolivia, and is part of a larger archaeological site known as Tiahuanacu. Built with Needle-Fine Precision 17,000 Years Ago? This was the argument used for the calculation of the age of the site. Satellite picture of Puma punku. The estimated weight of this massive rock is 131 metric tons. I believe that the block to the right depicts the ground floor of the building, and the block to the left depicts a row of windows on the first floor of the building. Both the tools need electrical power to run. As mentioned before the biggest block of Puma Punku weighs in excess of one hundred tons.Next
The stonework at Puma Punku displays extraordinary precision The Incas believed the city was the place where Viracocha, their deity of creation, created the ancestral people of all ethnicities and sent them out into the world to populate their respective lands. The Inca origin myth records neary Lake Titicaca as the origin point of humanity. This site is both awesome and addictive! Isbell, a radiocarbon date obtained from mound fill forming the Puma punku deposited during the oldest of three construction epochs dates the earliest construction epoch of the Puma punku at 1510 ±25 B. The huge stones fit together like a giant puzzle and form load-bearing joints without mortar that have endured thousands of ears ago. It's almost a contradiction when looking at the overall finish of the stonework and, embedded therein, the ornamental features known from traditional Andean architectural styles. But the question remains: how far do we have to go back in time to figure out where all this started? This remains true for both academic archaeologists and historians as well as rogue historians who investigate the hypothesis of advanced prehistoric civilizations or ancient assistance from extraterrestrials. What baffles researchers of Puma Punku the most is how the place was built, given the size and mass of the megaliths up to 26 feet and hundreds of tons.Next
A thousand years from now they will marvel at the stubble of modern ruins and wonder about our highly developed 'technology'. Much of the masonry is characterized by accurately cut rectilinear blocks of such uniformity that they could be interchanged for one another while maintaining a level surface and even joints. But Maccagnan is known to have a terrific eye for talent. Frightening incidents involving Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette on special teams against Dallas, and Saints running back Khiry Robinson against the Giants, brought a hush to the two stadiums. In the south canal of the Puma punku, the I-shaped cramps were cast in place.Next
The second largest stone block found within the Puma punka is 7. Of-course they could have employed laser or ultrasonic technologies for this purpose, and any evidences of that, if found, would not be surprising. He served as the Browns tight ends coach and interim coordinator in 2004. This technique of holding blocks of stone together is also evident in Egypt, at the Great Pyramids. What are we missing when we look at Puma Punku? I also did a thread about this. What i do not realize is if truth be told how you are no longer actually a lot more smartly-favored than you may be right now.Next
Nevertheless, landscape evolution and aluminum-26. It happens all over the league. Measuring the interior on cosmogenic nuclide dating of these nuclei can be used to. The implication of the latter is that buildings once existed that exhibited a level of civilisation far higher that what orthodox archaeology is willing to admit. Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Bolivia 6.Next
But who in such distant antiquity used to travel across the globe? There is no evidence of the wheel in Tiwanakan culture, and there are no trees in the area to use as rollers. Such a discovery flies directly in the face of all our concepts of the construction skills of the ancients. I found two sources that may shed light on this question, it won't completely demystify the Puma Punku riddle but it might help getting a bit closer to the true intentions of the builders. Also, official history usually tends to lag behind and let's not forget: there was a time when all this was even thought to be inca stonework. Archaeologists argue that the transport of these stones was accomplished by the large labor force of ancient Tiwanaku.