Where else are stoneworks like these found?
It may be that the only other place on earth is
Easter Island. The most
remote inhabited place in the world, this barren speck of land boasts over 500
gigantic, long-eared stone statues called Moai. There are curious connections
between the Andes and Easter Island. For as long as we know, Easter Island has
had the potato and the totora reed, both of Andean origin. In the oldest
legends, Easter Island was called "The Navel of the World." Cuzco was called the
Thor Heyerdahl explored the island in an ongoing effort to prove his theory that
people came to Easter Island from the East, sailing the prevailing currents. He
believed that the walls there of the Andean style were not built by those who
carved the Moai, but by an earlier civilization.
A study of underwater topography and plate tectonics suggests to some a
Look at a map of the Pacific ocean floor just off the western coast of South
America. There is an underwater ridge that connects to the coast of Peru at the
fabled Nazca Plain. From there it extends out in a jagged line to Easter Island.
These two locations are at the opposite edges of the Nazca Plate.
From the NOAA map
Estimated Seafloor Topography.
The Nazca Ridge is on the Nazca tectonic plate. This plate is sliding under
the South American Plate. As this happens the edge of the Nazca plate pushes
under the South American plate, lifting it's edge. This is usually a smooth and
steady subduction, but a global catastrophe of Noachean magnitude would call off
a USGS map
The most-accepted current scientific model for earth change today is
uniformitarianism. According to this model, geological changes are now and
always have been a gradual process. This theory is being challenged by the
proponents of catastrophism, which posits that sometimes sudden and dramatic
changes occur on our Terra-not-so-firma. (The pummeling that comet
Shoemaker-Levy 9 gave Jupiter in 1994 gave Catastrophism a good boost.)
There is ample evidence that Lake Titicaca, now at an elevation of 12,500
feet above sea-level, was once at sea-level. I am suggesting that the Nazca
ridge, or part of it, might once have been above sea-level. This would have
provided a partial landbridge between Easter Island and South America.
Nazca Plain, which is directly inland from the juncture of the Nazca ridge and
South America, is as strange as Easter Island. It is covered with a jumble of
lines and drawings so huge that they can only be comprehended from the air. Many
theories have been proposed to explain these markings, but none of them that I
know of have taken underwater topography into account. Both the markings of the
Nazca Plain and the statues of Easter Island seem the work of peoples possessed.
Could it be that these extraordinary efforts are the reaching-out of those whose
ancestors' connection had been severed?
What may have been the cause is a matter of debate, but it is widely agreed
that something earth-shaking occurred around 9,600 B.C. It was then that large
numbers of flora and fauna species (among them the Mammoth and the Mastodon)
disappeared. It has also been theorized by respected scientists that the axis of
the earth shifted at that time. There are flood legends recounting world-wide
catastrophe in almost every society on earth.
If such a world-wide jolt occurred, it is quite possible that the Nazca Plate
could slip suddenly under the South America plate, drastically lowering the one
and raising the other.
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