[LMB] Cultural Change, starting as Erratum 6th Century shoul have been 16th in a previous post, was Effects of "Global Warming"
paal at gis.net
Wed Sep 14 19:43:50 BST 2011
There's more and more research that;s been happening since the publication
of those books that's been identifying large areas of the Americas as having
been extensively husbanded before Columbus arrived--soil constitutents in
South America particular which require deliberate human activity to have
created , and other archaeological evidence, previously ignored, overlooked,
or not recognized, which are evidence of a much higher population and of
civilization that went unnoticed in the hundreds of years after the influx
of Europeans following Columbus' voyages (Columbus apparently never did
reach the mainland...)
Until remote sensing entire widespread irrigation canal systems went
unnoticed in the USA southwest and elsewhere, and remote sensing's
identified cities buried in jungles which may still be inaccessible today.
In the USA nd elsewhere in the Americas auntold numbers of pre-Columbian
archaeological sites failed to survive the arrival of European colonists and
their descendants, who dismantled walls, ploughed fields, levelled mounds,
probably blew up caves, and in cases deliberately destroyed rock art and
other artifacts as being religiously offensive to their particular branches
of religious views.... The Spanish melted down gold and silver artifacts
for the silver and gold.
From: phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:54 PM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] Cultural Change, starting as Erratum 6th Century shoul
have been 16th in a previous post, was Effects of "Global Warming"
On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 02:52:06PM +0000, Stephen T. Wright wrote:
> For an extended discussion of this topic, see Jared Diamond's
_1491_ for something more recent, by someone with fewer people
muttering about abuse of his sources.
-xx- Damien X-)
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