[LMB] Cultural Change, starting as Erratum 6th Century shoul have been 16th in a previous post, was Effects of "Global Warming"

Paula Lieberman 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.

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From: phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
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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 
> _Guns,_Germs_&_Steel_.

_1491_ for something more recent, by someone with fewer people
muttering about abuse of his sources.

-xx- Damien X-)
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