Skip to comments.Oldest city in the Americas under threat from squatters
Posted on 01/21/2021 7:00:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv
...archeologist Ruth Shady, who discovered the Caral site in Peru, has been threatened with death if she doesn't abandon investigating its treasures...
"There are people who come and invade this site, which is state property, and they use it to plant," archeologist Daniel Mayta told AFP.
"It's hugely harmful because they're destroying 5,000-year-old cultural evidence." ...
Developed between 3,000 and 1,800 BC in an arid desert, Caral is the cradle of civilization in the Americas.
Its people were contemporaries of Pharaonic Egypt and the great Mesopotamian civilizations.
It pre-dates the far better known Inca empire by 45 centuries.
None of that mattered to the squatters, though, who took advantage of the minimal police surveillance during 107 days of lockdown to take over 10 hectares of the Chupacigarro archeological site and plant avocados, fruit trees and lima beans...
During the lockdown, several archeological pieces were looted in the area and in July police arrested two people for partially destroying a site containing mummies and ceramics.
(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...
Bring back Pangea!
Import a few Aztecs to take care of this matter.
They got the same problem there?
Two of the six most ancient pyramids in South America. Credit: Real History WW
The fact that the “oldest city in the Americas” is in South America seems to lend credence to the theory that the PaleoIndians used boats to travel down the west coast rather than trudging on foot. There’s a spot in Panama that’s nearly impossible to cross on foot today.
I just learned about this place a few days ago and was fascinated. Now the squatters and vandals move in.
I cannot express my disgust with the state of humanity at this point.
Any relation to Slim Shady?
"A Peruvian archaeologist has accused two US archaeologists of plagiarising her work on the Caral complex, recently determined to be the oldest site in the Americas.
The official news agency Andina reported Ruth Shady accused Chicago-area archaeologists Jonathan Haas and his wife Winifred Creamer before the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) with taking her work on Caral, Ms Shady told Andina.
There’s squatters in The White House right now.
Sprawling 8-mile-long ‘canvas’ of ice age beasts discovered hidden in Amazon rainforest ... Ice age people painted these animals 12,600 years ago.
https://www.livescience.com | 01 DEC 2020 | By Laura Geggel - Associate Editor
Posted on 12/2/2020, 2:45:51 PM by Red Badger
They’ve already redecorated the West Wing, according to one of the YT vids I didn’t watch or want to.
And later, Neil Sedaka got sued for “Oh, Caral”.
The Haida tribe up in SE Alaska were known for their large canoes. They traveled as far as California in them.
There seems to be a lot of invaders squatting on land and destroying it.
I don't think so.
A city i.e. settlement would be formed when
AFAIK, north America was more amenable to hunter-gatherers so less need for cities until later, right?
But the boat travel from N to S makes sense
There are those from N American tribes who claim they didn’t come from anywhere, that their ancesters were 100% native. Wouldn’t an American origin for the world’s people throw a great big bedpan in a lot of faces? :^) Something amusing to contemplate anyway.
The Americas weren’t peopled in one go, landlubbers should not be writing history books.
I was chatting with a woman in an east coast bar and she said she was from California where she had worked as an archeologist or anthropologist. She and several others had found something human they believed was more than 100,000 years old. I think she may have lost her job over this argument and come east.
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