my vacation in the andes is winding down, just 4 days to
i saw something interesting between puno and cuzco. it was a inactive
volcano, i was over 13,000 ft, so it may have been 15,000 ft tall. the sides
were covered with pillow lava! the eruption had begun under the sea, and then
uplift occured. based on the material ejected, it appears to have been the last
event for that volcano.
it is another physical proof of elevator plate
activity in the andes. paleo-magnetic core samples may reveal the approximate
date of the event.
other: from my room in puno, between the regular
protests and demonstrations, religious parades, and mobile loudspeakers hawking
goods, i heard a beautiful tune, as if from a pipe organ. imagine my surprise to
see it was a garbage truck!
we normally consider that the incas built
the terraces, but strangely the slopes around cuzco are not terraced. they are
more prevalent in the regions formerly occupied by the aymara. it could be that
most of the terraces pre-date the incas, and could be over 12,000 years old.
the aymara are said to be the offspring of the lemurians. they had an
advanced culture over 50,000 years ago, and have degraded. according to dr
tschudi, the aymara shared the antediluvian anatomy, having dolichocephalic
skulls. they have mixed less with other races, but their anatomy has become more
modern over time. it would be interesting to know more of their lost history.
since the aymara are indigenous to peru, we might expect that much of the
terraces and aquaducts were their work.
its possible that the altiplano fell
below the sea and was uplifted as recently as 3100 bce. titicaca then covered
much of their cultivated lands, and the new elevation could not support a dense
population. cayce has peruvians going to the yucatan at that time to begin the
mayan culture. de la vega confirms that yucatan was an inca province. this
recent date for the uplift is contrary to mainstream dogma, but seems to fit the
physical terrain, the mystic reports, and andean legends. their proofs are not
compelling. they measure the small current uplift, and assume that the rate was
always constant. we have nazca lines on the bed of salt lakes.