posted on Mar, 15 2014 @ 03:03 AM
I've never heard of this site before. Once I got an idea of the size and height of the place, I too wondered why this was so much like a fortress. Of
course it is possible to build such a structure without a military or defense purpose, but they also could have just built in this manner on the off
chance another group wanted to invade. So they may or may not have had enemies in the region at the time they started building on this site. However,
the evidence of some catastrophe could indicate the structure was invaded, ransacked, and burned.
I think you bring up a great point regarding the building of a place like this in an area where sustainability is a factor. Water especially, but food
as well. But then again, cultures have been living in such regions for a very long time. I definitely believe that your idea regarding the age of the
site might be accurate. I firmly believe the Americas were settled well prior to the last ice age, roughly 10,000 years ago. And the fact that so many
once lush areas are now deserts could indicate why these peoples built there in the first place. Another notable example is in Egypt at the pyramids.
That entire region was once lush, and building began during those times. Very interesting site, thanks for sharing.