a reply to: 727Sky
I did some research on this a little while back and apparently Zelitsky and Co had to go back to treasure hunting after turning down a book offer
then losing the offer national geographic was going to make to them (but national geographic wanted exclusive right's), the offer on the book was then
withdrawn since if national geographic did not want it then neither did the publisher.
It is a fantastic find though and in my opinion is a wrench in the work's for current model's of geologically recent history for the americas and may
indicate a possible validation of the continent tilt theory which states that in some circumstances a continent can as a single body tilt or see saw
as it passes over thick ocean or continental material as the thick ocean crust is being subducted under one side of the continent such as the pacific
plate on america's and south america's western sea board.
Couple that with the thin plate of the atlantic and the stage is set, what is more it may have happened within the past 14000 years and even possible
more recently, on the eastern side of south america high on the altiplana near to lake Titicaca are the megalithic ruins of puma punku and tiwanaku,
there huge stone's seem to have been tossed around like a child's building block's by some great hand
by a huge earth quake so maybe it happened during such an uplift and tilt of the continent.
The lake has sea flora and fauna (though less varietys) that have adapted in stunted form to the high altitude and fresh water yet are recognizable
as the same plant's and animals from the sea coast and there genetics are almost identical indicating minimal shift in evolution that could have
happened through forced adaptation as the salt water of the trapped fjord that is now lake titcaca was desalinated over time by fresh water runoff and
Now back to that city and why this is relevant, It is my opinion it is a city but because Zelitsky and company did not clinch the deal they were
after they decided to sit on the coordinates and keep it as well as lot's of footage and data to themselve's. Remember they were in it for the money
and searching for treasure galleon's at the time so since a pile of stones and sunken buildings was not something they could salvage they tried to
sell the story.
At over 1000 feet (1275) it is too deep even to have been exposed during the Glacial minimum of the last ice age as that would only have lowered the
sea a little over 400 feet (still exposing land that in total area around the globe exceeded europe and north america combined and was the fertile
warm land's where city's, town's, villages and agriculture may have taken place but it remains near completely unexplored by archaeologists except
those interested in sunken ships though there are enigmatic tale's of road's, wall's and even ruins in many part's of the world).
So what could have sunk that city near 800 feet deeper than the glacial minimum sea level.
One theory that sounds implausible is that a large chunk of haity broke of and slid down the side of the island but no convinding evidence of this
theory has been produced and most simply dismiss the city out of hand because of it's depth and refuse to consider it, the other is continental
Now there are earth markings that show human habitation under the amazon and the entire rain forrest may be younger than originally estimates, indeed
it is possible that those marking indicate settlement and presence predating the areas of the rain forrest that now overgrow them perhaps indicating a
radical climate shift, the amazon also may once had flowed east and lakes that are now valleys may have been emptied by such a tilt also while vast
area's of land bordering the atlantic would have been lost to the sea at depths and further in land than the glacial melt would have accounted for.
Now as you know the mid atlantic ridge is a chain of volcanic mountains that are forced up by magma thrusting the crust apart and are the place the
atlatic began long ago when it spilt america + europe and africa + south america apart then pushed them away from one another but remember that the
crust of the atlantic is still fresh and thin compared to the pacific which is much much older and in places far thicker.
It may be that a volcanic release lowered pressure under the atlantic coupled with a reduction in ice cap (In any one of the preceeding ice age's and
inter ice age period's so it could possibly be even older) and increase of weight and pressure from the swelling ocean then pushed the ocean crust
So the atlantic would much like the mediteranean is now being, have been pushed down by the weight of the ocean as simultaneously the eastern sea
board of south america ran up against a thickened area of ocean crust and tried to ride up over it, now imagine all of that pressure building then
suddenly like an elastic band breaking the fault lines gave and the continent simple tilted in a fashion that took only a very small period, perhaps
day's or week's at most and imagine a huge many miles high tsunami in the atlantic and pacific washing away under miles high waves all trace of
civilization and the swell even penetrating to the heart of the continent's (yes another possible Noah's flood explanation and scenario).
Look at the damage a small tsunami did in the pacific but this would have washed over mountains, perhaps the mediteranean is much younger then
current estimates and this swell washed away the isthmus of gibralter opening the large valley to the sea as well.
This would have been a world changing event and wiped nearly all people who then would have lived near the now lost coastlines out as well as
destroying there city's and eradicating all trace of there culture's, causing climate shift and famine.
The city off north west Cuba would have been submerged with only the one inundation as it sank and in it's submerged position it would have not
incurred more damage from this Tsumani or Sloshing of the sea caused by a rapid continental tilt and would have remained almost as it was after the
first flood as it sank while the Tsunami passed over it almost harmlessly, to this very day though buried in the sediment that would obviously have
been stirred up, Now see the importance to learning about such a potential cataclysm and the importance of properly researching the site and dating it
to geological science as well as the implications it may have for our own future.
edit on 26-7-2014 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)