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A Ms. Holly Ahlberg appears to be one of the more determined to pursue the “phenomena” noted, below.
She, purportedly, first identified said phenomenon in November, 2012.
I have seen other Internet users comment regarding said phenomenon as early as 2006.
I did not stumble upon it until December 20, 2013
…and…after much work…
found reference/s to Ms. Ahlberg’s and others’ finds and efforts
on multiple websites
sometime after the New Year’s turn of
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originally posted by: WanDash
a reply to: 727Sky
Where would one fly from & to, to pass over this part of the globe?
You are right, 30,000' kind of muddles the details.
However, the Atacama desert in Chile is also officially the oldest, driest desert in the world ....
Perhaps ironically, it is the historical lack of water in the region that has preserved the remains of this incredible discovery, which lies today, partially concealed beneath the silt of an ancient flood event.
Paleoecological data show that this area changed dramatically from very arid environments at the Last Glacial Max- imum (LGM) to relatively humid conditions during late glacial and early Holocene times. In northern Chile, this change began around 14,000 cal yr B.P. and culminated between 13,000 and 9500 cal yr B.P. Grass cover was extensive, and vascular plant diversity was high, particularly between 11,800 and 10,500 cal yr B.P. The shorelines of late glacial paleolakes were up to 70 m above those of the current salt lakes and provided excellent habitats for mobile groups of hunters.
A distinctive feature of the hunter-gatherer-fishermen of the Atacama Desert was the opportunity to engage in agriculture, afforded by the presence of valleys and quebradas that cross-cut the desert in the northern section (see Figure 13.3). From ca. 4,000–3,000 bp the introduction of agriculture is seen to complement a maritime focused economy, thereby allowing desert people to establish permanent settlements in the form of small hamlets, with simple architecture (wooden posts, reed mats, and cane) of no more that 10 hectares in extension, as seen late in prehistory. This kind of infrastructure is commonly found along the quebradas and inland basins, such as Pampa del Tamarugal. Along the coast, people maintained more simple open camps until the sixteenth century ad ; the time of the European invasion. This change in the way of life of the peoples of the coastal Atacama Desert can be accommodated by the concept of the ‘‘Neolithic Revolution,’’ as coined by the influential Australian archaeologist V. Gordon Childe, whose ideas were in- corporated into the interpretation of Andean cultural history during the 1960s and 1970s. This ‘‘revolution’’ within the coastal economies of the Atacama did not result in substantial change in staple foods, however, as these were still provided by the ocean. Processes of social class differentiation and other cultural ‘‘sophistica- tion’’ classified elsewhere as ‘‘civilization’’ took a different form here. The waves of the ocean and the sand dunes of the desert witness a different human social creation that we have attempted to shed some light on within this chapter.
originally posted by: Brotherman
...I wonder what they were trying to accomplish with this, I mean I know a lot of people claim they did it to attract sky people or what ever but I'm curious if when built and complete how visible something like this would have been from surrounding mountain ranges and if it acted as a welcome or a warning?