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A continent two-thirds the size of Australia has been found beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean, scientists reported in the journal of the Geological Society of America.
The land mass of 4.5 million square kilometers (1.74 million square miles) is 94 percent underwater and only its highest points - New Zealand and New Caldeonia - poke above the surface.
"The paper we've written unashamedly sticks to empirical observations and descriptions," Mortimer said. "The litmus test will really be if 'Zealandia' appears in maps and atlases in five or 10 year's time.""Zealandia" is believed to have broken away from Australia about 80 million years ago and sank beneath the sea as part of the break up of the super-continent known as Gondwanaland.
Bodies Seems like they think the statues were built by Polynesians. Easter island is one of those topics which cause us to pause and wonder what ancient civilization could have been advanced enough to create such structures.
originally posted by: muzzleflash
The mysteries of Easter Island may not be mysteries for very long if we keep figuring all of these things out!
originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: muzzleflash
I love how sociologists and archeologists always take the oral traditions of indigenous people as mythology. There are traditions throughout the world of "continents" sinking that are never believed by Western scientists or academics.