posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 11:31 PM
Speaking as someone who works in a paleo lab and knows something about archaeology and anthropology, you can speak freely. The knowledge won't harm
anyone you know. It's not exactly secret.
Originally posted by JamesS
Firstly was a dig in southern Brazil in a place near some city called Curatiba or something like that if I remember correctly. It was back in the
late 70's. What was found was the fossils of people which was dated back 1.1 million years ago.
There was a dig, but you're off base on the timeline by about 1 million years. The confusion may have started when someone read "mil anos" as
"million years" instead of (correctly) "thousand years."
I have seen summer student programs in the Archaeology department headed for digs down there.
They had to end the dig shortly after as there was alot of media attention beginning to build up. The points I was told was that we as people
are not the first civilised people to be on this planet and there about 1.3 - 1.1 million years ago, there was another highly advanced civilised race
in the brazil and uraguay regions. I was told that it was highly possible that there may of been other civilisations before that but he was not
They do find unusual ALLOYS (not metals) there, and the civilizations were highly advanced -- for the Americas. Because of the gold artifacts and
other valuable artifacts, people are indeed killed over these sites. It's a poor and desperate place. And they have found civilizations earlier
than the Olmecs.
But the hearer of your original tale seems to have gotten his or her translation tangled up.
While the locals would kill tosuppress knowledge so they can get the artifacts out and sell on the black market, the scholars and government is not
interested in covering this up. Quite the contrary -- these kinds of stories generate capital for the area and the country. They're eager to have
[edit on 23-2-2006 by Byrd]