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Originally posted by lostinspace
The colossal heads of the Olmecs tell me that an entire civilization is missing from the Americas. These heads have an African or Polynesian form. What is strange is that some later culture decided to bury the heads in the earth. It's as if the preceding culture was feared. I noticed the colossal Olmec head is shown in the center of the Toltec warrior shield. This face is also shown in the center of the Mayan/Aztec calendar.
The governmental seat of the Olmec culture may be at the bottom of the Caribbean.
But Google said the lines represented sonar data collected from boats.
"It's true that many amazing discoveries have been made in Google Earth including a pristine forest in Mozambique that is home to previously unknown species and the remains of an Ancient Roman villa," a Google statement said.
"In this case, however, what users are seeing is an artefact of the data collection process. Bathymetric ( or sea floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor," she added.
"The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data. The fact there are blank spots between each of these lines is a sign of how little we really know about the world's oceans."