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Is there an ARCHAEOLOGICAL COVERUP going on in New Zealand?

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posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 06:57 PM

Originally posted by aorAki

Originally posted by Aeons

And it wasn't a thousand years ago. The last dating of that I saw of evidence shows that they have been in the area for about 40,000 years. Which would also seem to be supported by oral tradition.

[edit on 2009/8/8 by Aeons]

Do you have a link for this,or some supporting evidence as this is the first I've heard of this, as well as there being no record of it in the geological record (vegetation changes/specific plants etc).

The kaimanawa wall is pretty dam good geological evidence for this group of people that were prior to the maori.

It follows the same megalithic building patterns as found in ancient sites all over the world.

posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:27 AM

incase anyone missed it the first time...

posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:57 AM
reply to post by Loopdaloop

Actually, the Kaimanawa 'wall' is nothing of the sort. It IS, however, a good example of Ignimbrite:

A Geologist's Opinion
Because the issue was unlikely to settle down or be resolved to most people's satisfaction without further research, Dr Peter Wood, a geologist with a specialist knowledge of local ignimbrites employed by the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences at Wairakei, was commissioned by the Department of Conservation's Tongariro Conservancy to give an independent professional opinion on the "wall". By the time Dr Wood visited the site on Monday 13 May, a much larger area of the outcrop had been exposed through an illicit excavation in front of the formation by persons unknown during the weekend. I quote from his report (Wood 1996):

In my opinion the so-called "Kaimanawa Wall" in the Kaimanawa Forest Park is a natural rock formation. It is an outcrop of jointed Rangitaiki ignimbrite, a 330,000 year old volcanic rock that is common in the Taupo Volcanic Zone.

The regular block shapes are produced by natural fractures in the rock. These fractures (joints) were initially produced when the hot ignimbrite cooled and contracted after it had flowed into place during the eruption. Near vertical and horizontal joints are common in welded ignimbrites of this type. The forces of erosion, gravity, earthquakes and tree growth (roots) probably have all contributed to the movement and displacement of the blocks over time.

The apparent regularity and "artificial" aspect of the jointing is spurious. Most of the joints are not cuboidal. The eye is deceived mainly by one prominent horizontal joint which can be traced almost continuously along the outcrop into an area (recently excavated) where it is but one of an interlocking series of irregular joints. Even where the joints are most "block-like", detailed inspection of the joint surfaces showed they were natural, with small matching irregularities in opposing surfaces which would not be produced by artificial block laying.


It is my opinion, as well, that it is a geologic feature and given the geology of the region it is not surprising that one would find outcrops such as this around the area, at least where they have been exposed. My geologist colleagues - volcanologists - who have been to and studied this area and looked at the wall agree that it is a natural feature. Flights of fancy are all very well, but proper research and investigation involves going there and 'checking it out', with a geologist's eye, not a conspiracist's eye, for in this case Occam's Razor does indeed apply.

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