posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 07:37 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69
Like I said, with a whole continent in which to live, it would be more surprising if the pre-Colombian people living in South America only stuck to
the Andes region. Why wouldn't they migrate to the lush Amazon region?
The only reason we didn't know about them before is that the Andes region is drier -- which means it's less likely that nature would "reclaim" the
land quickly, and their construction material of choice was the abundant stone -- which means their ruins last longer.
An Amazon civilization was wetter and probably mostly made from abundant wood -- thus the wet jungle was more likely to reclaim the land, and their
structures were less likely to survive the past 600 to 800 years.
[edit on 12/14/2009 by Soylent Green Is People]