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Pumapunku, also called “Puma Pumku” or “Puma Puncu”, is part of a large temple complex or monument group that is part of the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanaku, Bolivia. In Aymara, its name means, “The Door of the Cougar”. The Pumapunku complex consists of an unwalled western court, a central unwalled esplanade, a terraced platform mound that is faced with megalithic stone, and a walled eastern court. The Pumapunku is a terraced earthen mound that is faced with megalithic blocks. It is 167.36 m wide along its north-south axis and 116.7 m long along its east-west axis. On the northeast and southeast corners of the Pumapunku it has 20-meter wide projections that extend 27.6 meters north and south from the rectangular mound. The eastern edge of the Pumapunku is occupied by what is called the “Plataforma Lítica.” The Plataforma Lítica consists of a stone terrace that is 6.75 by 38.72 meters in dimension. This terrace is paved with multiple enormous stone blocks. The Plataforma Lítica contains the largest stone slab found in both the Pumapunku and Tiwanaku Site. This stone slab is 7.81 meters long, 5.17 meters wide and averages 1.07 meters thick. Based upon the specific gravity of the red sandstone from which it was carved, this stone slab has been estimated to weigh 131 metric tons.The core of the Pumapunku consists of clay. The fill underlying selected parts of the edge of the Pumapunku consists of river sand and cobbles instead of clay. Excavations at the Pumapunku have documented “three major building epochs, in addition to small repairs and remodeling." At its peak, Pumapunku is thought to have been “unimaginably wondrous, adorned with polished metal plaques, brightly colored ceramic and fabric ornamentation, trafficked by costumed citizens, elaborately dressed priests and elites decked in exotic jewelry. Our understanding of this complex is limited due to its age, the lack of a written record, the current deteriorated state of the structures due to treasure hunting, looting, stone mining for building stone and railroad ballast, and natural weathering. The area within the kilometer separating the Pumapunku and Kalasasaya complexes has been surveyed using ground-penetrating radar, magnetometry, induced electrical conductivity, and magnetic susceptibility. The geophysical data collected from these surveys and excavations have revealed in the area between the Pumapunku and Kalasasaya complexes the presence of numerous man-made structures. These structures include the wall foundations of buildings and compounds, water conduits, pool-like features, revetments, terraces, residential compounds, and widespread gravel pavements all of which now lie buried and hidden beneath the modern ground’s surface.
Originally posted by Extralien
There are a few threads about Puma Punku on ATS and you'll find them to be a valuable resource for info.
Here's one I did;
A thought came to me whilst I was reading your thread and I wondered if this entire site was about building a civilisation rather than just a few impressive buildings.
Technology has somehow been involved in the creation of this area and, from that, an extensive area of, what appears to be, farmland and other developments.
I've posted several pictures on my thread that emphasise this idea..
It's all very well for an alien race to come here and 'show off' by building all this great stuff, but what's the point of doing just that?
If it was me, I'd rather show others ho to do these things so they can grow and learn for themselves.. which may be the case here..
As the saying goes; "Give a man a fish and he will feed his family for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will feed his family for a lifetime."
So are we actually witnessing the education of a species, or the colonisation of this planet or a mix of both?
We hear often how we humans are a mixed bread anyway and recently it has been suggested we interbred with Neanderthals. It's also known we have a reptilian portion of brain that still exists as a part of our entire modern brain.
It may be that this 'rabbit hole' goes way deeper than we could possibly consider at this time.
Puma Punku is a rarely touched upon topic that needs a lot of further investigation.
Originally posted by Vio1ion
Wonder why nothing has been unearthed ?