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The latest research seems to support the latter theory. The Sapelo shell rings are filled with not only various types of shells but also the bones of fish such as catfish and mullet, mammals such as deer and raccoon, and reptiles such as alligator. In other words, the shell rings are built from the refuse of daily living and preliminary research shows that this refuse accumulated over a long period of time as opposed to being deposited in a single building event as one would expect if the rings were intentional monuments. Archaeologist Victor Thompson researched and excavated this site over several years. His research showed that one of the shell rings first began as several pits spaced equally apart filled with shell and other refuse. Over time these trash pits turned into shell heaps and later the areas between these shell heaps were also utilized for dumping shells and other refuse. Thus the circular form of the ring took shape as the residents, over a long period of time, continued dumping their refuse between and on top of the original shell heaps.
Originally posted by tpaine1809
reply to post by kimish
Europeans have never settled anywhere...They just go in and kill all the ingenious populations and take others land.
Originally posted by LostWorldsORG
reply to post by predator0187
... So I decided to take a more typical sensationalist approach I see in mainstream media every day. Looks like it worked because tens of thousands of people have now seen this story and shared it on facebook, etc. I've written this same article multiple times but no one was interested when the headline read "shell ring"....I think a grand total of 30 people read it. But call it "ancient walled city" and people click on the headline and read it. This has been very educational for me.
Originally posted by gymbeau2000
I don't know why this surprises anyone. Humans came across the land bridge in Alaska long before this. Do people just assume only in the old world would people develop? I mean humans wandered and spread all over. It's easily assumed that cities were built, since much further south in the Americas grand things were being built.
Also, of course the folklore is they are from the Sun....isn't every primitive culture? Sun god and nature gods...all very common ways of explaining what our young minds could not figure out. I am a fan of aliens before gods though...but sadly, it's most likely that it was just us explaining what we could not understand.