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The ground-penetrating radar system we will be using around Akapana will also be used here.
Our excavations and the ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey show that there is a large open area ideally suited for ceremonies or public rituals just east of this area. The passageway leading from the food-preparation area into the plaza area is marked by a double-jamb doorway, a kind of doorway within a doorway that typically marks the entrance to ritually or politically charged spaces in Inka settlements. We have been fortunate to have the skilled assistance of Kimberly Henderson, from the University of Denver, who has been conducting a ground-penetrating radar survey around the Akapana. She brought the GPR instrument over to the Pumapunku and set up several grids to systematically survey. This technique works by sending a signal into the ground and then detecting its differential reflection back to an antenna. Denser objects create anomalies in the signal, and by tracing them we can detect walls and other buried features. In an area we suspected was a large plaza, Kimberly's instrument found no anomalies that looked like architecture, while in several other areas she found signals that look like buried walls. We will be expanding our GPR survey in the next few weeks and will try to test some of these anomalies.
Originally posted by LightAssassin
reply to post by Kantzveldt
I'm a bit red-faced. It seems you are correct.
The only mention I can find of the Archaeologist mentioned, Domingo Mendoza, is in a book 'The Carnegie Maya III' and it seems he was someone who sold antiquities to someone else.
Sorry SLAYER69, totally unintentional and completely innocent mistake, albeit an embarrassing one.edit on 17-8-2012 by LightAssassin because: (no reason given)
maybe the tools used to build it will be there,drills lasers whatever?Non the less this is fascinating and hopefully this chamber will give a clue to who what and where.
Originally posted by frugal
What an odd thing to find at Pumu Punku. Maybe it was a control room for the factory or a rocket launching track.
A bomb shelter? A record or storage room for items left behind. The anticipation is diifficult to bear. I think this is an extremely important find, since no one knows exactly who built the Earth base 1. Lets hope they start excavating soon and the true results are revealed. This is a great idea for a movie here.