reply to post by Skyfloating
Respectfully, I don't see what the big deal is with pyramids.
Next to building a mud hut, a pyramid, in it's most basic form, has all the architectural sophistication of a macaroni art.
True, there are some sophisticated structural pyramids that took some planning and foresight.
All in all though, I'd think it more important and of greater relevance to just find signs of any
sort of human sophistication in architectural
endeavors over 6000 years old like Gobekli Tepe
which dates to near 10,000 years old.
Recent findings indicating the submerged discovery of the ancient city of Dwarka told in Hindu texts of being lost to the sea are interesting with
'speculative dating' in all sorts of wild ranges from 6000-16,000 years old or older.
More solid, peer reviewed, less sensationalized reports are yet to be found on last check concerning Dwarka.
On the note of Dwarka, being a formerly coastal city, now flooded and submerged, it would likely be within the interest of archaeology to devote more
research (though prohibitively expensive) to investigating former coastal regions and submerged deltas that would have been dry land out for even 100
miles (in some cases) compared to today's coastlines flooded by the ice-age melt of 10,000 years ago.
Thus, concentrate those IR scans and satellite fine radar pings or whatever new technology is in use along the coastlines to depths around 100
Effects of Change in Sea level on Worldwide Topography (source)
18000yrs ago, during the last ice age, sea level was 100m below today's level,
Java tool at linked site allows change in sea levels of regions in + or - meters for a glimpse at what the map under such changes would look like.
edit on 21-9-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)