When I look at the picture that is associated with the to-scale size, I can't help but see more of a small city structure. If it is true that they
used wood, then that wood is probably gone by now. However, what if they used the grooves as more of a wood-post holder rather than a cistern. They
would have had a small city type at the top of the hill, then towards the bottom possibly more spread out areas for farm housing, and then crops in
the less rocky areas considering it does look like they lived in one of the more wet areas. Another theory may be, it very well could have been the
start of a hierarchy. Where as the Royalty or Religious leaders lived in the higher and more extravagant wood structures, and the common folk lived
below in the small dwelling types. I read somewhere that the large grooves on the sides once held God-type statues. If this is true then perhaps
considering the hierarchy type city dwelling could be a better possibility since the statues would be above the townsfolk and seated at the base of
the leaders. Almost as if saying that we approve of the leaders, obey them type of thought? Or the God's they had may have been used as a oppression
type of thought process instead? Where they used fancy magics to convince the folk of God's, then took a rise to hierarchy from there. The English has
always said that God Seated Kings. Perhaps then since history does repeat itself, this thought process is not as new to us as we may think? Of course
this is pure imagination on my part. I haven't seen the site with my own eyes, nor can I say I know for sure. But if theory says we may have started
over more times than imagined, perhaps then we are looking at a previous Dark-Ages or Medieval age type of structure, not just in stone, but also in
thoughts? Also, If they did use wood as a base for a housing structure. Is it a far stretch to say that their housing may have burnt down long ago?
Leaving behind residue on the bottom of the statues?
However on the other hand, If the structure isn't finished yet. Could something more catastrophic happen to cause the workers to leave suddenly? I did
see some mention in the thread about another type of structure like this that can be found in the depths of the ocean. I do have to ask slayer since
it is mentioned in one of your threads on Melanesian/Jomon Ancient peoples. You had felt that there was a possibility that an Ancient people had
simply migrated through on their way to Japan and the surrounding Islands. And as they migrated they had left behind places they had chipped away at.
Do you find it possible that what we are looking at is more of a sudden event that may have caused the peoples to leave the area and abandon their
work? Also, Considering the area of the Melanesian/Jomon, There could have been a rush of water that had pushed them towards the inlands, causing them
to abandon their works. How do you feel about this sort of theory over the two similar structures?
Of course the under-sea advancement was most likely due to water. This one is upon a high-altitude. Perhaps more of an earthquake, or an ancient magma
chamber or vein might have risen and since gone down at this point in time? Yosemite park is experiencing a shift in magma chambers at this time
leaving the volcano dormant. However considering the sites age perhaps the remnants of a vein or chamber is non-exhistant? Also is it too far a
stretch to consider the possibility of a water-level rising causing a scare? Just a few thoughts.
What do you think? Is it too far of a stretch? Or a could be possibility?
edit on 7-11-2012 by ProgramSiberia because: No reason