Yes, context is important.
I think a lot of the "Ancient Alien" types miss the fact that the vitrification exists not only on the forts/structures but also in several area's
around locations as well.
They are isolated patches and the vitrification occurs in small pocketed sections and spaced apart areas, this is why they are so confusing. These are
not typical of nuclear explosions. Additionally "dessert glass" and other sites throughout the planet show this very similar process. Again they are
not created in large circular areas similar to nukes and how we see it created during our own atomic weapons tests.
I believe the best explanation for these sites, and the only process that has been shown to duplicate the results observed, are plasma discharge.
While it may sound like I am saying aliens were using plasma weapons, I would suggest a much more plausible explanation.
High Energy Plasma Discharge - a process used and observed here in the natural world creates these types of effects. Very strong lightning(a plasma
discharge) has been observed in Australia and attributed to new formations of "dessert glass" and small scale vitrification of certain minerals.
To my knowledge there is no evidence of shocked quatrz or other similar process that would point at actual thermonuclear detonation present in any of
these structures or the grounds around them. There are some instances of this in the dessert and we can leave those as unexplained for the moment.
There is also the recent experiments done in similar walls with nothing but timber fire that created vitrification. It's results were, however,
The experimental wall was 6 ft. wide and 6 ft. high, with horizontal timbers interlaced with stone slabs. After ignition through brushwood fires
around the wall face, the wall began to burn and after three hours it collapsed. The core of basalt rubble became red hot, probably reaching 800 to
1200°C, and after excavation the bottom part of the rubble was found to be vitrified, with rock droplets and casts of timber preserved. The
experiment proved that a timber-laced wall of this character could become vitrified through fire, but the explanation of the reasons for such
widespread treatment of these Iron Age forts remains uncertain.
All in all I believe that that very strong lighting brought on by extreme solar activity is much more likely the casue of many of the more mysterious
examples, and simple fire, can explain much of the others. I am not alone in this and if you have any famailarity with "Project Thunderbolts" then you
have also heard very compelling evidence of these process.
I would post a link to another forum were these processes have been discussed at length by people and scientist that line in the area but ATS seems to
frown on that.
Instead I will suggest this: google search: "project thunderbolts vitrification" the first link that comes up will be a long thread full of mumbo
jumbo that you may or may not understand but Im sure it will be a decent read if only for an additional view of how these processes and events may
edit on 17-5-2013 by vind21 because: (no reason given)