I at first wasn't sure exactly how or where to present this. It might turn out to be nothing or to have a little something for everybody from a
Possible Government Coverup of a interesting archeological find from an Ancient Culture of possible Ancient Alien visitations.
While researching information on an unrelated thread topic for the Ancient Civilization forum I came across some rather intriguing images and stories,
one link lead me to another then still another. I'm not exactly sure if there really is anything to this or not but none the less I figured it's
worth posting and as always let you the readers decide for yourselves...
Here we go...
I was researching the Taino Indian Culture
Taíno Indians, a subgroup of the Arawakan
Indians (a group of American Indians in northeastern South America), inhabited the Greater Antilles (comprising Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola [Haiti and
the Dominican Republic], and Puerto Rico) in the Caribbean Sea at the time when Christopher Columbus' arrived to the New World.
The Taíno culture impressed both the Spanish (who observed it) and modern sociologists. The Arawakan achievements included construction of ceremonial
ball parks whose boundaries were marked by upright stone dolmens, development of a universal language, and creation of a complicated religious
cosmology. There was a hierarchy of deities who inhabited the sky...
Now, as always, I'm on the lookout for some interesting images to go with the stories I post and came across the following image. I thought jokingly
"Oh, good, more googly eyed Aliens" but the more I looked at it the more something reminded me of another "Ancient Alien" type image, First this
I know it doesn't seem very impressive. But the above 'Butterfly' type image seemed to be similar in my mind's eye to this now infamous image from
Italy with of course the supposed 'Ancient Astronaut' here.
So, out of curiosity I started searching for other Taino Indian Culture Petroglyphs. There are quite a few available online, some are very whimsical
in appearance. Then I came across what I usually look for for the Ancient Civilization forum.
Major archaeological find in Puerto
Posted 10/29/2007 9:21 AM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. and Puerto Rican archaeologists say they have found the best-preserved pre-Columbian site in the Caribbean, which
could shed light on virtually every aspect of Indian life in the region, from sacred rituals to eating habits.
The archaeologists believe the site in southern Puerto Rico may have belonged to the Taino or pre-Taino people that inhabited the island before
European colonization, although other tribes are a possibility. It contains stones etched with ancient petroglyphs that form a large plaza measuring
some 130 feet by 160 feet, which could have been used for ball games or ceremonial rites, said Aida Belen Rivera, director of the Puerto Rican
Historic Conservation office.
I couldn't help but notice the image of what appears to be what we in the modern world would call a typical 'Grey' so I looked for clearer images
so as not to inadvertently repeat the now infamous Egyptian bogus Hieroglyph Grey fiasco...
So I'll post the other images I found. I couldn't find anymore than these. Maybe someone here could ferret out some larger ones and post them for
At this point I toyed with the idea of writing a thread on the discovery so to make sure this wasnt covered before here at ATS I did a quick search
and found this semi related thread Prehistoric Cave Paintings Discovered in Dominican
posted by Chamberf=6
. Here is an image posted in that thread
Now if that isn't interesting enough, the story takes on a rather interesting and bizarre turn of events. It reads like a script taken directly from
the X files.
Now the Army Corps of Engineers which were working on a nearby Dam seemed to have found and taken some artifacts off the island and shipped them to
Georgia. Now, I'm no expert but why not have the local and more familiar Archeologists handle the investigation?
U.S. Army Corps took artifacts without permission
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
: Puerto Rican archaeologists on Monday accused the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of illegally shipping two dozen newly discovered pre-Columbian
artifacts off the island without permission.
I admit, not much to go on so I kept looking and came across these...
Puerto Rico archeological find mired in politics
Puerto Rican archaeologists accuse U.S. Army Corps of taking artifacts without permission
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers promises the
collection sent to Georgia will be returned to Puerto Rico. Some 75 boxes of skeletons, ceramics, small Petroglyphs and rocks were sent via Federal
Express in two double-boxed shipments for analysis.
"They never told
us that they were going to take those pieces," said Miguel Rodriguez, a member of the council who claimed such tests could have been done on the
Jose Rosado, chief of the corps' San Juan construction office, has promised that engineers will return the pieces to Puerto Rico once tests
determine their origin and value. Calls and e-mails to his office went unanswered Monday
This just seemed a bit too weird to me. Why didn't they just get the locals involved? Why ship them off the Island, What exactly did they take? I've
read the articles, how do we know exactly what they took? Did they return everything? How would the local archeological groups know for sure that they
got everything taken back? *They weren't privy to what was taken in the first place*
Now, setting all the peripheral added but important cultural drama about the site, this just seemed rather odd to me.
So, in the end, it is what it is. I'm not making any claims either way but I thought some here would be interested so, there it is.
As always you decide and stay tuned.