Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Lost Pyramids Of Caral

The magnificent ancient city of pyramids at Caral in Peru hit the headlines in 2001. The site is a thousand years older than the earliest known civilization in the Americas and, at 2,627 BC, is as old as the pyramids of Egypt. Many now believe it is the fabled missing link of archaeology - a 'mother city'. If so, then these extraordinary findings could finally answer one of the great questions of archaeology: why did humans become civilized? Controversial in its finding, disproving the theory that civilization originated through warfare, but through trade and agriculture. Still though, an explanation as to how these great structures were built by such primitive minds is yet to be found. Or is it our perception that we think they were primitive. Considering it was built in a time of peace, maybe they knew somthing we are yet to learn.

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