Research continues (440 geoglyphs), especially as more areas have high resolution imagery for the first time. To the south in Amazonian Bolivia, an area rich in visible, ancient anthropogenic earthworks, this particular field line area caught my attention as a unique human land formation. Are these remains of ancient canals and raised beds? For lack of a proper name, I reference a local place name, Curichi Estabi. The town of San Borja, Beni is nearby. To the ESE, I'm now placemarking the Llanos de Moxos cultural expression with monumental mounds and extensive canals. I'm also researching the zanjas (the local term for ring ditch geoglyphs) to the NE around Baures.
I highlighted the major lines. Zoom in in Google Earth to see what I assume are raised beds for agriculture between the large canals for transport and drainage. Let me know if you have further data on this location. I'm reading Bolivian Amazon archaeology literature now, will update if I find more about this site. What's under the trees? Are the elevated areas also made by humans?
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
Jul 22, 2021 0:13:35 GMT
SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT