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Siberian geoglyph

‘Lost Civilisation’ Built Massive Siberian Geoglyph Around 6000 Years Ago

A massive 275m-wide geoglyph found in the Ural Mountains predates the famous Nazca Lines by thousands of years, archaeologists have found. The giant moose-shaped structure was ‘accidentally’ discovered just three years ago by local researcher Alexander Shestakov while looking at satellite images of the area in Google Earth.

Initial fieldwork found simple techniques were used to create the moose, with turf and earth 10-metres-wide dug out to make its shape before being filled with stones. ‘The figure would initially have looked white and slightly shiny against the green grass background,’ he said.

Different methods were deloyed to make the various parts of the geoglyph; for instance, a mix of clay and crushed stone was used to make the hooves. When part of the hind leg was excavated, archaeologists found the largest stones were on the edges, with the smaller ones inside. While there are similarities to the world famous Nazca Lines, in Peru, and to geoglyphs in England – such as the White Horse in Oxfordshire or the Dorset Giant – the experts believe there are no links.

…Yet archeologists still cannot fathom the identity of their sophisticated social group who worked in the massive operation of constructing structure visible from space.

‘Facts say that on this territory in the Neolithic and Eneolithic Ages lived hunters and fishermen. We conducted archaeological works on the site of a settlement nearby, on the lake shore, on the assumption that the builders of the geoglyph might live there. People have lived here since the Neolithic era but there was no sign of large social structures, nor that they did anything other than hunting and fishing’, Stanislav Grigoryev said.

‘It puzzles me a lot, I keep thinking about the people that built the geoglyph, and their purpose’.

Link: Children from lost civilisation ‘helped build’ geoglyph some 6,000 years ago

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  1. So WTF is it with all the
    So WTF is it with all the giant glyphs and rock formations festooning the planet from ancient times? Somehow, the thesis that they are appeals to ET’s from above just doesn’t cut it. Perhaps we should inventory the children’s take on this. Is there an innate appeal to making big glyphs that is resident in all of us, and which we would indulge ourselves even now were it not for social regulation? Is the crop circle thing the modern manifestation of an age old impulse to draw big figures in rock and on beach sand? Perhaps the human psychology of this phenomenon can be sussed out right here and right now with modern humans.

    1. Innate need

      Interesting thoughts indeed.

       

       

      I'm speculating here, but maybe the signs were a test of sorts for would-be shamans. If th apprentice was able to leave his or her body, fly above the field, observe the giant formation, and later convey the figure to the elders, he or she would pass the initiation.

      1. That is a very intriguing
        That is a very intriguing idea, Red Pill.

        To me what is most striking is that ancient man knew how to grid pretty well. The Siberian Moose is not as stellar an example of accurate grid work as say the Nazca figures, but still… grid work had to be an intellectual breakthrough for ancient peoples. Why did they come up with it in the first place? Was it developed for agricultural reasons, or did it stem from using stars for navigation.

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