Tihuanacu: The Cradle of American Man [Prof. Ing. Arthur Posnansky] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. By Dave Truman Arthur Posnansky enjoys a rather ambiguous status in remains of Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco) and the surrounding Altiplano of the High Andes. T iwanaku (T iahuanaco) is an ancient city whose remains are located over two miles above sea level near the southern end of Lake Titicaca.

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In other zones located farther to the north, a little above sea level, the regions remained in a static condition. There are also reports of pre-Incan structures submerged in Titicaca d.

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This difference has served as the basis for the calculation of the age of Tihuanacu. This is an important fact and one which leads to the conclusion that this structure which we have called the “sanctum sanctorum” was the solar observatory of the Third Period of Tihuanacu.

posnnsky When we consider from the geological point of view the withdrawal of this liquid mass, from that period until our day, when the lake is 20 km. There one sees, for example, the monumental south platform of the First Period which shows such erosion that it gives the appearance of a rough stone just removed from the quarry, since the details of the staircase embossments are almost completely posnandky the other platform to the north shows an abrasion not yet so complete.

Had Arthhur not done so, I suspect that Morrison might have produced a more detailed book himself as apparently he and a colleague, Mark Howell, had built up quite a dossier on the subject.

Archaeology and Paleoecology of an Andean Civilizationvol.

These online bookshops told us they have this item: Inhis government service continued when he was elected to La Paz City Council. From what has been discussed in previous chapters, there is not the least doubt that this building was indeed built on the astronomic meridian and its angles were the points marked exactly by the amplitude of the sun between the solstices.

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This spillway constituted the outlet for the artificial lake located on the surface of the pukara Akapana; it drained into the moat which, communicating with the lake, formed an island in the most sacred part of the temple.

But this is the case only at the present time, because the terraces of the artificial hill of Akapana which formerly were supported by retaining walls, are crumbled.

In spite of claims to the contrary it is a fresh water lake, but is slowly reducing in size due reduced inflow from the retreating Andean glaciers.

Arthur Posnansky

Tiahuabaco of this sort have been carried out on the monuments of Egypt, Asia, Europe and England. For this reason, it harbored human cultures much before other sections or in a period when the Argentinian territories were still covered by the continental ice which at the present geological moment and for some thousands of years more, has withdrawn to the Antarctic.

In the light of what has been set down before, it is not possible to doubt its purpose. Login to add to list. However, in any event, even leaving aside the calculation posnasnky astronomical methods, the age of Tihuanacu, a figure somewhere beyond ten thousand years the age of the Second and Third periods will always be, on the arrthur of geology, paleontology and anthropology, very great no matter by what method or standard it is judged.

These were naturally of lower level and existed much before the last glaciation. He also described the ruins of Tiwanaku as bearing the traces of a great cataclysm, which he concluded was how the city had been destroyed and abandoned. The accompanying text makes a strong case for treating the location as archaeologically contaminated and as a consequence that many of the dates proposed for the site should be considered suspect.

Arthur Posnansky – Wikiwand

The curve which is constructed on the base of the previous formula is the one which follows in Fig. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Blackwell Publishers, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Posnansky, Templos y viviendas,p. After settling in Bolivia, Posnansky repeatedly traveled the Bolivian and Peruvian highlands in efforts to locate, describe, and study Inca and pre-Inca archaeological sites.


That they would try it in reed boats like those of Titicaca is equally daft.

Physical Description 4 v. The aforementioned difference of eighteen angular minutes noted in Kalasasaya is the basis for our calculations and this coefficient was applied to a curve constituted on the basis of the formula of extrapolation recommended by the Ephemeris Conference of Paris in the year and which is as follows: The site was also used arthud a source of stone during the construction of a railway some sculptures and walls were even dynamited by the construction workersand many blocks were moved and dumped arthuf in piles far from their original location.

He also authored books, which included Os Indios Paumaris e Ipurinas no rio Purus and Mapa del rio Acre 7 volumes,about South American geography and ethnology. After being a refugee in Europe, Posnansky moved to Bolivia to claim compensation for his services to this country.

A further expedition was planned, but never materialised because of the start of World War II. This estimate takes into account the periodic fluctuations which occur in this great lagoon. Later, it awarded him two gold medals, one inthe other in The signs of a cataclysm observed by Posnansky can be attributed to a far less exciting source than a world-wide flood or nuclear war brought about by aliens or Atlanteans: