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By Sam Osmanagich

The outside of the Earth over the past million years offers facts of the incidence of eighteen ice a long time each one lasting a couple of hundred thousand years. among them there have been brief sessions of warming, which lasted not more than twelve thousand years. these have been the days whilst new lifestyles cycles may commence. lifestyles blossomed, the planet became eco-friendly, and the sounds of varied dwelling beings might be heard such a lot everywhere.
We are actually on the finish of 1 such transitority hot interval which begun 11,500 years in the past. we're speedily impending one other ice age. weather alterations will accentuate, chilly areas turns into even less warm, hot areas even hotter. one other cycle will come to an finish. The dominant civilization will come to an finish and it'll take many generations sooner than one other cycle begins over from the beginning.
The thread which connects the civilizations of varied hot classes can be misplaced. Or it will probably live on right here and there via oral culture or even a few written record. Then it's going to develop into a legend as a way to, with time, be dissolved within the forces that are hooked up through fable and imagination.
Will our far away descendants learn about us or will they suspect that they're the “first clever civilization in the world” simply as we proudly think ourselves to be, in our lack of expertise? Will they have the capacity to get pleasure from the diversity and spirituality which we appear to be incapable of comprehending? having a look towards the long run, we will discuss the previous. no longer a very far-off earlier. A those who arose even as that we ourselves did. And who shared one small a part of our planet. And approximately whom we've got forgotten as though that they had by no means existed.
Not a lot of them has been left in the back of. The ruins of constructions and buildings for astronomy. An occasional glyph within the stone. And an occasional legend instructed via those that got here lengthy when they had departed.
Three hundred years isn't really decades for a civilization. actually, by means of strictly clinical criteria it might be tough to discuss this as a “civilization”. specifically seeing that we don't have any trustworthy info approximately the place they got here from, there aren't any written records describing what they knew, and it's nonetheless a secret as to why they deserted their houses by no means back to return.
Their towns were named through names which we have now given them. we don't recognize what names they gave them. the aim of definite unusual buildings we will be able to in simple terms wager at. that's the problem of this e-book. From the intensity of cosmic background to convey to the outside no less than a few small a part of the information of these who're now not here.
So that it may no longer be forgotten.
We name them the “Anasazi”.

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If I have time on the way back … ∞ I park the car. At the beginning of a dusty path there is a sign indicating that we are heading for the grave of a legendary researcher, amateur archeologist and trader Richard Wetherhill. He was a controversial rancher from Colorado, who at the end of the 19th century discovered a number of Anasazi settlements in Colorado and Utah. When he came in 1896 to Chaco Canyon, it was through his writing and excavation work that America came to know about the Chaco phenomena.

Chaco Canyon, New Mexico After its re-discovery in the middle of the 19th century, Pueblo Bonito was regularly vandalized over the next 70 years. Of the four-story-tall walls, the 800 apartments, some forty “standard” and three large kivas ... little remains. And as if that were not enough, in 1941 a gigantic stone collapsed above Pueblo Bonito. The thirty thousand tons of the “Threatening Rock” came crashing down on the ruins of the town with a dull roar. Of what had been a rock fifty meters wide, thirty meters high, and fifteen meters thick, there remained nothing more than what I can only describe as a pile of relatively small rocks.

Chaco Canyon, New Mexico After its re-discovery in the middle of the 19th century, Pueblo Bonito was regularly vandalized over the next 70 years. Of the four-story-tall walls, the 800 apartments, some forty “standard” and three large kivas ... little remains. And as if that were not enough, in 1941 a gigantic stone collapsed above Pueblo Bonito. The thirty thousand tons of the “Threatening Rock” came crashing down on the ruins of the town with a dull roar. Of what had been a rock fifty meters wide, thirty meters high, and fifteen meters thick, there remained nothing more than what I can only describe as a pile of relatively small rocks.

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