Several years ago on Dreamland we interviewed two researchers who had evidence that prehistoric man traveled long distances by sea. The famous Stoneghenge in England is between 4,000 and 5,000 years old, and Stonehenge-type calendars have been found in other places, all over the world. Now a structure which is similar to Stonehenge and which is at least 2,000 years old, has been found in South America.
The Brazilian observatory was made from 127 ten-foot-high blocks of granite, which are positioned on the ground to mark the winter solstice. In the web site physorg.com, archaeologist Mariana Petry Cabral is quoted as saying, "Only a society with a complex culture could have built such a monument." In December, the sun passes through a small hole in one of the blocks, marking the winter solstice, or return of sunlight to the earth for a new growing season.
Author and explorer Graham Hancock thinks the Brazilian Stonehenge may be even older. He says, "I wonder on what basis they think it is just 2,000 years old. It's very difficult to date megalithic sites and it seems they are dating it on the basis of ceramic fragments found nearby, which could have been dropped there anytime. What is really needed is something datable from an undisturbed stratum immediately underneath one of the megaliths. Then they would be in a position to comment responsibly on the age of this structure. I bet it turns out in the end to be a lot older than 2,000 years."
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