Chris Dunn has used his machinist's point of view to analyze the purpose and function of the Giza pyramids. Brien Foerster, who lives in Peru, has been a student of ancient cultures. Together, the two discussed some of the mysterious ancient ruins and lost technologies in Peru and Bolivia, as well as the ancient elongated skulls in the area. Foerster hypothesized that when the Incas found the location of Cuzco (in Peru), they decided to build a city there because there were already huge megalithic structures at the site, possibly created thousands of years earlier. The only tools the Incas had were bronze chisels and stone hammers, yet some of the buildings were so finely made, it's impossible they were constructed with those tools. Perhaps they had "some type of vibrational technology several thousand years ago that we don't even have today," said Foerster.
Dunn studied the stones at Cuzco with David Hatcher Childress, and noted that the repairs made to the earlier culture's work looked primitive in comparison to the original. The Inca used a sophisticated construction with interlocking blocks, so the stones were bound together with precision, he continued. The two also spoke about the ancient and enigmatic ruins in Puma Punku, Bolivia-- the only way you could describe some of the artifacts there is that they were cut on a machine because they were so precise, said Dunn.
Foerster talked about his research into the fascinating elongated skulls of Peru. While some were definitely the product of deliberate cranial deformation, farther back in time there were people in the area who naturally had these huge cone-shaped skulls, and the later nobility sought to emulate their ancestors by binding their skulls to create this shape, he suggested. Dunn also shared an update on his research of the Egyptian pyramids, and spoke about photos from last year that revealed mysterious markings and possible evidence for electrical devices in a hidden chamber of the Great Pyramid. More here.
First hour guest, financial analyst Mish Shedlock talked about the state of the economy. While the jobless rate has gone down a couple percentage points, the quality of the new jobs is poor, he commented. There's been a small rebound in credit, but in general, businesses aren't expanding, and the overall environment is deflationary, he continued. And while the stock market has recovered, it hasn't done anything for the average person's wages, he added.
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