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    I recall reading about the existence of an ancient structure close to pearl lagoon.

    Has anyone heard about this?

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    I often wondered about the lack of Mayan ruins in Nicaragua, so I looked up what you mention. South of Laguna de Perla near the town of KukraHill are the ruins of a civilization that pre-dated the Maya, being occupied from 50 BC to 280 AD. The site can only be visited by boat or air, it seems, so it's not a tourist location. Read these articles from 2003: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3035113.stm
    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl...764-story.html

    The columns of basalt found there remind me of the Olmec civilization (predecessors of the Maya) that traded throughout Mexico & Central America. Huge Olmec sculptures (of basalt) look a lot like those found on Easter Island. That and their reverence for jade, along with their dragon mythologies (quetzalcoatl) made me believe these people came direct from China 3 or 4,000 years ago or so (versus hoofing down the continent after crossing the Bering Strait).
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    Does exist, is far bit South of Bluefield, and not a trip for the faint of heart.
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    Is down on canal route, not an area you want to be sniffing around.
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    Mayans had trade here, but no cities. They conquered as far as northern Salvador and Honduras. Hence, the Nicas were classed as "barbarian tribes" by the Spanish. Copan Ruinas, which is easily reachable from Cd. Guate, is one of my best memories of C. A. The town was cute, too, but Honduras is kinda of a bigger mess than usual now.
    East coast Indians here were from S. America and ranged inland to about Sebaco.

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    Interesting.....Casey apparently no longer exists and all references to his book "The Right Side Guide" are gone from the internet.....as far as I can tell anyway.

    His story about his trip through the jungle and the ruins (with pictures) were available on the web (and TRN), but I cannot find them now.

    Poof....and gone!
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    Interesting, I do remember speaking that guy on a few occasions, strange he would just be gone.

    Are these ruins different from the Canta Gallo ruins? (Some people say they are just natural formations from volcanic actions)

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    Some pre Columbian artifacts in Bluefieds museum., anonymous donor, me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by methionine View Post
    Interesting, I do remember speaking that guy on a few occasions, strange he would just be gone.

    Are these ruins different from the Canta Gallo ruins? (Some people say they are just natural formations from volcanic actions)
    I believe that the government took an interest in him as he was trying to raise money for an expedition to document the "before" canal path. They basically said sit down and shut up or else.
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    Reading that 4 year old thread, time sure does fly by.

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    where is it....I could not find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    I believe that the government took an interest in him as he was trying to raise money for an expedition to document the "before" canal path. They basically said sit down and shut up or else.
    Yes, he showed up for expedition, got ushered out and into custody for few days. The film crew shitting bricks as all their equipment confiscated.
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    Here's a publication from U.FL describing the site near Pearl Lagoon that includes photos, maps & sketches,
    https://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/AA/...0800/20-14.pdf

    Written ethno-historical sources for the Misquito Coast from the 17th-19th centuries, suggested that this was a society composed of small groups, basically devoted to hunting/fishing and gathering, probably with incipient subsistence agriculture. However, the recent discovery of the site of El Cascal de Flor de Pino (750 BC-340 AD, near KukraHill, RAAS Nicaragua) seems to indicate the possibility of a society with a rather more complex level of social organisation.
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    From sea you see Kukra Hill.

    The site Casey wrote about is far south and serious jungle.

    Kukra is home to Palm oil and lots of cashew trees.

    Were a surprising number of Indian groups on Coast, most merged into Miskito but Rama Key south of Bluefield is Rama hq.
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