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Meteor Shock Wave Damage
Meteor shock waves may have reshaped ancient history?
 Chelyabinsk meteor in Russia 2013
2013 Russian Chelyabinsk meteor event

Did shock waves from a meteor destroy stone structures in Peru and Bolivia 4,500 years ago?

A very large iron-nickel meteor broke apart and struck the earth in Campo del Cielo Argentina around 4,500 years ago. Could the shock wave from this meteor (or unknown others) traveling through the atmosphere over Peru destroyed some of the ancient megalithic stone structures? The recent event of the 10,000ton meteor that fell in the city of Chelyabinsk Russia on 15 February 2013 clearly illustrates that the shock waves from a meteor can do massive damage. According to scientist, this meteor that struck Russia is a once in a century happening and the first time there is video and auto record of this type of event. This meteor about 55 feet (17 m) wide — with the power of the explosion blast estimate of about 500 kilotons at high altitude occurred some 8-12 miles (14-20 kilometers) above ground in the thin atmosphere produced multiple shock waves did major damage to a few buildings and broke over a million square feet (93 thousand square meters) of glass windows. What destruction would a shock wave do from a meteor 10 to 100 times larger traveling at extreme speed in lower, thicker atmosphere? The Campo del Cielo meteor may be the destroyer or caused additional major damage to the extreme ancient megalithic stone structures in Peru and Bolivia

(For reference: I call some archaeological sites “extreme ancient” because I am leaning toward the theory that they are more than 50,000 years old from very advanced unknown civilizations. These sites are not just in Peru but are located around the world; examples: Egypt – Sphinx and Abu Rawash, Turkey – Mount Nemrut; Cambodia – Plain of Jars, India – Gopika cave located at Nagarjuna Hill and many of the recent under water archeology discoveries. Sometime later I will write an article about my view point)

Campo del Cielo meteor
Campo del Cielo iron meteorite with natural hole, 576 grams

The Campo del Cielo Meteor
Campo del Cielo refers to a group of iron meteorites or to the area where they were found situated on the border between the provinces of Chaco and Santiago del Estero, 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina and the age of the impact is estimated to be 4,000–5,000 years old. The meteorites was first officially discovered in 1575 by the military after a search for a huge mass of iron was commissioned by the governor of a province in Northern Argentina after he had heard that Indians used this iron for their weapons. More than 100 tons of meteor material has been recovered and the largest fragment of 37 tons was found 1969 at a depth of 16 feet (5 meters).

Strewn field and Size of Campo Meteor
The crater impact field contains at least 26 craters and covers an area of 2 by 12 miles (3 by 19 kilometers) with an associated strewn area of smaller meteorites extending farther by about 37 miles (60 kilometers). The full length of debris field when the meteor started to break up until it hit the impact field could easily be over 2,000 miles (3218 kilometers) because of its mass and possible angle of entry. Rough estimate is that 90% or more of a large meteor will burn up or break into small pieces during entry and never make it to the impact field (minimum size for a small meteor that can hit earth surface is said to be about the size of a washing machine). If 5% of the meteor material has been recovered (real amount is probably less than 1% has been recovered) from the known strewn field, 100 tons meteor material recovered and 90% of the meteor burned up, that would put size of the meteor at 20,000 tons or more. The meteor could in fact be many times larger than this estimate if the meteor broke and or exploded into many large segments and their strewn field has not be found; plus 90% dissipated before impact. The Como meter could have been extremely large, 50,000 or 100,000 tons or larger.

Meteor Crater AZ
Meteor Crater in Arizona

Meteor Crater in Arizona formed by a nickel–iron meteorite about 54 yards (50 meters) across, which struck at a speed of 45,000 mph (72,420 kph) and meteorite itself was mostly vaporized upon impact. The resulting crater is about 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) in diameter, some 570 feet (170 meters) deep, and is surrounded by a rim that rises 150 feet (45 meters) above the surrounding plains. (ref note – only a few small pieces of the Arizona meter has been recovered) By contrast, the much larger Compo Meteor dissipated most of its kinetic energy in the air before the remains of the meteor hit the earth. The largest Compo Meteor fragment of 37tons was found 1969 at a depth of only 16 feet (5meters) by a meteor hunter using metal detector. This indicates that the Compo Meteor came into the earth’s atmosphere at a shallow angle and flew across the sky for many miles dissipating its kinetic energy before hitting the earth.

Based on simple math, two or more meteors will dissipated most of its kinetic energy in the air before the remains of the meteor hit the earth for every one meteor that does not. Think of earth as a big target 7,926 miles (12,756 kilometers) in diameter with a bulls-eye diameter of 4,500 miles (7,242 kilometers). Any meteor hitting outside the “bulls-eye” would be the ones that dissipated most of its kinetic energy in the air. The bulls-eye has an area of 15,904,312 square miles (25,595,509 square kilometers) while the outside the bulls-eye to the earth diameter has an area of 33,435,559 square miles(53,809,316 square kilometers) or more than twice the area to receive a meteor hit. The numbers shown in this impact illustration are to convey the principle of direct hit to what would be a “sliding” meteor hit. The actual numbers would be dependent on the speed, mass of the meteor and the location of the meteor strike in relationship to the rotation of the earth.

shock wave picture of bullet
Shadowgraph of the detached shock on a bullet in supersonic flight, published by Ernst Mach in 1887.

The Shock Waves
At the 2013 Russian Chelyabinsk meteor event , the meteor's shock wave produced damages as in a supersonic jet's flyby (directly underneath the meteor's path) and as a detonation wave, with the circular shock wave centered at the meteor explosion, causing multiple instances of broken glass in the city of Chelyabinsk and neighboring areas.

Shock waves are not conventional sound waves; a shock wave takes the form of a very sharp change in the gas properties on the order of a few mean free paths (roughly micro-meters at atmospheric conditions) in thickness. Shock waves in air are heard as a loud "crack" or "snap" noise. Over longer distances a shock wave can change from a nonlinear wave into a linear wave, degenerating into a conventional sound wave as it heats the air and loses energy. The sound wave is heard as the familiar "thud" or "thump" of a sonic boom, commonly created by the supersonic flight of aircraft. The closer you are to an object creating the shock wave, the stronger the energy and damage it could cause.

Civil War Cannon
American Civil War Confederate bronze barrel cannons

When a shockwave is created by explosion, it will always travel at high, supersonic velocity from its point of origin. Each explosion has its own velocity, example - high explosives such as TNT have a detonation velocity of 22,638 feet per second (6,900 meters per second). Explosion from object may send out shock wave at a frequency that causes the same or similar material to vibrate. Soldiers during the American Civil War and modern Civil War re-enactors wrote about cannons in battle ‘singing’ to each other. When one cannon is fired, other cannons barrels will start to vibrate and the bronze barreled cannons would ‘sing’ the loudest, like a continuous ring of a church bell and if fired when singing loud, it could blow up the barrel (this is a myth but one in six cannon barrels did exploded or cracked during use in the Civil War from metal fatigue, flaws in material, premature explosive shell detonation and excessive pressure from improper loading). Could a meteor explosion send out a shock wave at frequency that could make stones vibrate?

 Destroyed megalithic stone structure in Peru
Did the reflected shock waves destroy this Peruvian megalithic stone?
(Photo by Brien Foerster - Cuzco, Cusco, Peru)

Vibration Frequency Break Stones
Think about the singer & wine glass shattering scenario. If the frequencies of the wine glass were perfectly pitched / perfectly oscillated with the sound frequency of the note that the singer was holding, it would created a resonant field of greater energy and the glass cracks or breaks. The same scenario can take place with rocks when a high energy wave of the correct vibrational oscillating frequency. Not only would there be multiple shock wave as seen in videos of the 2013 Russian Chelyabinsk meteor event but possible reflected (echoes) of the shock waves from landscape, or structures that would magnify the strength of the shock wave on an object 3 or 4 times. Simple illustration of this effect took place about ten years ago in Dandridge, Tennessee at a 4th of July celebration. A Civil War re-enactor group fired a full size Civil War cannon in a large open area at the front of the court house. When fired, the cannon was pointed away from the court house but the shock wave from the blast reflected off of three large stone buildings and broke 27 window in the court house. The three buildings that received the direct blast from the cannon had no damage to any windows.

Puma Punku Tiahuanaco, Bolivia
Puma Punku ruins, Tiahuanaco, Bolivia

Location of an object on the ground directly effects on it or how much damage is inflected by shock waves. Area like Puma Punku ruins near Tiwanaku, Bolivia at 13,000 feet above sea level would be closer to the meteor flying over and would have stronger shock wave damage than other sites at sea level. The type of stone material, carved shape and position of stone monument structures will directly affect possible damage. A natural unaltered weathered stone than a carved stone shape and if a natural stone was broken, it would be along natural fault lines or existing cracks and would look like any other rock or stone after 4,000 years but if it is man carved block structure breaks, it would be easily seen.

Pyramid at Abu Rawash
The ruined Pyramid of Djedefre sits atop the plateau of Abu Rawash

Other places in the world
There are many other extreme ancient sites in the world that the meteor shock wave theory may explain how they were destroyed. Two locations in Egypt are near the top of the list: Pyramid that was at one time located at Abu Rawash and the destroyed site of Abu Ghurab, both may be extreme ancient sites that are possibly much older than the great pyramid and could have been destroyed by meteor shock waves.

 meteor craters in Egypt
Possible two meteor craters in Egypt

In south western desert of Egypt there are areas that have sand that has turned into glass (known locally as Dakhla glass) from extreme heat. Some science studies have concluded that the glass was formed from a meteorite slamming into Earth. If you view the area with Google Earth you will find what could be large craters, some being 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) wide. Could it be that both the Pyramid at Abu Rawash and Abu Ghurab were destroyed from meteor shock waves that exploded and impacted in to south western Egypt over 100,000 years ago?

The 2013 Russian Chelyabinsk meteor event clearly illustrates how an extremely large meteor could inflect major damage to human structures and at the same time leaves no direct evidence thousands of years later on how the destruction took place. The shock waves from large meteor that struck Argentina around 4,500 years ago had hundreds if not thousands of times more energy than the 2013 Russian Chelyabinsk meteor event. Other large meters that dissipated their kinetic energy before they landed in the oceans would have done massive damage from the shock waves but would have left no physical evidence that meteor caused the damage.

As strange as this theory may sound, it is something that must be considered as a possibility.

Meteor shock waves may have reshaped ancient history

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