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do it on Google Map without using a mule or machete

September 8th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

The news that someone in the University of Florida community has recently found two large pre-Columbian hilltop sites on Google Map just shows that explorers should spend more time at their computers or in the library, and less in the field.  The sites are apparently located at over 13,000 feet in the Callejon north of Ancash and a bit south of Yungay – coordinates: 916’48.45″S 7744’3.49″W, entered in Google Earth or Google Map, and they are ‘very visible’.

  1. Chris
    January 5th, 2010 at 20:03 | #1

    Is there a typo in the coordinates 916′48.45″S 7744′3.49″W ? That’s in the Pacific, if I’m converting to degrees correctly.

    Really enjoyed your White Rock book.

    best,
    Chris

  2. admin
    January 12th, 2010 at 19:57 | #2

    Thanks Chris – those were the coordinates they quoted – but maybe they were trying to throw us all off the scent!

  3. Chris
    January 21st, 2010 at 14:34 | #3

    Right! I was puzzled to see coordinates in minutes & seconds, instead of degrees & minutes, but it all works.

    I was intrigued by your comments about using Google Earth. On a recent trip to Mexico I visited several of the old stone cities, and enjoyed viewing the satellite photos of the areas.

    best,
    Chris

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