Re: Nan Madol

From: Dave Sill (
Date: Fri Jan 12 2001 - 06:40:44 MST

J R Molloy <> wrote:

> ... Everyone knows about Stonehenge because descendents of the people
> who built this (comparatively) paltry edifice went on to discover science
> and to colonize distant continents. Descendents of Nan Madol didn't.

How do you know what the decendents of the builders of Nan Madol did?

And science wasn't "discovered" by the decendents of the builders of

> So,
> evidently it doesn't matter what kind of ruins a civilization leaves
> behind as much as it matters what Type of civilization a population
> builds.

I'm more inclined to think it's the old marketing maxim: "Location,
location, location". Pohnpei is smack in the middle of nowhere, but
Stonehenge is very accessible to millions of people.


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