A network of huge caves that science hasn’t been able to explain for a decade has been one of South America’s greatest mysteries; theories speak of great giants… The scientific community, on the other hand, may now have discovered its “logical explanation.”
It’s not the first time odd caves have been mentioned in South America. Amilcar Adamy, a geologist of the Brazilian Geological Survey, began looking into reports of a mystery cavern near Rondonia, northwest Brazil, in 2010.
Adamy not only discovered the entrance to a grotto, but he also discovered a network of massive caves.
Giants carved caves?
These odd, massive “burrows” have already been observed in several South American countries. Many of them were connected by tunnels since they were so large and well-built.
The caves, dubbed “paleoburrows” by scientists, are between 8,000 and 10,000 years old. None of the known geological processes can explain how it came to be.
Locals told the experts that their big ancestors excavated these caves thousands of years ago.
The Rondonia cave’s structure is enormous, and it is still the largest known in the Amazon. It is, in fact, twice as massive as the largest found in Brazil.
Only in southwestern Brazil have roughly 1,500 paleoburrows been discovered. The smallest has a diameter of roughly 1.5 meters, while the largest has a diameter of almost 4 meters.
Despite the complexity of their structures and the fact that locals believe they were made artificially, the scientific community has discovered a “new explanation.”
The explanation of the scientists.
Scientists discovered alleged claw marks. Researchers have discovered a “clue” that could lead to a more believable explanation for the caverns’ creation.
Grooves in worn granite, basalt, and sandstone have been identified as “claw marks of a gigantic and very A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ beast.”
For the most part, the grooves are shallow and parallel to one another. Although some reveal irregular forms caused by “broken claws,” these marks are smooth.
This explanation could be the missing link in the puzzle. It would also direct the research to one of the most fundamental questions in paleontology: the existence of megafauna on the globe.
Where were these huge creatures’ burrows throughout the Pleistocene period, around 2.5 million years ago to 11,700 years ago?
Experts believe that these are burrows of some megafauna species based on the size of the buildings and the claw marks that they left on the walls.
These believe they are the habitats of enormous ground sloths or huge armadillos in particular.
There was never a geological process, according to this new research. It has no technique of generating long, circular or elliptical tunnels that branch or rise and fall.
They’re also confident that the claw marks “nullify” the likelihood of human interference.
It’s odd, to say the least, that scholarly opinion on these caves has shifted so dramatically. Furthermore, they are completely disregarding the legends of the locals. Is it possible that we’re witnessing another another historical omission?