Hi shawomet -shawomet wrote:
First of all, the new Mexican discovery is still another smashing example of how LIDAR is literally lighting up the past. What a revolutionary tool. Overnight LIDAR has revealed a vastly more complex and populated Mayan world, and now this. Fantastic!
Second, at this point, rather then be bored to death by two people smashing each other over the head over the definition of henge, ad infinitum, page after page after page after page, it would probably just be easier to denote what E.P. Is referring to as a "Grondine henge", understand that it is not the same as a henge as classically defined, and just accept it as E.P's working term, so that if there is any argument at all to be advanced, we can at least get past "it's a henge; no it's not; yes it is; no it's not; yes it is; no it's not; yes it is; no it's not". Just seems easier to accept E.P's informal working definition, understand it does not match the formal definition, and get on with it.
Thanks for the acknowledgement, but the word "henge" has been used in the way that I use it long before I ever wrote on them.
We still have the problem of what to call the "stone trees" erected by the ancient lake dwellers in Nicaragua with which they intended to keep the Earth and Sky separate.
tiompan has not provided us with a word for those yet.
Perhaps we can call those henges,
while referring to circular arrangements of henges as "woodhenges"or "stonehenges".
This volcanic eruption may have been the Sun of the Earth, but in any case it should be showing up in the surviving Mixtec proto-historical materials.