Archived Blog Post: May 7, 2001

Another ancient civilization found - "The fortress-like buildings of the civilization are larger than the biggest structures of ancient Mesopotamia or China, said Harvard's Lambert-Karlovsky. 'The size at the base of some of the buildings is equivalent to the base of the pyramids,' he said. The Soviet archaeologists determined them to be temples because of their size and distinctive layout, but Hiebert, who spent time looking for bone shards, seeds and other remnants of living patterns, came to a different conclusion."