I don't want to stick my neck out too far but when I read Plato's account of Atlantis, dismiss the misconceptions of geography they had back then of the land masses, particularly the "island" reference being actually South America and the account of Phaethon taking his fathers chariot and riding across the sky scorching the earth and being destroyed himself by a lightning bolt, rings of meteor. Up until around 1200 AD the Americas were perceived as Asia making the Pacific and Atlantic one and the same to them. Valuable oral history is very hard to translate at times.
This reference to a sudden cataclysmic event in Plato's account may apply here: "A little while afterwards there were great earthquakes and floods, and your warrior race all sank into the earth; and the great island of Atlantis also disappeared in the sea." This is the explanation of the "shallows" he refers to, which are found in that part of the Atlantic/Pacific ocean.
But I don't want to put the cart before the horse. First, we need proof this tsunami occurred there. The physical evidence remaining, in my mind, is irrefutable.
One more feature of the riptide that occurred is the almost mirrored "triangulation" of the piece of sea floor extending inline with the riptide path to that of the inland 160 mile wide beach. Here is a view of it:
This would be the "funneling" that I am talking about and this would show the suggestion of that flow.
Atlantis was not so much an island in the sea but could have been described thus by being situated in an "inland" island between encircling mountains, a land mass within a land mass. And this Tiwanakuan/Titticaca area does fit that description.
As far as the Easter Island relation to this event, I would be more inclined to accept the "survivor set adrift out to sea from here" than of Polynesian influence. I believe the Polynesian influence came much later as a suggestion coming from the speculation (and a stretch that it is) that these inhabitants were descended from Polynesian sailors that randomly found this most isolated island on earth. My theory would hold just as much water in this case. But my rendition makes more sense in that the mere fact of the stone cutting technology aligns more with what we find at Tiwanaku than the palm huts found in the Polynesian culture thousands of years later. Polynesians may have stumbled upon this island but they didn't have the techno to cut stone like that found on the island.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 23-Jan-16 13:45 by Yourconscience.