Impact area of the theoretical tsunami 11,500 years ago.
Riffles created by receding sea waters
Lake Poopo showing ancient outflow to the west. It wasn't always endorheic. Something changed that.
Titicaca is one of less than twenty ancient lakes on earth, and is thought to be three million years old. It is a freshwater lake and in the past was connected to Poopo, Coipasa and Uyuni by outflow and not always being a closed system. Some event changed all that.
This entire basin was and inland freshwater sea at one time. Something changed that.
One last note. I've not been a believer in Atlantis. And it's pinpoint has been elusive all throughout history for lack of an evidentiary cataclysm until now with Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson pointing out the hypothesis of cataclysmic epoch of this consequential time period of Atlantis. Plato's Allegory does not state Atlantis "sank" into the sea, his account goes thusly, "and the great island of Atlantis also disappeared "in" the sea". On this subject I would imply that Atlantis was "swept" into the sea. And if this is Atlantis is yet to be proven. At least, it is a real possibility with real event and topography to support it. Many of Grimm's fairytales have been proven to come from actual events, just admonished......a little bit.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 24-Jan-16 16:25 by Yourconscience.