Captain Keith Plaskett, Underwater Explorer - Peru
by Capt. Keith Plaskett
(Northern Peru comments on the 8-Point Star in Ecuador)
It appears to me to be a communications ring between long distances. These messages sent from mountain top to mountain top are lines of site, which may have been used to warn of "dangers and other relevant happenings" between the peoples of the ancient cities. The American Indians went to the top of the highest ground to signal and communicate with other tribes using a smoke method. The Inca and Pre-Inca may have used sun reflectors to do the same, Just a thought...
Stan's response: This is a most interesting idea. I have seen a number of pre-Columbian obsidian mirrors/reflectors in museums and private collections. Thanks Keith.