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1. The Son of Tanit Among the Olmecs: Additional Evidence of a Possible Phoenician Contact with the Olmecs [Kronos $]
... Carthaginian inscriptions in the Mississippi Valley and its tributaries, as well as in Paraguay.(1) One of the inscriptions found in the Oklahoma and Colorado regions purportedly reads "Tanit the Sublime" and contains a portrait of this Carthaginian goddess.(2) Pierre Carnac, in Les Conquérants du Pacifique, presents some of the hypotheses pointing to a trade contact between the west coast of North and South America and Asia, starting in the first half of the first millennium B. C.(3) Given the fact that Olmec civilization, the first advanced society of North America, grew up at this time on the Atlantic coast of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec- where Atlantic and Pacific are linked by the Coatzacoalcos river valley- is it not likely that the Olmecs were stimulated by these two trans-oceanic routes of exploration, if those routes indeed existed? Several studies have concerned themselves with this question. The possibility of a Chinese influence on the Olmecs has been explored by Gordon Eckholm,(4) R. A. Jairazbhoy,(5) and Betty ...
2. The Mesoamerican Record [Pensee]
... is rather to enter into a more vibrant perception of the history of man's efforts to bring order out of chaos. Fifth Sun and Venus (Teotihuacan) In this paper I would like to take one great civilization, the Mesoamerican, and show how Velikovsky's historical method might be applied to it. It has long been recognized that only the concept of a single civilization is adequate to explain the similarities between a set of cultures stretching from the Mexican highlands down to Honduras. The oldest of these cultures is now accepted to be the Olmec, which established itself around the northern coast of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Inheritors of this culture lie in all directions from the Isthmus. To the southwest the earliest high culture is the Zapotec, centered around Monte Alban in the present province of Oaxaca. To the northwest lie the series of cultures centered around the Valley of Mexico where Mexico City now sprawls, starting with the "hegemony" of the metropolis of Teotihuacan and ending with the "empire" of the Aztecs. To the east and south are the highland Maya ...
3. Heads Down! [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 123: May-Jun 1999 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Heads Down! S. Breiner wields a magnetometer when he searches for Olmec artifacts. This instrument allows him to detect buried objects, and he has made some surprising discoveries. The Olmecs flourished circa 1,500-400 B.C. in Mexican states of Vera Cruz, Oaxaca, and surrounding areas. This enigmatic culture is probably best known for the giant stone heads they carved out of hard rock. These massive heads, 8-15 feet high, seem to display African features. Breiner has found two of the 17 known heads. The most interesting one weighed 10 tons and was buried 18 feet deep! Why would a thriving culture bury the product of so much intensive labor? (Robinson, Dave; NEARA Transit, 11:12, Spring equinox 1999. Item attributed to New York Times, May 26, 1998.) Comment. The burial of the Olmec head might have had ritual significance, like the ritual smashing ...
4. When Venus Was A Comet [Kronos $]
... Tzacab Fig. 3. Tik. St. 5, B10 smoking star comet THE SERPENT-DRAGON As we have already seen,(12) one of the most common cometary symbols in the Old World was that of the serpent-dragon. If the Mayans were as interested in comets as the above evidence suggests, we should expect to find further cometary evidence in their art, where the serpent-dragon is the single most dominant iconographical motif. Represented at every Mayan site of any importance, the dragon can be traced to the earliest stages of the Olmec Period (2000-1500 B.C.). Peter Joralemon, who has investigated the origins of Mayan dragon iconography, with special emphasis on its Olmec precedents, has concluded that: "The iconographic ancestry of God I-- the Olmec Dragon-- can be traced back to the beginnings of Olmec civilization. Images of the deity have been discovered in early deposits at San Lorenzo in the Olmec Heartland and at Las Bocas and Tlapacoya in central Mexico. He is portrayed on objects ranging in size from large stone monuments to small ceramic ...
5. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... Why is our current spectral range so limited? I am not even touching on the question of temperature, and how in the absence of solar heating one variant of ape should have benefited by shedding its fur and developed under such circumstances to such a level of sophistication that it was capable of passing on oral traditions about a changed heaven. I write this in the hope that other members are asking similar questions, since 'in the beginning' is where the Saturn theory looks to be most vulnerable. Paul Standring, Bolton Comalcalco and Olmec Heads Bob Porter [1 disagrees with my findings [2 that the Old World markings on the Comalcalco bricks were transmitted from Southeast Asia via the Pacific and suggests that the shorter, more direct, trans-Atlantic route offers a much simpler solution to the problem. However, firstly, the simplest solution is not necessarily the correct solution and the most direct route is not necessarily the route taken. In support of an Atlantic crossing Mr Porter states that the signs in my fig. 4 apparently show links to the Roman Empire. Of ...
6. Forum Part Two [SIS C&C Review $]
... question arises: why did mathematical astronomy, scientific thought and the meteoritic-induced Iron Age [22 only emerge during the first millennium BC if the catastrophes in question occurred during the 3rd millennium, i.e. more than 1500 years earlier? Similar questions arise regarding the Americas and China, the two most important civilisations whose chronologies do not depend on Near Eastern/Biblical dating systems. Why did their civilisations, their cosmic mythologies and dragon-inspired iconographies only emerge 1500 years later than the cultures of the Near East? According to conventional chronology, the Olmec culture only began during the late second millennium, and 'whichever chronological scheme we may choose, the fact is that the known beginning of civilisation in China is approximately a millennium and a half later than the initial phases of Near Eastern civilisations' [23. This aporia gives rise to a second hypothesis which must be addressed: 2. Either the conventional Near Eastern/Biblical chronologies are utterly wrong or the emergence of cosmic, catastrophe-ridden mythologies and civilisations in the Far East and the Americas are not related to a global catastrophe during ...
7. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... a new ice-age. Milne discusses the complexity of climatic factors in relation to the new science of chaos and shows why it is impossible to predict accurately any such complex chaotic system as the climate. Experts are all too keen to extrapolate both forward and backward from the present, each believing his computer program to be infallible, and we seem to end up with as many theories as 'experts'. This book should be useful in assessing the probability of accuracy for theories about past climate changes and what caused them. Origin of the Olmec Civilization by H.M. Xu, 1996, $16 00 Xu pesents much evidence for his theory that the Olmec civilization was founded by people who fled China at the collapse of the Shang Dynasty in 1122 BC. ...
8. Neil Steede: From Tiahuanaco to the Giza Plateau [SIS Internet Digest $]
... Pyramid. If this is so, we must also take into consideration the possibility that the three main pyramids were constructed in accordance with a pre-existing groundplan involving the causeway, and possibly other structures such as the Mortuary Temple of Khafre and the Sphinx Temple. Beyond this I can make no real comment on the subject. Neil went on to talk about the positioning of the pyramids and other structures in relationship to the celestial sky, before finishing his lecture with a review of the recent work he has conducted in connection with the famous Olmec Heads from La Venta on the Gulf coast of Mexico. He has found that carved on to their surfaces is an unvowelled form of Ogham, or Ogam, a writing system which although originating in the British Isles, has been found at various cave sites in the southern United States. A translation of the script on the Olmec Heads has yet to be determined. However, the implication is that there was either contact with the indigenous peoples of the southern United States who used this same writing system, or that there was ...
9. Fingerprints of the Gods: do ancient relicts point to an advanced civilisation 15,000 years ago? [SIS C&C Review $]
... of gigantic cataclysm must have been involved. So I came to the evidence of a cataclysm through the route of a lost civilisation. There was plentiful intriguing evidence of a forgotten episode in human history but it was only when I considered how and why it became forgotten that I found myself dealing with catastrophic issues. I shall focus principally on the lost civilisation issue but shall return repeatedly to the issue of global catastrophes. Ancient Egypt and America Figure 1 The Great Sphinx at Giza, gazing east towards the equinoctial sunrise. Figure 2 Olmec head We start with the Great Sphinx of Egypt. I shall be dealing later with the issue of the geological weathering patterns on the body of the Sphinx but at this stage I want to touch on something rather more impressionistic, the face of the Sphinx, which is assumed by Egyptologists to be the face of Khafre, Pharaoh of the 4th Dynasty. There is absolutely no solid evidence that links the Sphinx to Khafre or to the epoch of 2500 BC. I and my colleagues who are working in this field are fairly ...
10. Archeology Anomalies by Subjects [Science Frontiers Website]
... Origin Yellow race in Africa Living Neanderthals [BHE, Human-Neanderthal Hybrids Chinese Characteristics of the Maya Asamanukpai: the Gold Coast Dwarfs The Maya Sacral Spot [BHA New World Dwarfs Samurai Origin Whites in Polynesia Melungeon Origin Maoiri Origin Pre-Maori New Zealanders Polynesians in South America Long-Ears on Easter Island, the Maldives, and Elsewhere Whites in the Maldives Beothucks: Norse in Newfoundland? White Inca Aristocracy Toltecs: Carthaginian Origin? Basque Origin Sea Peoples Origin Berbers with Blond Hair, Blue Eyes White Pygmies in Paraguay Guanche Origin Blacks in America [MGT, Olmec Stone Heads Titans: Who Were They? MAC CUSTOMS, GAMES Similarity of Jewish and Zulu Customs Asian Customs in Central and North America Polynesia (Maori) Customs in South and Central America Neanderthal Burials Money-Cowrie in New World Chinese Customs of the Maya Aztec Backgammon Africans in South America Board-Game diffusion MAD BIOCHEMISTRY Maori Blood-Group Anomalies Blood Types and Diffusion: Global Anomalies Zuni Blood-Type Enigma DNA: Out-of-Africa Theory DNA and New World Settlement Polynesian DNA in New World DNA and Human-Diffusion Anomalies Basque DNA Differences Polynesia/Easter Island Biochemical Anomalies Japanese DNA in ...
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