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61. The Pitfalls of Radiocarbon Dating [Journals] [Pensee]
... that this heritage could not date from the 8th to 4th pre-Christian centuries, but rather was generated in the 4th to 8th century of the Christian era. But in December, 1956, the National Geographical Society in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution made it known that excavations at LaVenta proved by radiocarbon that the classical period of the Meso-American civilizations (Olmec, Toltec, Maya, etc.) needs to be pushed back by a full thousand years and ascribed not to the 4th to 8th centuries of the Christian era but to the 8th to 4th centuries before that era. With these three confirmations (time the Ice Age ended, time petroleum was deposited, time of the classical period ...
62. Ladder to Heaven [Journals] [Aeon]
... "pillaring apart of heaven and earth."  As unusual as these cosmogonical traditions appear at first sight, strikingly similar traditions are to be found around the globe. In the New World, a Maya name for the World Tree was Wakah-Chan, signifying "raised up sky."  The Maya, like the Olmec before them, believed that Creation was initiated by the erection of the World Tree, the latter event marking the separation of heaven and Earth: "The classic texts at Palenque tell us that the central axis of the cosmos was called the raised-up sky' because the First Father had raised it at the beginning of creation in order to ...
63. Homer in the Baltic [Journals] [Aeon]
... is no accident that in this period the Steppe peoples- the Scythians, as the Greeks used to call them- who were blond or red-haired, flourished in the area where the Volga and the Dnieper run, the rivers that played such an important role as trade and transit routes between north and south. One could venture to include the Olmecs in this picture also. They seem to have reached the southern Gulf Coast of Mexico in about the same time period. Thus, one could infer that they were a population who had formerly lived in the extreme north of the Americas, being connected to the Indo-European civilization through the Arctic Ocean, which was not frozen at the time ...
64. "Worlds in Collision" and the Prince of Denmark: II. Hamlet and Meso-American Myth [Journals] [SIS Review]
... archaeological research and Worlds in Collision. From the first, we learn that the origins of early Mesoamerican culture, which until recently were not thought to begin much before 1500 years ago, have now been pushed back another thousand and even 1500 years, as Dr Velikovsky had earlier suggested . It is generally accepted now that the Olmec culture, from which the Mayan derived, had begun to assume form by at least -1500 and flourished to about -600 . The importance of such dating is the suggestion that the sections of the Popol Vuh which precede the fourth creation or present state of the world and sky originated during the period -1500 to -600 and earlier ...
65. An Integrated Model for an Earthwide Event at 2300 BC. Part II: The Geological Evidence [Journals] [SIS Review]
... of the New Jersey Coast', Science 142 (1963), p. 951 3. Redfield: op. cit. [2 ], pp. 690, 691; see also Newman, Rusnak: op. cit. [2 ], p. 1466 4. M. D. Coe, D. Grove: The Olmec and Their Neighbors (Dunbarton Oaks, 1981), pp. 181-183 5. H. B. Rollins, J. B. Richardson III, D. H. Sandweiss: The Birth of El Nino: Geoarchaeological Evidence and Implications', Geoarchaeology 1 (1986), p. 9; see also D. H. Sandweiss ...
... by Velikovsky are reasonable, and the legends generated during these periods correlate to those of other countries. Frank Waters is well known for his writings about the history and myths of the Native Americans and Mesoamericans. In 1975 he published Mexico Mystique' which is divided into two parts and describes the history and then the myths of the Aztecs, Olmecs, Mayas, Toltecs and other groups in Mexico. In his analysis of the mythologies of these cultures, Waters reviewed the work of Velikovsky which is relevant to these areas. He concluded that although the timing of some events still creates some problems, ". .. .Velikovsky's theory runs parallel to Mesoamerican myth in general outline. ...
67. Did the Sumerians and the Akkadians Ever Exist? [Journals] [Aeon]
... after Assyria's defeat. 2 After 1500 BCE: Flood and Destruction Layers <II>Everywhere on earth, around the middle of the second millennium, catastrophes were attributed to the "Queen of Heaven" and the "dreadful warrior" Venus- as in the "plagues of Egypt," the destructions by Quetzalcoatl before the beginning of the Olmec advanced culture in Central America, Deucalion's flood before the beginning of the Mycenaean feudal society (which so far has been dated pseudo-astronomically/Egyptologically and therefore too early). The cause of the flood in southern Mesopotamia, Inanna (= Venus), is therefore not alone, but representative of a celestial body which since the beginning of ...
68. Relation Between the Perpetual Calendar Based on the 128 Years Cycle and the Central American Calendar [Journals] [SIS Review]
... however, does not constitute a choice criterion, because it is the same for any n value. The Central American Calendar The aim of this long description is not to suggest a change to the Gregorian calendar (unthinkable today) but to demonstrate the rationale of the calendar used by Central American civilisations . Aztecs, Mayas, Toltecs, and Olmecs before them, had in common a calendar based on an auxiliary year of 260 days, divided into 13 months of 20 days (or 20 weeks of 13 days) and on a century of 52 years. The solar year was in its turn divided in 18 months of 20 days+ 5 end days. Extraordinary importance was given ...
69. Society News [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the Deluge, which he says occurred round about end of the last Ice Age c. 12,000 BC. They left some residual knowledge and some of their works, the fingerprints' of this lost civilisation, survive to this day, including some of the world's great stone structures in Egypt and Central America, the mathematics of the Olmecs and Mayans and perhaps their early knowledge of world geography as captured in ancient maps. Hancock paid tribute to early investigators but did not mention Velikovsky. Trevor Palmer observed that Velikovsky was trying to shorten time whereas Hancock is trying to lengthen it. John Crowe said Hancock's thesis involves astronomical retro-dating to give the date of around 12/11 ...
70. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , BBC 2 Horizon 4.11.97, National Geographic Jan. 98, geographica Caves in Honduras, dated to 1400BC, contain stacks of human bones, pots and trinkets and indicate that an early, previously unknown, civilisation arose in the area and possibly continued until the Spanish conquest. Although their sophisticated ceramic and stonework sometimes showed Olmec and Mayan influence, they mostly had a unique design and decoration. The presence of ball courts indicates that they shared a religion with neighbouring peoples but they appear to have lacked the latter's highly stratified society and mass human sacrifice. This more egalitarian society may have enabled them to withstand better the stresses of climate change, population growth and ...
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