Mayas and the cosmos, long before the migration to Northern America
Now the Clovis hypothesis has been pushed aside, that theory that said no Homo Sapiens came to the Americas before something like 12,000 years ago, some 7,000 years after the peak of the Ice Age, with the evidence Homo Sapiens crossed the Bering Strait before the Ice Age something around 25,000 years ago, it becomes possible to consider the digs in southern Chile that have already reached that time and promises to go even further back are the proof of another migration from the Southern Pacific, a migration that would have gone beyond Easter island.
The two migrations would have met in Central America. The southern migration very competent in stone building, the northern migration very competent in adapting to non-sedentary living conditions.
The meeting of the two, and probably their mixing, would explain Amazonian Indians as connected to Northern American Indians, and the common mythology based on the mathematical knowledge of the Southern American Indians (Incas, Aztecs and Mayas) and re-written in more drastic non-sedentary and migrant figures and patterns.
The turtle in the middle of the ocean is a good metaphor of the earth for people who do not build pyramids on the land or cities four or five thousand meters high in the mountains. The common elements in two clearly different mythologies seem to show there are two traditions meeting there.
The Clovis theory of Northern American scholars was blocking any other approach with what some considered was autocratic institutional manacles. Now we can start thinking and some are going to get a headache.
- JOHN MONTGOMERY — DICTIONARY OF MAYA HIEROGLYPHS — 2002 — SECOND PRINTING 2006
- JOHN MONTGOMERY — HOW TO READ MAYA HIEROGLYPHS — 2002
- MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY — MUSIQUES ET CHANTS — MAYAS — LES AMERINDIENS, PEUPLES MAYA, TOTOMAQUE, CORA — MEXIQUE — FREMEAUX ASSOCIES, 2014
- MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY — MAYAS, RÉVÉLATIONS D’UN TEMPS SANS FIN — 2014
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