Invitation to Homo Sapiens in the Americas
Follow the Guide, Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU
But First some Petits-Fours for the road
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; now with the evidence that Homo Sapiens crossed the Bering Strait before the peak of Ice Age something around 25,000 years ago; now it becomes possible to consider the digs in southern Chile that have already reached that time and it promises to go even further back; and now we have 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.
And the following discovery is the missing link between the Incas and the Mayas.
“Lost” Amazon Complex Found; Shapes Seen by Satellite
By John Roach, for National Geographic News, published january 7, 2010
“Hundreds of circles, squares, and other geometric shapes once hidden by forest hint at a previously unknown ancient society that flourished in the Amazon, a new study says. . . “ Go to the article for more.
The Mayas, Key & Lock of America.
For the Curious — and the Final Bosses
I am here finding elements that can be connected to many other systems in the world, both languages and rituals. Maya as a language is not an isolate. The point is that the written system is so complex and the calendar calculations are so complicated that we cannot consider they appeared like that, ready to be used in about 1000 BCE and certainly not later.
These systems must have required many milennia to be invented and refined, just like Mayan architecture and Mayan technology capable of producing a durable material medium for their language and stories.
It is the same thing with corn that had to be completely genetically modified to become what we know it is that CANNOT reproduce without a human hand to get the grains out of the husk. And we could speak of their ritualistic beverages that are so complicated that they look like some fine art perfume produced by today’s chemical laboratories.
I think here that the Mayan culture, the Aztec culture, the Toltec culture, the Inca culture could not have evolved from a population coming along with the Clovis migration. If it took 5,000 years for the Sumerians to devise their writing system which is child’s play when compared to the Mayan system, I believe these Homo Sapiens must have arrived in the Americas before the Ice Age and certainly not late after it. To devise this writing system when the language would have stabilized enough, not to speak of the calendars, the Mayans must have needed at least 15,000 years, probably more.
Except of course if you consider language is a gift from extraterrestrials or angels and gods, which is not within my frame of mind.
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
Research Interests: Central American Studies, Chilean and Andean Archaeology, Alaska Archaeology, The peopling of the Americas, Ice Ages, Clovis Theory, Homo Sapiens in America, Northern migration, and Southern migration
And Resources are Infinite for any Mental Adventurer
1. JOHN MONTGOMERY — DICTIONARY OF MAYA HIEROGLYPHS — 2002 — SECOND PRINTING 2006
2. JOHN MONTGOMERY — HOW TO READ MAYA HIEROGLYPHS — 2002
3. MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY — MUSIQUES ET CHANTS — MAYAS — LES AMERINDIENS, PEUPLES MAYA, TOTONAQUE, CORA — MEXIQUE — FREMEAUX ASSOCIES, 2014
4. MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY — MAYAS, RÉVÉLATIONS D’UN TEMPS SANS FIN — 2014
6. Forgotten Mayan city ‘discovered’ in Central America by 15-year-old, William Gadoury made a link between the location of Mayan cities and the civilization’s major constellations, Samuel Osborne @SamuelOsborne93 Monday 9 May 2016 21:57 BST
7. Archaeologists uncover new clues to Maya collapse, January 23, 2017 by Alexis Blue, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1618022114 Journal reference: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Provided by: University of Arizona