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Civilization in the ancient Americas

Civilization in the ancient Americas

essays in honor of Gordon R. Willey

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Published by University of New Mexico Press, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University in Albuquerque, N.M, Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Latin America
    • Subjects:
    • Willey, Gordon Randolph, 1913-,
    • Indians -- Antiquities.,
    • Latin America -- Antiquities.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies and index.

      Statementedited by Richard M. Leventhal and Alan L. Kolata.
      ContributionsWilley, Gordon Randolph, 1913-, Leventhal, Richard M., Kolata, Alan L.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE61 .C58 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 487 p. :
      Number of Pages487
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3504670M
      ISBN 100826306934
      LC Control Number82025094

      John Crow relates another tradition of the ancient Incas. Reading the stars Across the Americas, cultures tailored their calendars to mark the movements of the sun, moon and stars. There is archaeological evidence, in fact, that the fleets of Solomon and Hiram of Tyre circumnavigated the globe, sailing from Ezion-geber, a port at tne terminus of the Red Sea, near modern Aqaba or Eliat! My personal favorite, although at nearly pages it's a little long for most casual readers. The maps indicate that some ancient people may have done all these things" Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings, p. In the South American highlands, domesticated llamas and alpacas supplied vital meat and wool as well as serving as pack animals well adapted to the vertiginous terrain.

      It explains why the Mayans,who considered Quetzalcoatl as the bringer of their arts and laws, depicted him as being unusually blond! Ritual scarification is still practiced in parts of Africa and among the Black peoples of the South Pacific, however the Olmec scarification marks are not of South Pacific or Melanesian Black origins, since the patterns used on ancient Olmec sculpture is still common in parts of Africa. First, the terms barley and wheat, as used in the Book of Mormon, may refer to certain other New World crop plants that were given Old World designations; and second, the terms may refer to genuine varieties of New World barley and wheat. The Washitaw Nation of Louisiana is one such group see www.

      For those who want a compact one stop shop, this is it. The Aztecs and Incas Aroundtwo powers emerged intent upon exercising imperial control on an unprecedented scale. But don't you hear the truth? It was contemporaneous with the Egypt following the unification of its kingdom under Narmer and the emergence of the first Egyptian hieroglyphics. One of the most impressive pieces of evidence which show a direct link between the Black Olmec or Xi People of Mexico and West Africans is the presence of scarification marks on some Olmec terracotta sculpture.


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