Thursday, March 6, 2014

Your Daily Giant 1/18/2013

Another shot of Cahokia Illinois. Picture the 50 foot high 5000 square foot building that once covered the top of the pyramid. This earthen pyramid almost looks like Teotihuacan in Mexico. The reality is the 187 foot grid pattern that you find at the Mexican pyramid site is found at many earthwork sites in the U.S. An article in Archaeology Magazine in 2010 reports Etowah (Georgia) artifacts were found at the Mayan site of Tamtoc in Mexico.
One of the reasons that my tedx talk was removed was that I suggested that the mound builders may have been influenced by more southerly cultures. What does the eye test tell you, many of these earthen sites have the look of a Meso-American influences with plazas and pyramids of earth and not stone, was the Rio Grande really an impereratrable barrier? This giant report from Illinois is from the Smithsonian's own reports. 12th Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1890-1891 Dunleith Illinois
" No. 5, the largest of the group was carefully examined. Two feet below the surface, near the apex, was a skeleton, doubtless an intrusive Indian burial...Near the original surface, 10 or 12 feet from the center, on the lower side, lying at full length on its back, was one of the largest skeletons discovered by the Bureau agents, the length as proved by actual measurement being between 7 and 8 feet. It was clearly traceable, but crumbled to pieces immediately after removal from the hard earth in which it was encased. "

No comments:

Post a Comment