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Quetzalcoatl (AKA Kukulcan) was an Aztec (and, under his other name, Maya) god in Central America. However, light-skinned people and also thowse with facial hair were not unknown in the indigenes, although it was somewhat rare.

I'd always thought that Quetzalcoatl being 'light and bearded' was a projection of rarity, not necessarily of Europeans (although Cortez certainly took advantage of it LOL!).

And ther were finding of alkaloids like coca and tobacco in some mummies from dynastic (not pre-dynastic) Egypt. I'd read a report on that, and the evidence for either coca and tobacco or a very similar analogue is pretty strong.

But I don't think that's ipso facto evidence for any sort of transmittal of building techniques from Egypt to Mesoamerica. I mean, the pyramid is the simplest way to build a large structure because of its inherent stability and simplicity. Whether a ziggurat or a stepped pyramid a la Tikal in Guatemals or even pyramids anywhere else, it's not unreasonable to say that they were simply the result of parallel, but independent, development.

For me, the give-away would be linguistics and writing. Certainly, if there were some transmission of building techniques from Egypt to Mesoamerica, there'd be loan-words from the "teachers" to the "students" (or vice versa) but I'm not aware of any. Also, given the logistics of building a temple or pyramid, it's surprising we don't see any Egyptian hieroglyphs which were so common in keeping track of such efforts by the great Project Managers of antiquity, like Imhotep. But again, we don't see any such like. Mayan and Aztec glyphs don't seem to have any corelation with any kind of Egyptian heiroglyphsl and the Inca quipu aren't related to anything, near as I can figure.

Anyhow, that's where I'm coming from. I can trace the Great Consonantal Shift and the Great Vowel Shift as our prototype language, IE, began to spread out. I assume there've been some sort of research in Mesoamerican paleolinguistics that traces the same thing (?), but I haven't a clue as to where to find the information! Hopefully, someday I will.



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Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 314 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 13:07
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 174 Cintia Panizza 29-Nov-06 13:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 152 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 16:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 159 Citizen Attorney 29-Nov-06 14:58
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 170 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 16:36
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 167 Me 30-Nov-06 01:03
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 190 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 05:26
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 193 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 13:56
For Cintia 187 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 18:11
For Duncan 158 Cintia Panizza 02-Dec-06 13:20
Read with a mirror ... previous post on GHB 158 W_C_Sally 03-Dec-06 08:23
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 201 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:04
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 180 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 17:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 167 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 13:27
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 172 Laird Scranton 30-Nov-06 22:39
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 178 Me 30-Nov-06 23:51
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 149 Laird Scranton 01-Dec-06 00:15
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 172 mephisto 03-Dec-06 08:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 141 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:27
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 186 Merrell 05-Dec-06 14:52
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 169 Ian Alex Blease 04-Dec-06 00:09
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 144 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 16:36
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 129 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:14
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 169 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 18:35
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 242 Merrell 05-Dec-06 18:47
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 189 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 19:33
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 129 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:48
Transcript 154 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:57
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 211 Merrell 05-Dec-06 20:25
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 157 Katherine 05-Dec-06 20:34
For Kat 127 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 18:38
Re: For Kat 139 Katherine 05-Dec-06 18:43
Cintiapanizza 252 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:29
For Kat and Merrel 188 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 12:33
Re: For Kat and Merrel 176 Katherine 06-Dec-06 15:10
Re: For Kat and Merrel 223 Merrell 06-Dec-06 15:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 197 Merrell 07-Dec-06 11:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 180 Me 07-Dec-06 23:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 529 Katherine 08-Dec-06 00:25
Re: For Kat and Merrel 178 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 04:21
Re: For Kat and Merrel 197 Katherine 08-Dec-06 05:07
Re: For Kat and Merrel 212 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 15:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 213 Merrell 08-Dec-06 14:53
Re: For Kat and Merrel 186 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 16:10
Re: For Kat and Merrel 197 Merrell 08-Dec-06 18:27
Re: For Kat and Merrel 167 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 22:34
Re: For Kat and Merrel 184 Me 08-Dec-06 23:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 173 Laird Scranton 09-Dec-06 00:01
Re: For Kat and Merrel 169 Laird Scranton 09-Dec-06 15:51
Re: For Kat and Merrel 244 Merrell 09-Dec-06 21:00
Re: For Kat and Merrel 167 Laird Scranton 09-Dec-06 23:58
Re: For Kat and Merrel 248 Laird Scranton 10-Dec-06 15:47
Re: For Kat and Merrel 203 Merrell 10-Dec-06 16:33
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 200 Raja 06-Dec-06 12:49
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 124 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 13:03
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 172 Raja 06-Dec-06 13:13
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 203 Raja 06-Dec-06 13:19
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 176 Katherine 06-Dec-06 15:17
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 179 Raja 06-Dec-06 17:26
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 171 Katherine 06-Dec-06 17:34
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 167 Katherine 06-Dec-06 15:13
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 140 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 17:11
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 185 Katherine 06-Dec-06 17:33
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 145 Raja 06-Dec-06 17:34
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 182 Katherine 06-Dec-06 17:41
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 136 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 21:17
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 177 Katherine 06-Dec-06 21:25
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 159 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 21:45
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 193 Katherine 06-Dec-06 22:15
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 174 Cintia Panizza 07-Dec-06 14:01
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 170 Raja 01-Dec-06 06:40
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 195 Lee McGiffen 03-Dec-06 11:38
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 154 foton 05-Dec-06 11:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 172 Me 06-Dec-06 00:10
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 209 Merrell 05-Dec-06 13:13
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 198 P Mac 03-Dec-06 13:50
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 176 Bobajot 03-Dec-06 23:09
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 157 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 16:40
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 170 Bobajot 06-Dec-06 23:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 189 Cintia Panizza 07-Dec-06 14:08


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