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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' 339 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 13:07
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 190 Cintia Panizza 29-Nov-06 13:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 175 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 16:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 182 Citizen Attorney 29-Nov-06 14:58
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 191 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 16:36
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 186 Me 30-Nov-06 01:03
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 205 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 05:26
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 222 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 13:56
For Cintia 209 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 18:11
For Duncan 180 Cintia Panizza 02-Dec-06 13:20
Read with a mirror ... previous post on GHB 181 W_C_Sally 03-Dec-06 08:23
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 219 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:04
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 207 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 17:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 188 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 13:27
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 196 Laird Scranton 30-Nov-06 22:39
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 196 Me 30-Nov-06 23:51
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 164 Laird Scranton 01-Dec-06 00:15
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 186 mephisto 03-Dec-06 08:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 187 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:27
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 219 Merrell 05-Dec-06 14:52
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 188 Ian Alex Blease 04-Dec-06 00:09
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 164 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 16:36
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 147 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:14
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 187 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 18:35
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 276 Merrell 05-Dec-06 18:47
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 205 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 19:33
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 148 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:48
Transcript 170 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:57
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 230 Merrell 05-Dec-06 20:25
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 174 Katherine 05-Dec-06 20:34
For Kat 162 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 18:38
Re: For Kat 163 Katherine 05-Dec-06 18:43
Cintiapanizza 274 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:29
For Kat and Merrel 213 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 12:33
Re: For Kat and Merrel 203 Katherine 06-Dec-06 15:10
Re: For Kat and Merrel 251 Merrell 06-Dec-06 15:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 220 Merrell 07-Dec-06 11:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 215 Me 07-Dec-06 23:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 586 Katherine 08-Dec-06 00:25
Re: For Kat and Merrel 206 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 04:21
Re: For Kat and Merrel 231 Katherine 08-Dec-06 05:07
Re: For Kat and Merrel 249 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 15:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 247 Merrell 08-Dec-06 14:53
Re: For Kat and Merrel 216 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 16:10
Re: For Kat and Merrel 226 Merrell 08-Dec-06 18:27
Re: For Kat and Merrel 209 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 22:34
Re: For Kat and Merrel 204 Me 08-Dec-06 23:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 208 Laird Scranton 09-Dec-06 00:01
Re: For Kat and Merrel 192 Laird Scranton 09-Dec-06 15:51
Re: For Kat and Merrel 294 Merrell 09-Dec-06 21:00
Re: For Kat and Merrel 185 Laird Scranton 09-Dec-06 23:58
Re: For Kat and Merrel 268 Laird Scranton 10-Dec-06 15:47
Re: For Kat and Merrel 222 Merrell 10-Dec-06 16:33
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 222 Raja 06-Dec-06 12:49
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 139 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 13:03
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 193 Raja 06-Dec-06 13:13
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 218 Raja 06-Dec-06 13:19
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 194 Katherine 06-Dec-06 15:17
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 199 Raja 06-Dec-06 17:26
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 198 Katherine 06-Dec-06 17:34
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 202 Katherine 06-Dec-06 15:13
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 158 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 17:11
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 204 Katherine 06-Dec-06 17:33
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 165 Raja 06-Dec-06 17:34
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 198 Katherine 06-Dec-06 17:41
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 155 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 21:17
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 195 Katherine 06-Dec-06 21:25
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 179 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 21:45
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 212 Katherine 06-Dec-06 22:15
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 195 Cintia Panizza 07-Dec-06 14:01
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 190 Raja 01-Dec-06 06:40
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 221 Lee McGiffen 03-Dec-06 11:38
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 197 foton 05-Dec-06 11:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 190 Me 06-Dec-06 00:10
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 231 Merrell 05-Dec-06 13:13
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 220 P Mac 03-Dec-06 13:50
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 214 Bobajot 03-Dec-06 23:09
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 174 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 16:40
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 189 Bobajot 06-Dec-06 23:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 221 Cintia Panizza 07-Dec-06 14:08


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