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Aloha Michael,

I am so loving it as I make my way through your very rich website. Kudos on your social courage and observational acumen. And, please permit me to begin a sincere dialog by asking a big picture question.

To wit, the aggressive Spaniards plundered vast amounts of gold in vanquishing the Inca. But they never identified the source of that precious metal.

For example, a huge, solid gold disk was the central feature in the Inca Temple of the Sun (Cusco). It was recorded to be startlingly wide in diameter and as thick as a man's hand. But the Inca never expanded beyond western South America. And no ancient gold mines have ever been found there.

On the other hand, Egyptian mummies have been found to contain traces of both tobacco and coca. These are both New World products.

Do you reckon that the old gold mines in southern Africa could have been the source of the vast amounts of Inca gold? And that there may have been large-scale intercontinental exchange of valuable goods in prehistory?

If so, what maritime culture might have played the key transport role?

Lew





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South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 524 Dr. Lew Graham 06-Sep-13 02:52
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 221 MJT 06-Sep-13 09:14
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 225 molder 06-Sep-13 10:31
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 137 Aine 06-Sep-13 14:18
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 165 Mr.Ward 06-Sep-13 14:31
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 206 David Campbell 06-Sep-13 14:52
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 188 Aine 06-Sep-13 15:07
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 195 DrRita 06-Sep-13 15:08
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 192 Mr.Ward 06-Sep-13 15:20
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 146 Aine 06-Sep-13 15:32
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 155 Mr.Ward 06-Sep-13 15:36
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 138 Aine 06-Sep-13 15:44
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 214 Aine 06-Sep-13 15:06
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 142 Mr.Ward 06-Sep-13 15:32
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 170 carolb 06-Sep-13 15:33
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 177 Aine 06-Sep-13 15:44
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 223 DrRita 06-Sep-13 16:34
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 179 molder 07-Sep-13 21:30
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 167 Aine 09-Sep-13 15:51
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 251 David Campbell 09-Sep-13 21:13
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 122 Aine 10-Sep-13 15:09
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 144 molder 09-Sep-13 22:54
Gold and Silver - oldest money 222 MichaelTellinger 23-Sep-13 12:52
large gold disk 187 michael seabrook 06-Sep-13 14:14
South African Gold 180 PB Bytes 06-Sep-13 19:27
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 265 MichaelTellinger 17-Sep-13 00:40
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 1666 MichaelTellinger 17-Sep-13 09:47
Thank you, Michael, for the information-rich reply 229 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Sep-13 03:42
Re: Thank you, Michael, for the information-rich reply 219 David Campbell 18-Sep-13 04:58
Re: Thank you, Michael, for the information-rich reply 265 MichaelTellinger 23-Sep-13 10:10
Re: Thank you, Michael, for the information-rich reply 219 Aine 23-Sep-13 13:21
Re: Thank you, Michael, for the information-rich reply 172 David Campbell 23-Sep-13 14:43
Re: Thank you, Michael, for the information-rich reply 206 Aine 23-Sep-13 15:30
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 239 Mr.Ward 18-Sep-13 15:34
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 176 Aine 18-Sep-13 16:03
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 153 Mr.Ward 30-Sep-13 13:18
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