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Gary, if geometric shapes “certainly means something to the natives of Arizona” then you could publish a West American art and rock art dictionary. But most cultural “meaning” is subconscious, using a different lexicon and grammar.
If the Celtic Cross [similar to the Greek Cross] derives “from a navigational tool used by Neolithic global mariners”, then you could publish a global ancient technology dictionary. But culture is not degraded technology.
If “current Hopi/Navajo admixture is obvious and boring”, then so is ancient cultural diffusion.
If you “do not ‘do’ science”, then do not use anthropology terminology. As Geertz recognised, anthropology is either science or craft, thus metrics within a theoretical and paradigmatic framework, or mythology. Of which myth is usually more intelligent. You are a great mythologist. Perhaps some Hopi are already using your books as ‘ancient oral teaching’.
If your book, Orion Zone: Ancient Star Cities of the American Southwest’, is “pervaded at times with an aura of poetry”, then it is mythology. Some would call it modern and thus irrelevant, but archetype is alive and well. Myth is a global medium, and global in content, as comparison of various recent correspondence myths demonstrate.
Your primary thesis of culture from the sky, demonstrates the problem in the conscious paradigm of culture. Your thesis was much more useful than the “logical syllogism” drivel that prof engineer Sweatman and Tsikritsis last year pedalled past the scientists who edit Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry (MAA), for which science and myth should never forgive them. Here is my scientific and structuralist (currently considered 'not scientific') assessment of the lowest point in archaeo astronomy;
[stoneprintjournal.blog]
Culture is not a conscious construct. I agree that “the stakes are much higher”. I agree that you are “helping to redefine the paradigms and parameters of the cultural evolution and history of our planet." Just abandon the common sense approach to culture via “evolution” and conscious constructs. You are using the same paradigm that causes the 'scientific' problem. Your article and comments demonstrate that the current ‘scientific’ paradigm is inadequate to study culture.

Eddy Larry; yes nature works on causes and effects, but the bigger picture requires original causes, which is archetype. Nature is not just a construct of jostling envelopes. Matter and energy follow laws such as the periodic table. Culture also has laws and a periodic table.

DrRayEye, I have not studied Lennenberg's linguistics. But I like this quote; "(4) The capacity for extracting similarities from physical stimulus causes the outer form of language to vary with relatively great freedom, but causes the underlying type to remain constant. (5) ...Environmental condition is the key to make it possible to unfold language... in two steps; latent structure for language-readiness; and actualization... of underlying concept into a concrete utterance." With some of my reservations about the linguistic definitions of these terms.
Some archaeologists, whom I do not want to provoke in isolated comments, have hinted that 'primitive' society lack some latent brain structure; and lack some stimulus for utterance. They wrote of "the language-ready brain". Perhaps they mis-interpeted Lennenberg? Or perhaps his summary dumbs down Chomsky and others?



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Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 2447 gadavid 10-Apr-18 22:17
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 491 Edmond 14-Apr-18 09:47
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 449 gadavid 15-Apr-18 20:23
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 482 Edmond 16-Apr-18 12:53
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 444 gadavid 17-Apr-18 19:26
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 430 gadavid 17-Apr-18 23:34
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 441 Edmond 18-Apr-18 10:00
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 431 gadavid 18-Apr-18 22:18
Being hard wired 424 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 06:24
Re: Being hard wired 435 Edmond 19-Apr-18 08:54
Re: Being hard wired 406 Aine 19-Apr-18 12:34
The scientific literature 437 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 13:26
Re: Being hard wired 449 gadavid 19-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Being hard wired 419 gadavid 19-Apr-18 23:18
Re: Being hard wired 441 Edmond 20-Apr-18 07:32
If you want tobe taken seriously by scientists 430 drrayeye 20-Apr-18 15:22
Re: Being hard wired 414 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:58
Re: Being hard wired 414 gadavid 21-Apr-18 05:08
Re: Being hard wired 410 Edmond 21-Apr-18 14:53
Re: Being hard wired 402 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-18 17:27
Re: Being hard wired 394 gadavid 22-Apr-18 21:52
Re: Being hard wired 442 gadavid 22-Apr-18 22:01
Re: Being hard wired 406 Edmond 23-Apr-18 09:29
Re: Being hard wired 437 gadavid 23-Apr-18 22:21
Re: Being hard wired 393 Edmond 24-Apr-18 10:30
Re: Being hard wired 446 gadavid 24-Apr-18 23:23
Re: Being hard wired 483 Edmond 25-Apr-18 09:21
Re: Being a hard wired pain 413 MDaines 25-Apr-18 10:57
Re: Being hard wired 655 gadavid 25-Apr-18 19:38
Re: Being hard wired 432 Eddie Larry 19-Apr-18 18:31
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 478 Poster Boy 14-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 434 gadavid 16-Apr-18 00:15
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 459 drrayeye 17-Apr-18 21:56
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 416 gadavid 17-Apr-18 23:19
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 441 drrayeye 18-Apr-18 08:09
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 423 gadavid 18-Apr-18 22:30
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 421 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 05:26
To disprove a theory, all that is needed is a single true counter factual 398 Race Jackson 24-Apr-18 00:06
Re: To disprove a theory, all that is needed is a single true counter factual 409 Edmond 24-Apr-18 10:39


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