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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' 360 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 13:07
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 213 Cintia Panizza 29-Nov-06 13:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 200 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 16:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 202 Citizen Attorney 29-Nov-06 14:58
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 213 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 16:36
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 207 Me 30-Nov-06 01:03
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 224 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 05:26
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 242 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 13:56
For Cintia 229 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 18:11
For Duncan 201 Cintia Panizza 02-Dec-06 13:20
Read with a mirror ... previous post on GHB 203 W_C_Sally 03-Dec-06 08:23
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 237 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:04
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 225 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 17:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 209 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 13:27
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 217 Laird Scranton 30-Nov-06 22:39
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 216 Me 30-Nov-06 23:51
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 186 Laird Scranton 01-Dec-06 00:15
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 211 mephisto 03-Dec-06 08:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 208 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:27
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 249 Merrell 05-Dec-06 14:52
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 207 Ian Alex Blease 04-Dec-06 00:09
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 188 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 16:36
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 170 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:14
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 211 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 18:35
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 298 Merrell 05-Dec-06 18:47
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 231 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 19:33
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 169 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:48
Transcript 192 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:57
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 252 Merrell 05-Dec-06 20:25
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 195 Katherine 05-Dec-06 20:34
For Kat 183 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 18:38
Re: For Kat 185 Katherine 05-Dec-06 18:43
Cintiapanizza 295 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:29
For Kat and Merrel 233 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 12:33
Re: For Kat and Merrel 223 Katherine 06-Dec-06 15:10
Re: For Kat and Merrel 271 Merrell 06-Dec-06 15:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 241 Merrell 07-Dec-06 11:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 236 Me 07-Dec-06 23:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 622 Katherine 08-Dec-06 00:25
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Re: For Kat and Merrel 272 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 15:55
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Re: For Kat and Merrel 248 Merrell 08-Dec-06 18:27
Re: For Kat and Merrel 230 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 22:34
Re: For Kat and Merrel 233 Me 08-Dec-06 23:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 229 Laird Scranton 09-Dec-06 00:01
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Re: For Kat and Merrel 318 Merrell 09-Dec-06 21:00
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Re: For Kat and Merrel 291 Laird Scranton 10-Dec-06 15:47
Re: For Kat and Merrel 242 Merrell 10-Dec-06 16:33
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 241 Raja 06-Dec-06 12:49
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 164 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 13:03
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 222 Raja 06-Dec-06 13:13
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 242 Raja 06-Dec-06 13:19
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 218 Katherine 06-Dec-06 15:17
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 220 Raja 06-Dec-06 17:26
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 221 Katherine 06-Dec-06 17:34
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 223 Katherine 06-Dec-06 15:13
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 179 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 17:11
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 226 Katherine 06-Dec-06 17:33
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 185 Raja 06-Dec-06 17:34
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 219 Katherine 06-Dec-06 17:41
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 178 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 21:17
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 217 Katherine 06-Dec-06 21:25
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 198 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 21:45
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 233 Katherine 06-Dec-06 22:15
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 217 Cintia Panizza 07-Dec-06 14:01
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 216 Raja 01-Dec-06 06:40
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 245 Lee McGiffen 03-Dec-06 11:38
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 220 foton 05-Dec-06 11:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 212 Me 06-Dec-06 00:10
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 254 Merrell 05-Dec-06 13:13
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 242 P Mac 03-Dec-06 13:50
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 233 Bobajot 03-Dec-06 23:09
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 194 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 16:40
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 212 Bobajot 06-Dec-06 23:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 244 Cintia Panizza 07-Dec-06 14:08


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