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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 540 Dr. Lew Graham 06-Sep-13 02:52
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 232 MJT 06-Sep-13 09:14
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 236 molder 06-Sep-13 10:31
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 150 Aine 06-Sep-13 14:18
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 176 Mr.Ward 06-Sep-13 14:31
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 218 David Campbell 06-Sep-13 14:52
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 200 Aine 06-Sep-13 15:07
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 206 DrRita 06-Sep-13 15:08
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 200 Mr.Ward 06-Sep-13 15:20
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 155 Aine 06-Sep-13 15:32
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 163 Mr.Ward 06-Sep-13 15:36
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 148 Aine 06-Sep-13 15:44
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 222 Aine 06-Sep-13 15:06
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 151 Mr.Ward 06-Sep-13 15:32
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 181 carolb 06-Sep-13 15:33
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 187 Aine 06-Sep-13 15:44
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 233 DrRita 06-Sep-13 16:34
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 189 molder 07-Sep-13 21:30
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 175 Aine 09-Sep-13 15:51
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 264 David Campbell 09-Sep-13 21:13
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 134 Aine 10-Sep-13 15:09
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 155 molder 09-Sep-13 22:54
Gold and Silver - oldest money 241 MichaelTellinger 23-Sep-13 12:52
large gold disk 196 michael seabrook 06-Sep-13 14:14
South African Gold 191 PB Bytes 06-Sep-13 19:27
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 285 MichaelTellinger 17-Sep-13 00:40
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 1713 MichaelTellinger 17-Sep-13 09:47
Thank you, Michael, for the information-rich reply 238 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Sep-13 03:42
Re: Thank you, Michael, for the information-rich reply 232 David Campbell 18-Sep-13 04:58
Re: Thank you, Michael, for the information-rich reply 282 MichaelTellinger 23-Sep-13 10:10
Re: Thank you, Michael, for the information-rich reply 229 Aine 23-Sep-13 13:21
Re: Thank you, Michael, for the information-rich reply 186 David Campbell 23-Sep-13 14:43
Re: Thank you, Michael, for the information-rich reply 217 Aine 23-Sep-13 15:30
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 248 Mr.Ward 18-Sep-13 15:34
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 187 Aine 18-Sep-13 16:03
Re: South African Gold and Ancient Astronomical Sites 164 Mr.Ward 30-Sep-13 13:18
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