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New Maya Olmec Archeological Find in Guatemala [Takalik Abaj]
Guatemala Times ^ | Thursday, October 30, 2008 | unattributed

Posted on 11/03/2008 5:01:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv

It is known that the fragments of this enigmatic sculptures were placed into the buildings during the second part of the Late Pre- Classic Period (Phase Ruth 200 BC - 150 AD), which is when the early Mayan culture was florishing. Therefore this sculpture must have been carved before this time.

There are two possibilities, it was carved at the start of the early Mayan era, or a little earlier, when the changes in Tak'alik Ab'aj from the Olmec era to the Mayan era was taking place, what is called the transition period. Could it be that the early Mayan sculptor wanted to invoke the preceding Olmec culture as ancestors, as it later appears in the Mayan steles, where the ancestors are depicted watching from the heavens to protect and legitimize the power of the ruler represented below?

The sculpture of the Carrier of the Ancestor of Tak'alik Ab'aj is an unprecedented finding. The monument is unique and represents a great challenge for archaeologists.

According to the latest opinions of the world's most famous Mayan archaeology experts, there is so much about the Mayan civilization that is not jet known, so many archaeological sites that are jet to be excavated and studied, that they predict that the classic concepts about Mayan history will change dramatically over the next 20 years. In Guatemala alone, most of the archaeological sites that are considered Mayan have not yet been excavated. Vast geographical areas full of Mayan cities and monuments are still covered by earth and jungle.

(Excerpt) Read more at guatemala-times.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; guatemala; mayan; mayans; olmecs; takalikabaj
New Maya Olmec Archeological Find in Guatemala

New Maya Olmec Archeological Find in Guatemala

1 posted on 11/03/2008 5:01:50 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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Takalik Abaj was the Moslem who founded the Olmec and Mayan civilizations. /sarc

Click the keywords "olmecs" and "mayans" for more about both.

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2 posted on 11/03/2008 5:03:37 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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The one thing I remember about the Olmecs were the
huge Negroid heads.

Some of them were moved from “La Venta” to Villa Hermosa, Tabasco, Mexico.

3 posted on 11/03/2008 5:11:39 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama and ITS thugs are made paranoid by Sarahnoia. (stole from molly_jack2007))
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My sculpture is more important than your sculpture....

More grant, more grant , more grant


4 posted on 11/03/2008 5:17:17 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ferengi?.....Probably not, but he sure has the lobes)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran; Fred Nerks
olmec head (image search)
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5 posted on 11/03/2008 5:20:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: SunkenCiv

THANKS FOR THE PING.


6 posted on 11/03/2008 6:11:57 PM PST by Quix (GLOBALIST PLANS FM 1900 ON #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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You’re welcome.


7 posted on 11/04/2008 4:29:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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