Skip to comments.Fossils Reveal that Maya People Knew about Prehistory
Posted on 07/29/2011 10:04:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
For Palenque inhabitants, marine fossils were the convincing proof of the land being covered by the sea long time ago, and parting from this fact they created their idea of the origin of the world, declared archaeologist Martha Cuevas, responsible, with geologist Jesus Alvarado, of research conducted by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Ongoing for 3 years, the investigation is oriented to understand symbolism given by ancient Mayas to Prehistoric vestiges, specifically the 31 specimens found at the archaeological site.
The INAH researcher mentioned that petrified rests have been found mainly at funerary contexts, standing out the fossils of different marine animals, shark teeth and stingray spines deposited as part of funerary offerings...
Until now, 31 fossils from different periods have been discovered, being the earliest from the Paleocene, nearly 63 million years ago.
(Excerpt) Read more at artdaily.com ...
For Palenque inhabitants, marine fossils were the convincing proof of the land being covered by the sea long time ago, and parting from this fact they created their idea of the origin of the world. Photo: INAH.
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One of those 'butts-in-the-seats' topic titles.
They just called it history.
What happened to the Maya did they elect one of Obama’s ancestors and dir out?
If Jesus says so, then so it is!
Me too, ROTLMAO!
The Maya belief that the world as we know it will end in 2012 was due to their ability to read the signs in the heavens that the United States would not raise the debt ceiling limit.
So it was foretold; so it shall be.
You are a Prince of a fellow, and this is a great post.
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