To continue this study of the 'Great Uighur Empire,' I call on interested parties to send your ideas, comments, and references to a common location - open and available for viewing by everyone. The jury is still out on that one. The Cascajal Block ends the debate over whether the Olmecs had written language, and suggests they were capable of developing a codified legal system, passing on religious rituals, and conducting long-distance communcation and trade. And all of this is occurring in the context of the emergence of early kings and the development of a centralized power and stratified society. Diehl, , , and Alfredo Delgado Calderón 2007-03-09. Niven's discoveries were not all without controversy, but no evidence was ever produced implicating Niven.
The block or slab is incised with characters previously unknown that may represent the earliest writing system in the New World. Map of Mesoamerica The discovery of the Cascajal Block and the debates surrounding it can help us understand how different archaeological approaches and circles of thought can be used to gain a deeper understanding of the artifact and the Olmec civilization. Archaeologists Carmen Rodriguez and Ponciano Ortiz of the of Mexico examined and registered it with government historical authorities. Dear friends, This past Saturday April 29, 2006, I spent some time with Dick Lowdermilk of South Carolina. A transcript will be made available shortly. The bottom two glyphs were found incised into semi-precious artifacts.
It is my belief there are of three stones of the same inscriptions positioned in the ancient map in the area's of symbols with a X. Another interesting observation reveals that the block may have cleared or erased several times indicating possible personal use. The pictures on the block appear to be arranged in a certain syntax, there are patterns and repeating images suggesting that the images are not just art or pictures but written language. If it's your opinion, it does not belong in the article. It is believed to date back to the culture. The oblong shape beneath is not part of Churchward's theories.
The Cascajal block is also unusual because the symbols apparently run in horizontal rows and 'there is no strong evidence of overall organization. Improvisation led to a large variety of corn-based food, such as flat corn cakes made from maize dough. Given that 28 or 30 as interpretated by Michael Everson unique symbols found on the Cascajal Block only one remotely resembles a symbol from an ancient civilization, then I would have to answer that there is no correlation between the symbols on the Cascajal Block and symbols discussed by James Churchward. Olmec civilization had large settlements, herditary elites, interregional trade, and elite art, all of which provided important pre-conditions for the development of writing. The Aramaic alphabet is a modified version of Phoenician that evolved into Arabic and Hebrew. In September of 2006, a study of the findings was reported in Science magazine.
From all the iconography that has been found,large monuments, smaller figurines, etc. Perhaps the mysterious Olmec Meso stone was used primarly for directions for new travellers to the ancient city. He finally confined his excavations to an area north of Mexico City. The right lower symbol 60 on the Cascajal block stone with a X would be where this particular stone would be meant for as it is high lighten, emphasized by the ancient inscriber with quotes around it. The investigation continue's Olmec News: Cascajal block stone is town records of a ancient town that existed at a time when trading was thought to be unknown in the Mesoamerica's.
Due to contractual obligations and family safety, he was reluctant to be interviewed for a podcast or have his name mentioned. It also seems that rulers had some kind of connection to gods that kept them in elite status. The block holds a total of 62 , some of which resemble plants such as and , or animals such as insects and fish. No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than using the archive tool instructions below. This date roughly coincides with the abandonment of the La Venta and the dissolution of the Olmec culture. Rain was plentiful, the air was humid, and the temperature remained between 68º F and 86º F.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of AncientPages. All other known Mesoamerican scripts typically use vertical rows. Pictures of ancient 'relics' of Mu have surfaced. If you've only got one example, you can't decipher it. The 62 glyphs of the Cascajal BlockThe Cascajal Block is a writing tablet-sized slab which has been dated to the early first millennium incised with hitherto unknown characters that may represent the earliest in the. Pope; Christopher von Nagy 2002. His fifteen years of work brought many beautiful relics and artifacts to light.
Still, the block offers a few new insights about Olmec writing. James also states that 'the history of the Uighurs is the history of the Aryan Race. Another critical issue, Pool adds, is that when Rodriguez and Ortiz retrieved the tablet, it was already removed from the ground, taking it out of its original archaeological context. This article has been rated as B-Class on the project's. We had the opportunity to visit with some Uyghur friends over Memorial Day weekend. Written by Ellen Lloyd — AncientPages.