“Breaking the Maya Code” now featured on Netflix
On January 31, 2016, Netflix began featuring the outstanding documentary, “Breaking the Maya Code.” It is the fascinating story of one of the greatest achievements of anthropology in the 20th century. Almost anyone interesting in the indigenous peoples of the Americans will enjoy it. However, the program is a must-see for those of you with Creek, Seminole, Miccosukee or Koasati ancestry.
Post Classic Itza Script simplified the glyphs of the Classic Mayas, but they are easily recognizable as equivalents. If you watch the program carefully, you will see Itza glyphs that appear on art at Etowah Mounds and on Boulder Six of the Track Rock petroglyphs. I repeatedly saw the Royal Sun glyph on Classic Maya inscriptions in the program. Also, common was the glyph for mako or king.
The archaeologist, who surveyed Track Rock in 2001 and was a paid spokesman for the US Forest Service in 2012 and 2012, called those Maya glyphs, “Graffiti carved by bored Cherokee hunters.”
Look closely at the pubic guards of figures carved on shell gorgets in Georgia, Alabama and eastern Tennessee. Those abstract symbols are Itza Maya glyphs! Each one is unique for the political office held by the person on the gorget.
Enjoy the program!
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