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Hybrid Paracas humans were the elite of the Olmec Civilization!

Hybrid Paracas humans were the elite of the Olmec Civilization!


Did the same people kick off Poverty Point in Louisiana, civilization in Mexico and the Paracas Culture in Peru at the same time?

The brilliant forensic artist, Marcia K. Moore, digitally reconstructed the head of a hybrid American Indian-Paracas “big head” and came up with humans identical to one the most enigmatic styles of Olmec Civilization sculpture.  This is a game-changer.

Many Zoque statues portray men with full beards and mustaches.

Long ago, when I was on a fellowship in Mexico and going through the obligatory journey through the Museo Nacional de Antropologia,  I quickly noticed that the art of the so-called Olmec Civilization portrayed many distinct ethnic groups.  The Olmecs had nothing to do with the Olmec CivilizationThat ethnic label was a major booboo by Gringo archaeologist, Mathew Stirling.  Seven decades of protests by Mexican anthropologists is finally persuading their profession to call this brilliant culture, a name reflective of its major participants . . . the Zoque People.  Even back in 1911, the Miccosukee knew that their ancestors, the Zoque, had been the major players and they told this fact to teacher J. E. Lazelle.  The information fell on deaf ears, because three decades would pass before North Americans would even know that this civilization ever existed.

The industrial-sized stone heads that predominate articles on the Zoque Civilization represent a minuscule proportion of statues created by its artisans over an 700 year period . . . somewhere in the range of 1/1000th.  Far more statues look like Anglo-Saxon kings with shoulder-length straight hair, long beards and flowing mustaches . . . as seen on the left.  Thus, the belief that these giant heads represent the “founders” of all civilizations in the Americas is equivalent to a book on “Sculptural Art in North America since 1200 AD” proclaiming that Civil War veterans founded all the nations in the Americas . . . except that statues of Civil War veterans represent a much higher percentage of public art in the United States.

A very common figure portrayed in Zoque art was a human with an abnormally high, bottle shaped cranium, no hair and slanted eyes.

Actually, the highest percentage of statues portray people of obviously East Asiatic origin.  However, there are also a large number of statues, which look like the popular concept of extraterrestrials.  These bald men with super-sized brain cavities are typically presented as the elite and are the focus of this article.  After spending a week , touring the National Museum,  I asked Dr. Romàn Piña-Chan, its director, about the diversity of physical types portrayed in Miztec-Zoque art.  He said that they represented the diversity of physical types among indigenous peoples in Mexico today.  He thought that many ethnic groups were participants in the Olmec Civilization.  Piña-Chan wrote THE book on the Olmec Civilization.  That is true except for the “extraterrestrials.”  The only place one would see those folks in Mexico today would be on reruns of Star Trek with Spanish subtitles. 

Dr. Piña-Chan explained the freakish looking figures above as being representative of an obsession by southern Mesoamericans with people with birth defects.  That is what you will read in virtually all anthropological texts, published in the past 50 years. Indeed, one does commonly see dwarfs in the company of Maya nobles in murals.  The anthropologists claim that these figures portray “children with Down’s Syndrome” [Mongoloidism], who also had hydrocephalus [water on the brain].  That explanation sounds reasonable, except that when you look at these figures, they are often portrayed as nobility or at least as a warrior or wrestler, such in the center figure of the images at the top of the article.   It is highly unlikely that someone with both Down’s Syndrome and hydrocephalus would become a great warrior king.  

In a recent video, featured on the People of One Fire,  researcher Brien Foester explained the appearance of Paracas* skulls, when the person was of mixed homo sapiens and homo paracas heritage.  The craniums were larger than normal homo sapiens, but bottle shaped and extended upward.  Pure homo paracas skull extended backward in a cone shape.  Whereas full-blooded Paracas skulls were covered in red or brown hair, some bottle head male hybrids were bald.  To date there has been no explanation why the hybrids were sometimes bald.  *Paracas is a 20th century mispronunciation of the Panoan word Paracusa . . . which of course, was the title used by Proto-Creek, Satile and Calusa kings in the Southeastern United States.  Paracusa means “Ocean-Elite” or “Ocean-Strong.” 

There are distinct differences between the skulls of full-blood and hybrid skulls, when compared to normal homo sapiens skulls.  Full-blood skulls are 60% heavier and contain 25% more space for the brain.  Full blood and hybrid skulls usually have only one parietal plate, while homo sapiens skulls have two plates.  The spinal chord enters the skulls of full-bloods and hybrids at a slightly different location.   Both full-bloods and hybrids have heavy bone armor at this junction . . . just like Creek skulls . . . which also appear to have much thicker bone in the skull walls, if compared to those of northern tribes such as the Cherokee. Apparently, over the centuries, some DNA from the Paracusa elite was passed down into the main population of the Creek’s ancestors. This is important information that should be incorporated into the analysis of our DNA . . . but probably isn’t.   The Red-Haired, Big-Brained People originated in the region around the Black Sea in the Middle East.

When supervising the exhumation of a mixed white-Creek-Cherokee cemetery in Cobb County, GA in 1996,  I could instantly recognize a Creek burial because the differences in their skulls and skeletal proportions.  We call the bony armor around the juncture of the spinal chord and skull, the Creek knot. The Creek knot also appears on Neanderthal skulls.  Several physicians have noted the difference in the skulls of Creek athletes.  An Alabama Creek woman told me a few years ago that her son would have been paralyzed permanently from a football injury, had not he been blessed by a “strange skull.”   Of course, the physician didn’t realize that the Creek Knot was a trait passed down sometimes to even people with a small percentage of Creek, Soque or Maya Indian ancestry. 

Marcia K. Moore’s reconstruction of hybrid Paracas heads match in every detail the portray of the Zoque Civilization elite in Mexico.

Note the constriction of the skull exactly where one sees them on Zoque statues.

The bottle shape and “dimples” on the “extraterrestrial” statues of the Zoque Civilization can been seen in the heads of Paracas hybrids. The immediate response to this overwhelming evidence is to assume that Paracas hybrids sailed northward and founded the “Olmec Civilization.” Here is the problem, however.  The Paracas Culture in Peru lasted from 800 BC to 100 BC.   It was preceded by advanced cultures with normal homo sapiens going back at least to 3,600 BC.  It was followed by cultures with normal humans.   On the other hand,  the “Olmec” civilization flourished from around 1200 BC to 400 BC.  It was preceded by cultures with normal humans, who were skilled farmers, but who didn’t make pottery or build mounds. 

The Epi-Olmec Civilization, which followed the Olmec Civilization, was actually more culturally advanced.  It continued to contain some bottle-headed elite, but did not construct large towns.  The chronological evidence suggests that the red-haired, big brained people arrived first in Mexico around 1200 BC then after spawning a whole bunch of bottle-headed offspring, sailed southward to Peru, where they stayed for about 400 years.  There is much about the history of the Americas, which is yet to be revealed! 


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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.



    Just read this on another site. The skeleton description is of a small boy, but could have been the small humans your article mentions.

    “Archaeologists in Mexico have been looking for an Aztec royal burial for decades. New sacrificial offerings have been uncovered at the Temple Mayor site. They have uncovered the remains of a young boy dressed as a warrior and the Aztec war god and solar diety, and a set of flint knives with mother of pearl and precious stone inlays, a spear thrower and a carved wooden disk placed on the feline’s back that was the emblem of the Aztec patron deity Huitzilopochtli, the war and sun god, and bars of copal. The remains date to 1500 CE. “

    • That’s a good point. If Mesoamericans attached great religious importance to dwarfism, perhaps the skeleton was of an older person.


    I have a significant date for you. Life in most of the Middle East ended on the night of the Passover (March 20-21) of 1185 BC, Julian calendar, no year zero.
    Northern Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Levant, were incinerated by heat hot enough to melt bricks and stone walls. How far east the incineration extended, I do not know. Egypt suffered, but survived. Sicily survived.
    The People from the Black Sea region likely left before this date, when the Middle East was wracked by warfare.

    • Do you know what caused the heat? Solar flair? Asteroid/comet impact? A massive tsunami wiped out the Danish archipelago around that time. The official date is c. 1200 BC, but with radiocarbon dating, 1174 is close enough. So is that why the ancestors of the Hebrews left for Egypt or were they already there? Archaeologists are having fits matching the Bible with what they are finding. The greatest city of Israel was Samaria, not Jerusalem during the reigns of King David and Solomon. Both could have been Samaritans, not from the tribe of Judah.


    Richard, have you noticed the “knot” marks on the stonework of both the Egyptians and the people of Peru? This could be a connection with that distinctive type of skull stone worker. “The chronological evidence suggests that the red-haired, big brained people arrived first in Mexico around 1200 BC then after spawning a whole bunch of bottle-headed offspring, sailed southward to Peru, where they stayed for about 400 years.”….Yes but where did they arrive from? There are the same type of “Bottle head” statues found in Egypt.


    Richard, One of the possible Parakusa people “motherland” could have been by the Eastern Side of the Andes by rivers into the rainforest? …a clear connection is the “Para” words still being used there, the “biochar soil” and the same type of Earth works in Ohio as they made there way North over time (1500-1200 BC) and one grope of them settling by the Pacific Ocean in Peru by (800 BC). Noted by the 15th century Spaniards and still living in the Amazon basin were “red haired white tribes”…most likely the Parakusa. Have the Snow Bird Sokee people of N.C, Tenn., N.E Georgia decided to send off their DNA? Thanks for the Great articles.

    • The situation in Peru still is confusing. The Creek languages definitely contain Panoan words and grammar, but the Creek elite had the name of the people living in the Nazca Plain. It could be that the Panoans originally lived on the western side of the Andes or that the Paracusa originally lived on the east side of the Andes.


    Riveting as always. I can’t wait to learn more about this. I’ve been studying it for years. Could it be they came from the middle east because they were driven out?


    Hi Richard, I don’t know if you’ve seen this but if you watch the documentary “New Zealand Skeletons in the Cupboard Episode 1. The Red Heads” at 13:34 , it traces the ancient history of the people you seem to be talking about,as told in their own oral history.
    I highly recommend that you watch it.

    • Yes, the lady is the spokesperson for the program is an email penpal of mind!


    That’s awesome! So I take it that you think it is likely that the people that you are writing about in this post are the ancestors of the Ngati Hotu people in New Zealand? According to the oral history recounted in the video they started out in ancient Egypt when it was part of the Persian Empire, traveled across the Empire and fought in the Battle of Kurukshetra near India, then left after being defeated and landed in Mexico, traveled down to Peru and then after being chased out of Peru after a series of wars fled to Easter Island where they created the giant stone heads there before setting off again and landing in New Zealand.It’s pretty neat that another commenter on this thread Mark, confirmed that the same “bottle head” statues were found in Egypt, just as the oral history implies. You’ve mentioned that you have the Creek knot, but apparently not the elongated skull characteristic of the Paracas skulls and not even the Ngati Hotu Maori have those elongated skulls so apparently people with the Paracas skull type no longer exist? I’m surprised because they traveled so widely leaving many descendants and there seemed to be many of them, originally. I also read about the “Anatolian knot”- I guess some people in Turkey have the same skull knot trait, perhaps they are related to the original group that left the Middle East after the Battle of Kurukshetra in the Mahabharata?


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