Images: The Tamaulipas-Chattahoochee Connection
During the past three decades, Mexican archaeologists have begun to study the advanced cultures of Tamaulipas State, which adjoins the Gulf of Mexico and the US State of Texas. When I was in college, the text books said that there were no advanced cultures or agriculture in Tamaulipas . . . totally false statements.
An advanced culture appeared on the coast of Tamualipas around 1000 AD . . . at the same time that Etowah Mounds, Ichesi (Ocmulgee National Monument ~Lamar Village) and several other “Mississippian” mound town sites were being founded. The original occupants of western Tamaulipas were driven out of the region by Chichimec barbarians around 1200 AD. They were driven out of the coastal towns around 1250 AD . . . the same time period in which new occupants arrived at many town sites in Georgia and Alabama.
The photo above is of an earthen mound in Tampico, Tamaulipas. Its original shape was pentagonal like the principal mounds on the Lower Chattahoochee River in Georgia and Alabama. Its scale is identical to a five sided mound at the massive Rood’s Creek Archaeological Site in southwest Georgia. Below is a virtual reality image of the mound at Roods Creek. They were almost identical.
I have been able to translate several place names in Tamaulipas with Muskogean, Natchez or Chitimacha dictionaries. Several place names contain the Muskogean suffix, which means “offspring of.”
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