Richard Thornton | May 9, 2017 | 23
National Geo Video: Oldest known American skeleton found in Yucatan
An intact, 13,000 year old skeleton of a teenage girl was found in a cave in Northern Yucatan, Mexico in 2007. These underwater videos are incredibly clear. You will be amazed. There is one problem though. This film is relatively new, but in 2008 a 13,600 year old skeleton with different ethnic characteristics was found by the same archaeologists in a nearby cave. The viewers are never told that.
Comments on the website should be viewed with skepticism. The attached text said that the skull had the same DNA as modern Native Americans. Okay which modern Native Americans? Ninety to ninety-five percent of all indigenous Americans died in the European Holocaust. No DNA test markers exist for many major indigenous ethnic groups in the Americas, such as the Muskogeans.
The text then says that this discovery proves that all Native Americans came over the Bering Strait land bridge at the same time. No, it only means that ancestors of modern Native Americans lived in Yucatan 13,000 years ago.
The release of this film was in 2015, yet in 2008 a woman’s skeleton was found by the same archaeologists, which was 600 years older. Her reconstruction is pictured above. Those same archeologists made this statement in 2009:
“According to Arturo González, the director of the Desert Museum in Saltillo, Mexico, and the lead archaeologist of this project, the bone structure of the skeleton is more consistent with that of people from Southeast Asia than that of people from Northeast Asia. This similarity with Southern Asian skeletal types has called into question the timeline and geographic origin in the current theory of New World settlement by peoples from Northern Asia. This implies that people may not have come to America from North Asia through a land-bridge which is now underwater as previously thought.”
In other words, the very same archaeologist, quoted in this video, made an opposite statement several years before this video was created for National Geo TV.
These types of things are what drives me up the wall about the current crop of archaeologists. They present themselves as scientists, but in “educational films” aimed at the general public, will say totally illogical statements or do deceptive things without hesitation to make “their side” seem to be right. What if no modern Native Americans came over the land bridge? What if they came by boat or across the Arctic region from where they evolved in central Russia? What if they came via many routes? Do you get my gist?
To see this video, go to the URL below.
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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.
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