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Nebraska Native gathering invites folks from the Southeast

Nebraska Native gathering invites folks from the Southeast

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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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  1. markveale@hotmail.com'

    Richard, The symbol found on the Savanna boulder “boat graph” the one with a “line with a circle on top” is a symbol of females deity pottery found in Yugoslavia, Hittite / Canaan areas. THAT’s A VERY OLD SYMBOL!! (6000 BC) Also Some of the Sea people built boats with bird figureheads that were reported during the attacks of the iron age Sea peoples against Egypt after Troy (wi-lusa) is sacked (1250 BC ?): Perhaps The return of some of the Vinca/ Cyclopean/ Minoan culture peoples after they created iron somewhere…Mexico, Ohio, Spain, Sardinia? The only pottery pieces with that symbol are females with “bird heads” are connected to an ancient mother Earth deity…these same cultures made dome shaped pottery with a navel hole / perhaps dome shaped mounds and used the triangle symbol. Sounds like some connections to West Virginia Natives, Bronze age Euro’s and the Amana bird culture of the Apalachee:

    “The ‘Old European’ Vinca pottery, artefacts and writing all show an immediately noticeable similarity to what was originally thought to be an earlier Ubaid Sumerian influence from the middle east. In addition, the Cycladian/Cretan cultures are suspected of having close artistic and possibly religious connections with the Vinca.”

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/10/7e/6e/107e6ef93dd011e8a9d97ad009aa34b4.jpg

    http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/Images/vincafigurine1.jpg

    http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/Images/vincamap.jpg (very far right side) circle and line symbol

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  2. markveale@hotmail.com'

    Richard, I knew I had seen that type of face artwork before….the Chachapoyas of Peru are a match and the “Vinca: DNA Haplogroup G (M201) is found in the country of Georgia. Also one of the figures has a match for the symbol found in Sardinia chest figures:

    https://www.ancient-origins.net/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/Chachapoyas-sarcophagi-peru.jpg?itok=xVmdAdKP

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/87/8e/76/878e764bfd2505b96206294e7c52d956.jpg

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