Hello I am new here to the Forum, and This looks like a really good site to talk about so many things. I would like to speak about the Olmecs of South
America and their correlation to West African (Mali) Empire and people. There are so many Similarities, and so far i have not found any scientific dna
studies that have ever been done that links them at all, only pictures of statues and also writings and figurines of Gods... If anyone knows more
about Olmecs please feel free to post it here, thanks.
THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN OLMEC RELIGIONS AND WEST AFRICAN RELIGIONS
One of the most important connections made to show that the Olmecs were West Africans is the very strong similarities in race between the Olmecs and
West Africans and the ancient Nubians. In fact, during a scieitific conference held years ago, West African scientists identified Olmec artworkd and
representations of Africoid peoples as West Africans.
The Africans also identified cultural traits such as ear plugs, sarification marks and keloid tatoos on the skin and face, cornrows, braids and
tassels and even afro hairstyle as West African. Moreover, according to Ivan Van Sertima (African Presene in Early America), giant heads of stone to
represent important people in Africa was being done in the present era as well as in ancient Egypt and Nubia.
The 22 or more collosal stone heads carved out of solid basalt rock hasidentifiable Black African in racial features as well as cultural traits like
cornrow hairstyle, braids with beads and kinky hair as well as a type of war helmet identified as Nubian have been found carved in Colosal Olmec
sculpture connecting them to West Africa and the Egypt/Sudan region.
Hundreds of clay and terracota busts, statuettes and figurines also show Black African racial and cultural traits. For example, scarification marks
and keloid tatoos identical to those worn by West Africans and Sudanese Africans can be seen on some Olmec busts and terracota heads. Kinky hair,
cornrows, braids are also represented (see African Presence in Early America, by Ivan Van Sertima; Transaction Publishers.
The Olmec are known as the Xi People, a group that migrated from Africa. Another group of people who joined the Olmes were the Black Xia of China.
According to historians such as Wayne B. Chandler (African Presence in Early America), two of China's earliest Dynaties, the Shang and the Shia were
both heavily Black African/Black Oceanic dynasties, with Mongol Chinese as well. They dominated China about 2800 B.C. to 1100 B.C.
As early as 2200 B.C., members of the Black Shia began migrating out of China after they were replaced by the Black Shang Dynasty. The book, "A
History of the African-Olmecs presents many references from Chinese sources to support the fact of Black civilizations in ancient China.
About 1100 B.C., migrants from northern China predominated by Mongoloids called Chou, invaded the Chang Kingdom and described the Chang as "black and
oily skinned." During that period many of the Black Chang migrated to Southern China, Indo-China and the Pacific Islands. Others went to the
Americas, where they met an established Black Mende culture in Mexico.
RELIGIOUS SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE AFRICAN-OLMECS AND WEST AFRICANS
The African-Olmecs also had religious practices identical to that of West Africans, according to "A History of the African-Olmecs," ( published by
1stbooks Library, 2959 Vernal Pike, Bloomington, Indiana 47404 U.S.A ww.1stbooks.com ) Olmec religions included the use of shamen, the recognition of
the Venus planet complex, the use of the ax as a prop in the worship of the Thunder God and the importance of children in their religion.
In the African religion of Shango, shamen are used. In fact, a statuette of an Oni or Priest-king of ancient Nigeria falls in line with the
description of the Olmec Shamen given by early American archeologists in the Olmec region of Mexico.
In the Shango religion of Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Brazil and other parts of African-Americas, the very same religion as practiced by the
Olmecs is still practiced. As for Africa, the Venus complex is studied by the Ono and Bambara, both accomplished seamen who usd to sail the once
sea-covered Sahara and the Atlantic.
The Dogon of Mali specialize in the study of the Sirius star system and are experts in their accuracy and charting methods, without any telecopes. The
use of the ax and its connection to the worship of the Thunder God was also connected to the Olmecs. Both the Olmecs of Mexico and West Africans
practiced religions that included children playing a significant part.
There is overwhelming evidence in all areas that the first civilization in Mexico was influenced tremendously by Africans from West Africa and
Nubia/Egypt. All cultural and racial connections show this importand and crucial fact.
There is also a connection with the early Black and Mongoloid dynasties of ancient Shia and Shang Dynasty China, whose prehhistoric origins is said to
be Mesopotamia during the Ku#e dynasties and Ku#e Sudan.
The statue of an ancient Nigerian Oni or Priest-king dating back thousands of years shows him holding religious artefacts that have been found among
Olmec priests who are holding identical artefacts in the very same manner.
A large stone statue of a Negroid character at the San Agustine Culture site in Colombia, South America also show the same items in the hands of the
statue (see African Civilizations of America "James Williamson," website, community.webtv.net...
OTHER ANCIENT AFRICANS OF THE AMERICAS
Apart from the Olmecs, a number of other Black cultures and civilizations have been found to have existed in the Americas before Columbus and
thousands of years before Christ. The book, "A History of the African-Olmecs," lists them as well as those who personally excavated, explored or
spoke to the remnants of these early American Blacks of ancient African and Pacific Ocean origins.
The naturalist and author, I. Rafinesque (pp. 121, 186-187, 194, 208-209 lists many such Black nations in his work, "The Black Nations of America,"
(Atlantic Journal and Friend Knowledge; Philadelphia 1832/1833; p. 86. Some of these nations include the Wa#aw of the Louisiana Territories who owned
millions of acres of land, the Guale and Jamassee of the South-eastern U.S., the Black Caliornians of California and the South-western U.S.
A number of pre-columbian Black nations also come from Latin America. There are the Afro-Darienite of Panama, the Choco of Columbia who like other
Black Columbians and Black Latin Americans, are the victims of some of the most putrid forms of racism practiced today, including India's castism
againt Black Untouchables.
Posted February 04, 2002 - by Paul Barton
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