Originally posted by NativeAmerican
Recently I have taken a deep liking to anthropology as well as archaeology. Though admittedly a rookie in more than many regards I have come across a
book that refers to the ancient Sumerian tablets as translated by a man named Stichen (sp?). I'm unsure what the people here think of his work but in
Really wrong, and really bad.
For more details (I can go into greater depth) check out www.sitchiniswrong.com...
which goes into many of the details. I can read some (very
little) cuneiform script; enough to know that Sitchin is wrong.
This page has the specifics:
He just goes over one book. The reworking of the Enamma Elish is even ...worse. He has a habit of showing you part of the evidence only -- he
doesn't (for example) show you all of Palanque's tomb when he talks about ancient astronauts or translates the text that is on and around that
picture because the text (written by the folk who made the crypt) contradicts him.
he mentions a human named Ka-In (which he notes is the same character known as Kain or Cain in the Bible, and seemingly his comparison is
justifiable (if his translation is accurate)).
I'm sorry. He's a journalist and not a scholar, and it isn't justifiable.
I am not sure if the theory I am about to unfold (though more then likely not unheard of to many on this site) has its source starting with
Stichen's theory but it has been suggested by Stichen and notable others that Native Americans may in fact be the descendants of Cain who were
banished, though given a mark as to not be harmed. The mark is suppose to be bore by the descendants so contrary to a tattoo usually described it
would seem to be more of a genetic trait.
It's been advanced before, and genetics have proven this idea to be incorrect.
The inability to bear facial hair being the alleged suspect.
Many peoples have scanty facial hair -- and by the way, Native American men can and do grow facial hair. They had a habit of shaving using clamshells
or tweezering the hair out of their faces.
Roughly around the time Cain is banished to the time Native culture of the America's begins to rise seems to coincide. If I recall,
specifically being South America.
The Bible generations only go back 6,000 years. Culture in the Americas began over 20,000 years ago in the Monte Verde site. Although pre-Clovis
material is scarce, we have sites here in Texas that are being confirmed as at least 12,000 years old.
It's hard to decide what you mean by "native cultures begin to rise." There were so many of them in various stages around the Americas -- from the
Mound Builders to the Iroquois, to the Olmecs, Incas, Mayas...they all arise at different times.
There is more information pointing to this but it is getting late. What's also notable is my culture has legends of us leaving one continent
and coming to the America's by boat.
Check the legends... look for the oldest recorded versions of them. In many cases, "old legends" date from the darkest period in Native American
history, where they are being rounded up and sent to reservations and children are being stolen from them while they are being forced to accept
Christianity. After you've read several hundred of these tales you will start to get a sense of which ones are more recent and which are the truly
Of the ones I know about "the great canoe", most mention "the great spirit" which is not an original teaching of most of the tribes but instead
evolves after the Europeans come. This would be a cue that the tale is post-Christian influence.
Hence being a part of the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel.
Cain's descendants were never ennumerated among the tribes of Israel in the first place: en.wikipedia.org...
How do the people here tend to receive Stichen's work? What do you think about the ancient Sumerian texts, especially in regard to this?
Let me give you some sources to start with to learn about Sumerian mythology. It's really fascinating, and the stuff that Sitchin comes up with is
such... relly bad fiction.
As someone who has Native American heritage, I also find this site useful:
And this site on some of the archaeology of the Paleoindians. It's such a huge topic that this one site really can't cover it all.
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