posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 10:18 PM
Alright, let's settle this.
Originally posted by EartOccupant
Just shooting freely here:
Another possibility would be there was another (humanlike) race around at those times, some Neanderthaler like species, wich they used as skin donors.
The Aztec ruled only 500 years ago. There's NO way another Homo species lived at that time. Especially if there are no written records by any other
civilization at that time, which there were a lot of, considering that Europe during that time was pretty advanced in terms of record-keeping.
Originally posted by operation mindcrime
Or perhaps the people who made this statue were part of a more moderate streaming within the same religion that didn't believe in sacrificing
Doubt it. We're talking about the Aztecs here. They're arguably the most brutally religious folks in history, and sacrificed more than the Maya,
Olmec, and Inca combined.
So, why is it so hard for people to understand that it may not have been a human skin? Sure, it's known that they usually used human skin clothing as
a symbol for renewal. But they also used animal skin clothing as different symbols, such as bird:
Also, it's known that both the Maya and Aztec cultures ate monkey, so they knew they were around. And the foot on the flayed skin resembles a
primate, for sure, but it looks a lot like a spider monkey, which did inhabit the jungles in that area, and still do.