posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 11:17 AM
Originally posted by PerfectPerception
reply to post by yampa
thanks for responding.
I have looked,and looked myself for the pictures of the engravings...that does not mean this thread is obsolete or as you stated " in bad shape" I
will be waiting for you to compile a thread and do better.
At the end of the day,Comalcalco being the only Olmec/Mayan or central American site to be found using fired bricks is fascinating alone.
did you see the Mediterranean looking ceramic heads? what about them?
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Oh yeah, I'm not saying Comalcalco isn't an interesting site otherwise. The Olmec heritage particularly interests me. I'd like to go down there some
time. It was definitely worth a look, thanks for posting, but there isn't too much point continuing if there is no evidence. I thought the statues
there look like Westerners too.
Bit of an aside, but you notice some of the eyes are missing from Olmec statues and the ones you posted? Apparently the Olmecs had the ability to
make very high quality mirrors, and they sometimes used them to fill the eyes of the statues. The high quality of these mirrors is not widely known
about. Not bad for 1000BC.
There is some interesting academic work on these mirrors. Lunazzi observes Olmec mirrors that are able to project an image of an object and make it
look like it is floating. This is a well known trick these days (you can buy a mirror device that will do this in any novelty shop), but I imagine
back then it would have looked amazing.
Olmec mirrors: an example of archaeological American mirrors by J.J. Lunazzi
pdf link to the paper: arxiv.org...
On the quality of the Olmec mirrors and its utilization by J.J. Lunazzi
From the information we obtained it is clear that Olmec mirrors are very valuable cultural elements of a quality not known to the optical community
neither to the general public. The precise characterization of its optical parameters seems not being completely reported, so that its measurement can
be an interesting subject of research. "
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