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Originally posted by randyvs
Originally posted by LostWorldsORG
reply to post by randyvs
Not in this season but who knows about the future. Hopefully the show will be popular and History Channel will produce a second season.
I thought the first show was superb as well the links you've provided. I'm sure you can tell I'm really glad to see a
cutting edge program like this. Just what the doctor ordered .Are you going to be hanging around ATS often ? I mean most smart people do.
Cut to the chase, I give you the floor Lost. I'm diving into some links.edit on 22-12-2012 by randyvs because: (no reason given)
The Hopewell tradition (also called the "Hopewell culture") describes the common aspects of the Native American culture that flourished along rivers in the northeastern and midwestern United States from 200 BCE to 500 CE. The Hopewell tradition was not a single culture or society, but a widely dispersed set of related populations. They were connected by a common network of trade routes,  known as the Hopewell Exchange System. [ex/]
At its greatest extent, the Hopewell exchange system ran from the Southeastern United States into the southeastern Canadian shores of Lake Ontario. Within this area societies participated in a high degree of exchange with the highest amount of activity along waterways. The Hopewell exchange system received materials from all over the United States. Most of the items traded were exotic materials and were received by people living in the major trading and manufacturing areas. These people then converted the materials into products and exported them through local and regional exchange networks. The objects created by the Hopewell exchange system spread far and wide and have been seen in many burials outside the Midwest. 
It was through these people that the meso Americans first made inroads into the Mississippi basin., or the people of continued to utilize very ancient routes to the raw materials they left behind when they fled the great calamity.edit on 22-12-2012 by punkinworks10 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by punkinworks10
reply to post by LostWorldsORG
I found your site fascinating and illuminating on many levels.
I am keenly interested in the astronomical ideas involving the Taurid meteor showers.
It re enforces some ideas I've held for quite some time, namely that the meso American calender and its long cycle was based on the observation of periodic appearances of a swarm of celestial objects that were the remainders of the so called "clovis comet" that continued to rain misfortune upon the people of the world for many generations.
The survivors of the north American impact fled south and formed a partial cultural foundation for the subsequent people of meso America. Their mythos tells the tale of this disaster..
The meso American influence in the gulf and up river into the interior of north America is pretty clear. In all of north American native culture its within the mound builders you find the pan pipe , an instrument widespread in south American and central America, but virtually absent from north America, except for the mound builders.
The change from a reasonably egalitarian society with little class distinct to a highly stratified society with a clearly defined ruling elite speaks highly of mesoamerican influence.
Originally posted by dieglocke
reply to post by randyvs
I'm Native American from the Cherokee Nation tribe and it's been taught that our tribe ancestors were Mound and pyramid builders. The Cherokee were from Georgia. Also stories passed down of our tribes actually trading with Mayan and that our Ancestors were from the Star constellation Pleiades.
This is stuff that most will not know or be able to read about. I'm an active member in my tribe and these stories are held close to the chest with our tribe.
Originally posted by TheCanuckian
reply to post by Sphota
What makes it harder is those who landed in the America's from Europe killed many of these natives and destroyed their lands and their culture to avoid having to recognize them later. Those peaceful weak tribes that remained were kept around as long as they caused no problems.