posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 05:42 PM
Very cool thread, thanks for posting! It amazes me just how in tune our ancients were, especially when you think of how you were taught about them
back in school. You know, simple hunter/gathers many sacraficed themselves out of fear of the gods wrath, etc, etc. I have been giving this topic much
thought as of late.
Recently (I believe on 12/21) H2 premiered a new show ?"America Unearthed"? perhaps I should google the title... Yes that is the correct title.
Anyway S1-EP1 was on the Mayan mystery of where 3mil Mayan disappeared to. Anyways, he researched a location in Georgia that has traces of Maya as
well I believe in Miami (Mia-mi) and out west. After watching the episode something caught my attention. The cobblestone walls looked eerily similar
to an old graveyard here in NE Pennsylvania. Just a 3 minute walk from the beach of the largest man-made lake in the state Lake Wallenpaupack sits a
graveyard that I had visited once. What struck me initially was the set up, I couldn't help but feel that the gravestones themselves came long after
the cobblestone wall was built. So I was already thinking that it was the site of an old Native American reservation. Whats interesting about these
gravestones is that date back all the way to 1802 and even older but many of the older stones are worn and can't determine the age. If settlers
didn't settle in this area until around 1775 that makes this site one of the first graveyards in the area for settlers!
So the documentary had me thinking....if there is clear evidence that the Maya travelled north to Georgia then what stopped them from going further.
When I begam researching local Native American tribes one stood out. The Shwanee seem to be the only tribe in this region familiar with metallurgy so
it begs the question: Where did they come about this knowledge whilst the other local tribes did not?
There was also research done at the Earthworks in Ohio by the Hopwell Indians that have a striking similarity to the Maya. In fact their site is
aligned with the Sun and Moon measurements as it is with the solstices.
Hopefully in early March I'll take a trip to Lake Wallenpaupack and take so photos of the site to share here on ATS.