posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 03:27 PM
This is exactly why they should DNA test all the skulls. Red hair is not widely apparent in the 'Indigenous people" There were the Cloud people who
were supposedly Fair skinned and red haired. Are we talking about two or more different lines? Are the present people directly descendant?
I don't disagree.
The artistic renderings of the Olmec culture alone are a puzzle in the range of variety in morphologies seemingly expressed where there at times seems
very definite Asian features complete with epicanthic folds, while some express more Southern Asian, and Indus styles with stylized mustaches, and
still a great many others would seem to conform more closely with an African Phenotype.
Without looking for any papers to cite, however, we can't be sure there hasn't been a DNA study in comparing extent descendents with these remains.
Something else worth possible mention is that the "savages" encountered by Columbus (extinct now), called The Tainos, dominated the Caribbean, and
may have lent some genetic diversity in fringes straying South.
If I'm not recalling incorrectly, The Tainos were of fairer complexion than the peoples inhabiting the Mainland of Mexico, and the rest of South
Certainly there are indeed legends and myths in these cultures of blond haired people, but, these could very well be similar the Blue Skinned people
and deities we're familiar with out of India, and more a product of mythology in reverence for the element gold that coincidentally happened to be
As to red hair, there are indigenous forest peoples extent today in the Amazon that express red hair coloration, though not too common (which I
frustratingly can't find any examples of such)
Whatever the case, the South American Cultures were indeed quite fascinating, and especially such so because much of the "civilized" culture we have
in example date quite recently (within 2000 years) yet, we've so little to go on in comparison with similar level of development cultures.