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by santyago61
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Africa, Canaan, and South America
Replies: 17
Views: 33703

I stand corrected -- new research says "mama" and "dada" are in the brain not the mouth. Though "m" and "d" are among the first consonants that a baby utters. New brain research: A baby's first words are often "mama" and "dada," much to the delight of parents. Now scientists think they know why. Bey...
by santyago61
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Africa, Canaan, and South America
Replies: 17
Views: 33703

You are most likely right. Hard to say with only minimal archaeological evidence of the migration. The Athabaskan languages of Alaska & Canada (including the Navajo language) have been connected to Paleosiberian: http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/334139.html But it doesn't get us to the Inca lang...
by santyago61
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Africa, Canaan, and South America
Replies: 17
Views: 33703

Wouldn't the first Americans be more likely to speak Proto-Sinitic and not PIE?
by santyago61
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Africa, Canaan, and South America
Replies: 17
Views: 33703

What do you mean we don't know where the Inca came from? Current science is in general agreement that the Inca civilization arose from populations that migrated to the New World from Northeastern Asia between 40,000 and 14,000 years ago. Of course, von Daniken would say they came out of a spaceship....
by santyago61
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Africa, Canaan, and South America
Replies: 17
Views: 33703

The ma syllable is just one of the first syllables a human baby can form -- frequently while looking at his/her mother. So "mama" (mother in Swahili) and "mum" or "mom" or "momma" or mummy" in English mean mother because they are one of the first words babies can form. "Baba" (father in Swahili) or ...
by santyago61
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Gulf Wrecks
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Ballard's expedition:

http://www.marinelink.com/Story/ShowSto ... yID=206102

kbs -- check this out. Very detailed account of research on submerged prehistoric sites in the Gulf.

http://www.gomr.mms.gov/homepg/whatsnew ... ession.pdf
by santyago61
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Africa, Canaan, and South America
Replies: 17
Views: 33703

The Erich von Daniken Anti-science Award for Completely Specious Connections goes to Philip Ochieng! The Maasai and the Inca??? Really??? In Chinese, the syllable ma means different things depending on tone. it can mean: question marker mother horse agate hemp curse numeral But the syllable exists i...
by santyago61
Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: More Crappy Reporting!
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

There are some identified Punic remains at Carthage but they are domestic dwellings and are certaintly not "monumental".

Amazing anything survived considering the Roman attack then the Islamic destruction in 698.

Sack the NYTimes fact-checker!
by santyago61
Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Gulf Wrecks
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Shipwreck databases are kept by the State Historical Preservation Offices in all the Gulf states. These databases are not available to the public to dissuade looters. There are several private firms with nautical archaeology programs in the Gulf area that conduct frequent shipwreck investigations. T...