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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Map Rock of Northern Arizona, Aztec (Digital Reconstruction)

"This might be another of those "great visual resource but, after browsing a few of his other posts and his"about me" section, I worry about sharing this gentleman's website based on his apparent animosity towards academic archaeology." 

(Comment left by someone of the academic world on a previous post) 

Simply Asinine... Be careful where you share this, we wouldn't want anyone venturing beyond the academic curriculum and thinking for themselves now... I wonder where this animosity comes from...

Map Rock of Northern Arizona

There are literally thousands of ancient petroglyph and Pictograph panels out there in danger of being destroyed forever, what is considered as "Art" by many, and all I can say about that is... To each his own. It is a message from the past, intended for future generations... I am only one man, but I will stop at nothing to continue documenting and putting forth the effort to preserve and restore whenever, wherever, and however possible and with whatever method needed, Gasp!... I do not care whose feathers it may ruffle as long as it does not include an unlawful practice. I cannot tell you how bad I have needed help in the past, but as it would seem some just feel it is more important to put up signs near glyph sites warning us of "Delicate Dirt"... Really?... , and I hope to soon have a resolution  for this problem of many years... My apologies to those who don't understand my attitude which is largely based on past experience, or the amount of coffee I have consumed before I commence writing... ;-)

The following is with out any doubt one of the most difficult digital restoration projects I have ever undertaken. I don't think there is anything more I can do, except keep studying it. Unfortunately and obviously it is not a physical restoration, If Only...  My first objective was to restore to the point making possible the study of the panel in its entirety, the second is to share... I hope you enjoy...

Many years ago a friend told me as we drove down the road near Kanab about a map rock that a Native American had told him about that was in the area and supposedly showed details of the 3 lakes site and other things in the area documented/inscribed by the Aztec, I had my doubts but... who knows? When ever I hear the words, "Map Rock" my skepticism levels rise immensely.  Although the details he was told did not quite match to the following, I could not help but wonder if it is not one and the same that he was told of but to my knowledge the one he spoke of was never located, or has it been?

Some years later a Navajo friend from the area took me to show me a petroglyph site near Kanab, it did not dawn on me until after I documented the entire panel trying to learn what it was and discovering that it is more than likely the very map rock that my friend was told of.

After being taken to this site, and trying to repeatedly solicit rock art organizations for help with no success, we decided to take upon ourselves the project... consulting with a BLM archaeologist who just happened to be half Paiute and half Goshute,  My friend Glen, his wife JoDee and I set out to the site to undertake what we felt might be impossible due to the massive amounts of graffiti at the site. The amount of graffiti made it very difficult to document, this was near 15 years ago. Many days had passed while documenting this site meticulously using a mirror to cast light under the overhanging ledge where it was always shaded except in winter months capturing even the finest details and being very careful to distinguish between graffiti and Native American glyphs.

When we finished I knew we could not get all of the entire site into one picture and so we took photos starting from left to right and moving from top to bottom. It would be 11 years before my fellow researcher, Randy Bradford, put enough pressure on me to finish the project which I could not in previous years due to the lack of capable software. The painstaking process of putting the pieces or individual photos together began in about 2006, My only critics have been, the very people whom I sought help from, but received no response. Quite to my surprise, I posted this one year ago, and apparently there are some who just do not understand, this is not "Art" it is an ancient message from the past... a message intended for future generations... and whatever it takes to preserve that message, I WILL do... I don't care what the critics have to say...

Some say I obviously have animosity towards the academics, Ya think?...  my response is two fold, I have absolutely no problem with the academics IF... they discontinue the practice of throwing out the evidence for the sake of the theory... and second, yer damned rights I do! and have you EVER thought to ask why? their time would best be spent creating delicate dirt signs.... I have MANY friends of the academic world, these are those who took the time to ask and to understand...

I wish I could tell you the half of what you are looking at and what it took to recreate this image... but this photo is the results of all the work that Glen, JoDee and I put into it, not to mention 11 years later meticulously converting the photos to black and white and then matching them side by side etc... to get the end result you see here..

This map as I WILL call it, shows not only the 3 lakes site north of Kanab but also things pertaining to the presumed underground cities of the Aztec, one presumed to be found in the grand canyon, and things some would think has to do with the legends of Moctezuma and other things I am certain you would not believe should I tell. Why is this panel so important? Because it is a Historic event and validates some things found in the Aztec Record.

This panel talks of "the People" fleeing before an enemy and showing details of their tactics to evade them but was this the Spanish invaders, or some other unknown previous culture? It also shows the location of the cave in which the Aztec or author of this panel came from anciently and was their home for near 200 to 300 years after they had been expelled from their homeland of Aztlan. Most anyone can see the implications of the 3 Lakes site of which you can find North of Kanab and you will notice the hieroglyph activity at the 3rd lake or south lake, including two hieroglyphs showing broad movement or enter at the 3rd lake and "fleeing" from it.

There are so many things that this panel ties to, including an incredible story given to me by a friend many years ago having to do with a cave of the Indigenous, and of enormous dimensions containing amounts unknown to any man. Fortunately, as the people fled the enemy, they did not go to this ancient place likely because the enemy was not far behind them, and the enemy never knew of its existence. This panel also shows a navigation hieroglyph (nick named the key glyph) in which was used to travel back and forth between Mexico and their home of ancient times, it even shows in part how it is used it in navigation, it is believed to be the very signs and symbols used and mentioned in the Aztec Record of Diego Duran 1581, which is in and of itself one of the many projects of documentation I am tied up with.

However... Take it all with a grain of salt, I'm sure the experts are right, it is likely just hunting magic, cowboy scribbling, just plain doodling.... or just rock art.... and should you go to visit this site, although the signs are not yet there... please stay on the trail so anyone and everyone else can find it, and please... be aware of the delicate dirt.... I can see I need more coffee....

Anyone who has a serious interest in the study of the Native American Glyphs may inquire about receiving a much larger image for study. email tuscoro@gmail.com

PS... Those who leave comments, I generally do not get comment notices in my regular email, it is sometimes weeks before I even know a comment has been left.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Maps of the Ancient Past

What’s in the Maps

Many years ago as I was searching and learning regarding Aztlan, the Aztec and the key feature Lake Copala, lets face it, you are not going to find Aztlan if you cannot find the lake, I recall reading the casual comments regarding the maps of old. It would seem that who ever was doing the writing like to tell the reader what the Cartographers thought, and what the Spanish thought. This is a similar problem I run into today in scriptural studies, the modern scholarly authors are always telling us what the prophets of old “actually” meant, I never could buy into the idea that today’s scholars or anyone living today know more about what the ancient prophets meant, than what the prophets actually said. I think they said what they meant and meant what they said.

I tend to believe the Cartographers of old knew more about what they were drawing, and what they thought than those of today whom without any supporting reference tell us what the cartographer thought.

One of these things we were told was that the Spanish thought that California was an Island, where would the Cartographers get such a crazy idea? Well, likely because of all the maps they had access to when they created their map, and, surprise! As it turns out, California WAS an Island in the past, or very near to it, this is not a hypothesis, it is a fact. If you search the various cretaceous maps, although they are quite general, you will see the very high probability. The problem is, this was in the cretaceous period, at a time science attributes to having existed 60+ million years ago, certainly no man who ever lived could have seen California as an island right?

Another of these things which I had read is that the cartographers were mistaken in showing that the gulf of California extended at one time, as far as even Las Vegas. Well once again, since I had read this it would seem it is a proven fact and even some scientists are beginning to believe and see that this was the case in the not so distant past rather than million of years ago, there are a few stories documented in the past of ships sailing into this ancient Salton sea and becoming stranded, and references to a river some 7 leguas wide... Yet here again, the maps of old show exactly this.

One other key feature which was associated with several legends regarding 7 cities, on an island, in a sea,  the mythical place called Aztlan, another called it Avlon and one a little more ancient referred to by Plato as Atlan-tis, but the key to finding this mythical place of Aztlan was to find the elusive lake Copala. The authors of the past told us that the Spanish learned of this place from the Aztec, but the fact is, those early explorers knew of this place long before even Columbus thought of coming here. We were told the Cartographers “thought” the lake existed and so they placed it on the maps. Well once again it is a known fact that in the very place where this mysterious lake should be, there was indeed an ancient lake and again, geologist with their wonderful and flawless dating system, state that this lake hasn’t been in existence for 33 million years, geologist call it Lake Uinta. I have in former articles shown the uncanny resemblance of this 33 million year old lake and the mysterious Lake Copala on the old Latin maps. Why is Aztlan important? With some research, it will come to you... Many tribes of the past refer to it as "Turtle Island"

On 3 of French maps it shows a river flowing east from the mysterious presumed lake Copala, the Salt Sea which Humboldt was told of that the river he was following lead to, but he never made it to, yet somehow the cartographer managed to capture not only its near correct location but the very image of it, how could this be? We all know that from the location of Lake Uinta, if a river was flowing east it would have to circumvent the Northern Colorado mountains before it entered the upper waters of the Missourri, is it possible that in times past a river flowed East out of the basin? Well yes, but of course this was “millions” of years ago… This one is yet to be proven… But where did all the cartographers get this information of this apparent Lake Uinta? And some showing a river that once flowed east from it? The Gulf of California extending at times as far as Las Vegas? California being an Island?

Keep in mind, we know so little about the history of this continent let alone its geography including and more so the time table, and the things I have proposed as possibilities are much less ridiculous than the THEORIES of Pangea, Continental Drift, Polar Wandering and an Ice age let alone a “last” one… The things that they try to convince us of regarding geologic feature age, and taught as if it were a fact, did not occur as far back as they believe or have been taught to believe… the inconsistencies just keep coming, telling us that something is wrong with the dating system, but those who control the various forms of media keep creating their excuses… Many do not understand that the outlandish dates are as a result of a flawed dating system due to lack of understanding. Without going into that subject you can read more here……

Well, with these tales of what the Spanish or early explorers thought, an occasional map was shown, I always thought there were just a few… it wouldn’t be for another 15 years that I discovered that there are not just a few, it would seem that every known cartographer of various countries with the exception of those who did not have access to the Imperial Library of Constantinople which after 1000 years or better, was mysteriously destroyed by fire and a majority of its contents, or were they?  Yet some how they were all including the same features, not to mention capturing the very likeness of this 33 Million year old lake Uinta, I’m sure it is all just a coincident. I have seen at least 20 different digital maps made by various Cartographers, and there are several more, why is it a majority included these features? I believe this can be in part answer by one cartographer’s notes…

From an 18th century cartographer

“he said that a great part of it was taken from the original draughts of Mr. Blackmore, the ingenious Mr. Berisford, Capt. Nairn, and others never before published."

Septem Citta (Seven Cities)
Calicuas (Calalus)

Friday, September 1, 2017

If It Quacks Like a Roman...

Roman Scale Armor from Texas

Having already written about the discovery of Roman artifacts discovered near Tucson Arizona, and written upon the artifacts is a very interesting story in old Latin telling of Roman expeditions arriving here in about 700 A.D. until about 1000 A.D. when they were overthrown by the Toltec, I am left wondering again the reasons why the academic world is so adamant about suppressing the facts. I find it quite comical yet frustrating as I read the various reports which always follow the incredible finds of the past that might upset the academic world current fictitious and orthodox views of the history of this continent.

I have made no secret of the many Spanish exploration documents of the past which I have in my collection which today is no big feat and they are available to anyone who has enough desire to seek them out. I have read these documents over and over and one thing that seemed to slip past me for years but I began to take notice of, was that in reading the words of those who wrote them, it became very clear by the statements made, these people were looking for evidence of previous occupation of past Castilian expeditions in the areas of “the” New Mexico, which included Colorado, Utah, Arizona and a majority of parts of California and Texas. They made notations along the way in these documents, whenever they encountered Castilian Grapes, Flax and Walnuts just to name a few it was noted, how could there be Castilian Walnuts if Castilians were not there prior? and this can be noted in Coronado’s first expedition.

From Coronado’s first expedition into old New Mexico, Alvar Nunez, Marco de Niza and all the way to Antonio de Espejo, it is clear they were looking for evidences of past explorations prior to Columbus’s voyage. To give even more credibility to the many references the academic world seems to never give any heed to the many early maps of the New World, the very names mentioned upon them found also upon the Tucson artifacts, Calicuas (Calalus) and Septimania? Why are some written in Latin and not the old Spanish? Why would the reference of Septimania be on the maps of a culture who existed between 500 AD and 1000 AD? It was a cool name? Did the Cartographer just arbitrarily place the cities and the missing lake wherever he wanted to? At the end of the times of old Septimania is the beginning recognition of the Castilian.

How is it that certain cartographers of Spain were able to make such accurate renditions of the illusive lake Copala if they had never seen it? Someone clearly had seen this long before, and even the French Moll map in the rendition of the Lake he never made it to? Lucky I guess.

Lake Uinta Compared

And so it was of no surprise to me, that portions of Scale Armor, which was for the most part discontinued in its usage especially by the Roman Empire by the 13th century, was found in the very regions in which the Tucson artifacts evidences speak of, Western Texas and Northern New Mexico.

It is humorous to read the excuses the academics come up with regarding the reasons they were found here, One individual… excusist? Shall we call them, stated that of the Roman armor scale found in Aztec New Mexico, that is was likely a family air loom brought to the Americas by Coronado or one of his men and lost. What? Of which of you is going to join a Spanish expedition into the savage unknown as a soldier and drag a family air loom along over 3000 miles of sea, and then another 2000 miles north into the savage regions of the Indigenous?

Scales from Aztec New Mexico

Another individual made the statement that it was likely left over armor from the past and used by Spanish soldiers, "as it was known" that those Spanish soldier had to provide their own armor? Yet of course no references was given to this ridiculous conclusion. I challenge any of the academics to provide written documents stating that the Spanish soldiers who enlisted to join these PAID expeditions with a high expectation of death, were not PROVIDED with all that they needed and required to bring their own armor?

HOWEVER…. I am NOT saying that these two discoveries ARE as result of Roman occupation of the Americas, I AM suggesting that the possibility is there, the likely hood of Armor of any kind surviving the elements of time, since the Roman colonies came here in 700 A.D. and expelled as late as 1000 A.D. is next to slim, however there is one possible means…

In two primary articles concerning these artifacts, one of them apparently saw the possibility, as reading through it, it would seem the objective was not only to blame their existence on the Spanish, but to completely rule out the possibility of being of Roman origins and this I believe is because they were well aware of the discovery of the controversial Tucson Lead artifacts found in 1927.

Now for a little fun…

Here is one of the Reports, which I find is written in seeming desperation to keep a possible cat in the bag, it was from 1999 HUGH C. ROGERS AND DONALD J. LAROCCA.

(Pay attention to the careful but incriminating words chosen by Rogers and Larocca in this intended diversion article)

The article reads: 
Six Armor Scales from New Mexico
Probably Spanish, 15th to 16th Century Iron and wool (Dimensions given)… [Probably? This means they might not be, but of course they do not go there… can you say speculation? how about diversion? If not Spanish origin, then who? If the history is correct and the academics know it, why use the word probably?]
These six scales come from a group of approximately three to four hundred recovered from a region of New Mexico that the Spanish explored and later colonized in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. [Of course they had to open with this to get you focused on Spanish which of course is a possibility]
Originally the scales would have been riveted in an overlapping pattern, like shingles, to the outside of a leather or textile jacket (traces of fiber, apparently wool, remain under some of rivet heads).
They are important as the only examples of scale armor to have been found in the new world. [I wonder why that is? I mean if the Spanish were using them, why haven’t others been found? It is unknown whether Rogers and Larocca knew of the Texas find at the time of this article, but make no mistake, they most certainly knew of the Tucson Lead crosses discovered in 1927] They are also interesting because they represent a form of armor that appears to have stopped being used in Europe well before the colonization of the American southwest. [about 300 years prior]
Scale armor is an extremely ancient form of defense, with surviving fragments from the Middle East dating as early as about 1700 B.C. In Europe variation of scale armor were used from the Roman period through the end of the Middle Ages. [1300 AD] Full-torso armor of scale went out of fashion after the mid fourteenth century A. D. [None of the other soldiers were wearing them so to get the girls they had to wear the new in style solid armor… Fashion? Really?] But some scaled armor continued to be made and worn in certain circumstances as late as the seventeenth century. [Of course notice there is no reference or evidence to back up this statement, I for one would like to see it]
The coat of scales from which the museums examples must have come was probably [there’s that word again] owned by two or three generations where it was brought to New Mexico presumably [I should say so] on a Spanish expedition of the late sixteenth or seventeenth century. [Those poor soldier being made to go to school in out of style armor, the other soldiers no doubt made fun of them, kidding set aside, this is a possible solution to the presents of this type of armor being found on this continent] The armor was most likely worn by a soldier of modest means who could not afford more up-to date equipment, as was the case with many soldiers who came to the new world to seek their fortune. [in all that I have read regarding the Spanish explorations, I have never seen any suggesting of this, however possible, show me the facts]
You can always tell by the use of words, what the intended purpose of an article is… Why not just call them forgeries? Wouldn’t it have been easier? 

Scale Armor Found in Texas in 1870

Now this other possibility I spoke of early is this…
ONLY two of this type of artifacts have been found, contrary to popular academic belief, hundreds if not thousands of Spaniards have traveled these regions and killed I might add, it just seems to me that if there were SOME Spanish soldiers using this type of armor which even the academics knew had been discontinued in about 1300 A.D. it would seem that MUCH more than two discoveries of it would exist. But it is possible…

One discovery was in North West Texas in 1870, and the other in Aztec New Mexico in 1920. The Texas find was quite well preserved with cloth and leather still intact holding the Armor scale together but the New Mexico discovery was what you would expect to find, with solid but rusted scales with very little evidence of cloth remaining, if it were in fact of the early Spanish occupation.

There is one hypothesis that is no more ridiculous than the excuses offered by the academic write up, in fact I find it to be much more plausible. The indigenous each have their legends of an ancient enemy long before the Spanish, an enemy who were clad in Iron and whose weapons were so terrible their braves would fall to the earth long before their arrows could reach the enemy, many legends of a pale skin enemy of the past exist among them.

If in fact Romans came to this place of which is told by the Tucson artifacts, and the many other corroborating evidences ignored, it is HIGHLY likely that several of these “costa de malla” would have been strewn all over after a battle and if no one ever disturbed them leaving them where they fell, there is NO WAY any of them could have survived the elements of time from 1000 A.D. and today or even 100 years ago there would be nothing left of them. HOWEVER…. Do you think after a battle the indigenous in wonder might have examined the very thing which they noticed protected their enemy? Do you think that several of these were taken and incorporated into their own usage in war? To say no, would be like the United States military finding advanced weaponry of their enemy, and leaving it lie… Do we have evidence of this? Yes we do… and if the Indigenous gathered up these advantages in war, they would most likely have stored them in places where they could have easily survived these elements of time, and used them for themselves.

This is what I think is the source of the Aztec New Mexico find, and likely the Texas find is the result of finding the remains of  an Indigenous warrior who fell in battle either against the Spanish or even a rivaling tribe.

Recently I saw on History channel a report of the Aztec New Mexico discovery, each of the archaeologist when making reference to the scales kept repeating back and forth “Scale Mail” mail meaning scales or small plates, I did not understand this at first, but in all the expedition documents I have ever read and the many histories of the Spanish conquest, not common to the public the WORDS USED is “cotas de malla” this is also what you find in the archaeologist reports of the same, are these people really that lazy?

Cotas de malla is the words used in the old documents, the translating of this phrase is Coats of MESH, it DOES NOT translate to Coats of Scale or their new indoctrinated nick name of Scale Mail. Why is this so important? It would seem the effort is to convince you that all the references to Cotas de Malla in the old documents is referring to these Scale Armors that have been found and convincing you that it was common among the Spanish in the 1500’s and 1600’s of which it was NOT. MESH Armor however was, because Scale armor had not been used nor even manufactured since the 1300’s, WIKI at least got it partially right.

Have you heard of Iron Shirt or Chief Iron Jacket? 1790-1858. Iron Jacket was a War Chief of the Comanche and if history has portrayed him correctly, he was known for his arrogance and his ability to blow bullets aside with his breath, this because of his habit of wearing his “Coat of Mail” again misusing the term, had it been a coat of Mail, Mail being the mistranslation of Malla which should be MESH, then Iron Jacket would have been wearing MESH Armor, which he was not, of the many descriptions given, it is clear he was wearing SCALE armor NOT MESH. Where did he get this scale armor? This is an excellent example of the hypothesis of the Indigenous using ancient Armor of the past and now it seems an effort is made to convince you that the ONLY possible scenario is they exist as a result of the Spanish arrival to this continent.

Roman Colonies were HERE long before Columbus! Academics refer to them as Pueblo people… And there were many others who came prior to them. Why is this possibility seemingly such a threat to them or the system of control whom they adhere, Smithsonian.

"Cotas de Malla" Coat of MESH, NOT Scales