The same race of people with super-sized heads lived on the Paracas Peninsula in Peru and in Tabasco State, Mexico at the same time . . . 800 BC-100 BC. They also later lived in towns upstream from Ocmulgee Mounds and Etowah Mounds in the State of Georgia, but at the time of excavation, radiocarbon dating was unavailable to archaeologists Robert Wauchope, Arthur Kelly and Joseph Caldwell. Both Mexican and North American anthropologists seem to have missed the evidence.
The chronology is highly significant. The construction of earthen mounds and the making of pottery did not even reach southern Mexico until around 900 BC, yet by 800 BC, the region was rapidly becoming a civilization. There is another bit of intriguing chronological evidence. Teotihuacan was a small village next to an underground temple until around 100 BC. Most of the monumental construction occurred dramatically between 0 AD and 200 AD.
The photograph on the upper right was taken late in the morning of July 7, 1970 in the Gulf Coast Room of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia de México. It seems to portray a group of bottleheads holding a meeting or ceremony inside a Mexican equivalent of Stonehenge.
On August 5, 1970 . . . the day after my birthday . . . I found myself seated on a bus, headed to Oaxaca, with an exotically beautiful cone-headed architecture student from France. I did not make the connection until 50 years later. Ironically, Yvette thought herself to be a freak and wanted to move to Canada after graduation, where people would be much more tolerant of French Protestants with heads like a character in the Star Trek TV series. Some of the male students at the University of Lyon even mocked her as “not being a real French girl.”
As I got to know Yvette better in the coming days, I learned that there were once MANY coneheads and bottleheads in eastern France, Belgium, Bohemia and Hungary. The Marquis de La Fayette was a conehead. They were more intelligent that the other ethnic groups and as such, composed a large portion of early Protestant movements such as the Cathars, Albigensians, Hussites, Huguenots, Lutherans and Calvinists. Possibly, several hundred thousand were butchered or burned at the stake by Medieval Crusaders and later, the Inquisition.
Like all the other statuary you are seeing in this series on the early civilizations of Southern Mexico, I viewed the objects at the time as “works of art” only and Yvette as a potential soulmate, not an anthropological treasure. I was an architecture student, a less than a month away from turning 21. I did not discern facts from the details.
Skull of young Ostrogoth man in Spain – c. 600 AD
It was only during the Pandemic, when I had the time to finally read the journal I kept in Mexico and look at all of the 2500+ color slides, was I able to interpolate what I experienced in Mexico, with what I have learned since moving into a townhouse near Etowah Mounds in 1995.
Now, it is obvious. There were several distinct ethnic groups living in southern Mexico at the same time. The brilliance of what was incorrectly known as the “Olmec” and Epi-Olmec Civilizations was the result of these peoples pooling their talents and mixing their genes.
Anything else I said about these color slides that I took so long ago would still be speculative. Mexican anthropologists now acknowledge the presence of a super-tall race in Mexico. Some remnant populations still live in the state of Jalisco and in the remote mountain valleys between Oaxaca and Veracruz. Mexican anthropologists call them Toltecas or Taquistas. The Upper Creeks (Kaushete) were Taquistas from the mountains of southern Veracruz, near its border with Oaxaca. It is highly significant that the extremely tall indigenous people of southern Florida was also called Taquistas or in English, Takestas.
In contrast, I can find nothing in Mexican anthropological literature that acknowledges the presence of super-intelligent bottleheads and coneheads in the early civilizations of Mesoamerica. No one in Mexico has done research on them or even dares to mention them in articles published publicly on the web.
The problem is that these hybrid bottleheads and coneheads were originally from southern Ukraine. It is the official policy of the Mexican government that only Asiatic peoples were associated with the indigenous civilizations of their nation.
The truth is out there somewhere.