TRANSPACIFIC CONTACTS?
by
Dr. Mike Xu

Texas Christian University
EMAIL: m.xu@tcu.edu
The following materials can be used upon requests.


the Pacific Currents


Olmec Jade Earpools (900 B.C.)     Ancient Chinese "Bei"(Jade)  Longshan Jade Discs (2000 B.C.)

Olmec Jade Ritual Sharpener (900 - 600 B.C.) Liangzhu Jade Ritual "Cong" (2000 B.C.)


Olmec Stone Statues
Aztec Stone Statue
(A.D. 1000 - 500)
Shang Jade Statue
(1600 - 1200 B.C.)


Olmec Jade Ritual Motif
Olmec Stone Ritual Motif
Liangzhu Jade Ritual Motif
(All with four dots and a diamond in the middle?)

           Olmec Cleft-head Motif    Ancient Chinese Cleft-head Motif
(900 - 600 B.C.)                     (4000 B.C.)
La Venta Offering No. 4, Mexico (1100 B.C - 800 B.C.)
1 2 3 4 5 6
Compared the close-up shots for all six celts of La Venta Offering No. 4

Consecutive Motifs (top-down) on the Celt 4, 5, 6 compared with Shang Writings of China (1500 B.C. - 1000 B.C.)

Olmec MotifsShang WritingModern Character / English
Olmec MotifsShang WritingModern Character / English
Olmec MotifsShang WritingModern Character / English
 


Olmec Ritual symbols (St. Andrew's Cross?)


Shang Ritual Symbols                                     Liangzhu Ritual Symbols

 
Altar symbol for both sites of the Pacific?


Addtional Links

ABC NEWS
http://abcnews.go.com/ABC2000/abc2000science/newworld991019.html
(Early Crossings: Scientists Debate Who Sailed to the New World First )

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NEWS
http://www.ngnews.com/news/1999/10/100599/mesochina_6185.asp
(Ancient Writing Links China and Mesoamerica )

THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY
http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2000/01/001stengel.htm ( The Diffusionists Have Landed )

DISCOVER MAGAZINE
http://www.discover.com/feb_00/breakchinatown.html
(Chinatown, 1000 B.C. )

TCU MAGAZINE
http://www.magazine.tcu.edu/tcumagazine/articles/1999-04-AC-02.htm
(A Brave New World)

DR. GEORGE CARTER (TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY)
http://www.epigraphy.org/ancient_scripts.htm
(ON READING ANCIENT SCRIPTS)
http://www.journaldequebec.com/TopoDecouvertesArchives/sept23_chinois.html
( Des Chinois en Amérique )

THE JAPAN TIMES
http://www.trussel.com/prehist/news141.htm
(Chinese may have gone to Americas 3,000 years ago)

SMU
http://dailycampus.smu.edu/HTMLPages/Spring00/03-30-00/news_0330.html
(Speakers discuss historical controversy)
http://dailycampus.smu.edu/HTMLPages/Spring00/03-31-00/news4_0331.html
(Speakers discuss ancient cultures)

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, BYU
http://www.farmsresearch.com/member/insights/aug_99/travel.html
(New Journal Studies Ancient Transoceanic Travel)

Star-Telegram
http://newslibrary.krmediastream.com/cgi-bin/search/st TCU SCHOLAR LINKS ANCIENT CHINESE, MEXICAN CULTURE )

DONALD CYR
http://www.atlantisrising.com/issue14/ar14amerwriters.html
(AMERICA'S ANCIENT WRITERS)

http://www.alien.de/UnknownReality/08-1999.htm#3
(Unknown Reality)