The inarguable common thread between the Native Nations and the Old World cultures that we find evidence of at the INY-272 location is that both were human beings. This statement is a bit misleading to the uninitiated because the concept of being a "human being" over the concept of being "American" (or whatever nationality you, the civilized reader, happen to be) is important. Equally important is the concept of "civilized". The entities under discussion have never been described as civilized. However, the evidence presented and recorded by historians and archeologists demonstrates clear traces of behavior and accomplishments that equals or surpasses any civilized society. This allows an inquiry as to the meaning of "civilized" and the results qualify "not subject to civil authority" as a proper definition of "uncivilized".
The effort to construct cities and ships as both the Celts and Phonecians are recorded by history as doing implies cooperative effort. In turn, this implies submittance to some sort of authority to accomplish the task. In the United States, the "Mound Builders" acomplished tremendous tasks with cooperative effort. Farther east and perhaps a millenia earlier, a group of the People assembled stone works remarkably similar to old-world megalithic monuments. Closer to home, several bands of Native Nations gathered to conduct rabbit hunts on a huge scale and this too implies submission to an authority to accomplish the task. Additionally, The road systems and cities in the southwest attributed to the Anastazi or Hohokam people demonstrate tremendous acomplishment and cooperative effort. But in no case is the authority "civil". It is tribal and based on religious authority, not civil authority. Now, a logical definition of uncivilized can be "subject to religious authority".
Two specific images from the ceremonial observatory aid this analysis. The first is an image of the Law-Father of Celtic Religion, Lugh. The second is an image of Tanith, the Deity revered by the Phonecians. History admits that in these Nations, the authority was religious and not civil. This is the common thread.
Religion can be traced back to the beginnings of mankind. With this feature, mankind was a cognizant culture and no longer a species of erect tailless ape. When did this happen? How much time has passed since this occurred? I have no answer. To find the answer means looking for the beginning of cognizant man using religion to explain what we use science to explain. Few subjects lend themselves better for confusion than religion.
The basis for the religious beliefs of the Native Nations is a matter subject to incredible amounts of misinformation and deliberately contorted dis-information. Little has been properly written on the subject. The concepts, however are little changed from the original "Earth Mother-Sky Father" theologies from whence all religions have demonstrable roots. The differences between the tribes seems to be only the delivery of these philosophies, not the philosophies themselves. Notable is the adoption of the evolved and dominant "Sky Father" theology without loosing the devotion to the earth and retention of "Earth Mother" ideologies. Celtic religion seems to have followed a similar path.
The definition of civilized has several aspects we don't normally apply. The People maintained religious beliefs that were precedent to what is presented in Genesis. These People were branded as "uncivilized". Totally lacking in our modern conceptions of this word is the fact that in usage it is designed to be demeaning and offers the subject to ridicule. To be "civilized" one must disregard the laws of the Creator (as presented in the original myth) and regard the laws of man as superior.
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