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Southwest Asia

 

Egypt

 

Indus Valley

  Analogues of the soaring, feathered headdresses of the Olmecas/Mayas? They are very common among other Indian "aboriginals" exemplified by these specimens from North India, followed by a Maya plumed headdress. (120)

Decorations with cowrie necklaces, the use of kilts, the whole idea of a slightly above-the-knee kilt or skirt, the use of totem masks and headdresses, even the style of weaving, all have analogues in the pre-Columbian cultures that have their genesis on the Pacific coast and the "aboriginal" cultures that survive today in India and throughout the rest of Southeast Asia. (120)

China

 

Europe

 

South America

 If Moche pottery is an accurate reflection of daily life, men hunted, farmed, fished, and fought in wars, while women cooked food and performed other basic domestic services. Based on pottery representations and later ethnographic accounts, women also produced all or most of a primary kind of wealth in the form of textiles. Ethnographic evidence from the time of European contact to the present suggests that nearly all women wove textiles, and even the most elaborate fabrics may have been produced by peasant women working individually in villages. (52)

Mesoamerica

 Analogues of the soaring, feathered headdresses of the Olmecas/Mayas? They are very common among other Indian "aboriginals" exemplified by these specimens from North India, followed by a Maya plumed headdress. (120)

Decorations with cowrie necklaces, the use of kilts, the whole idea of a slightly above-the-knee kilt or skirt, the use of totem masks and headdresses, even the style of weaving, all have analogues in the pre-Columbian cultures that have their genesis on the Pacific coast and the "aboriginal" cultures that survive today in India and throughout the rest of Southeast Asia. (120)

North America

 Between 9,000 and 2,500 years ago Desert West cultures worked out a marvelous array of subsistence technologies and strategies, and the aridity of the environment has preserved artifacts so well that we can reconstruct their way of life in considerable detail. Scraps of fur clothing have been found, as well as moccasins and woven sandals.(26)

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