Indologist confirms maize in ancient sculptures
yuku at globalserve.net
Wed Oct 21 13:37:10 EST 1998
schlaf at my-dejanews.com wrote on Tue, 20 Oct 1998 12:28:50 GMT:
: In article <mcculloch.2.60.362BE1C6 at osu.edu>,
: mcculloch.2 at osu.edu (Hu McCulloch) wrote:
: > Oscar brought up nationality and religion as credentials for Payak and
: > Sachan.
: No Mr. Kuchinsky brought it up, and continously brings it up on a number of
Schlaf is lying, of course, once again. I did no such thing.
: Hindu mythology includes litature made up of thousands of stories in the
: Puranas, Jatakas, ect.
: Yet not a one mentions anything resembling maize prior to the 1530s,
This is ignorant nonsense, and assumes that we already know the ancient
name of corn in India.
: the Portuguese & Spanish brought Maize to India, along with chilis and several
: other New World plants.
: Also given the usefulness of maize, one would think it would spread rather
And it did. It was all over Asia, including China.
: (even asuming it was whiped out later by a blight).
Myself, I do not share Hu's blight theory.
: And with it's
: spread one would think to see many representations of it in the art of India
: such as the Temple complexes of Sanchi, Mamallapuram, Ellura, Bhubaneswar,
: Konark, ect. ect.
We have plenty of such portrayals.
: > Johannessen and Parker and Gupta have documented plenty of
: > ancient pictures of it, carved in stone.
: The majority of objects could be as easily interpeted as any number of other
: > Good point, but my suspicion is that archaeologists have simply dismissed
: > all corncobs they have found as obviously (indeed, diagnostically) post-
: > Columbian.
: It's common practice to test all organic materials found at digs,
: irreguardless of personal ideas.
False. This assumes that all archaeological excavations in India in the
past conformed to latest modern standards.
Yuri Kuchinsky -=O=- http://www.globalserve.net/~yuku
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