What follows is an interesting look at Mounds and their connection to burials.   Published as A Further Contribution to the Study of the Mortuary Customs of the North American Indians by the Smithsonian Institution, it is authored by Dr. H. C. Yarrow, then acting Assistant Surgeon, USA.

This seemingly reverse evolution - from complex urban settlement, metallurgy, and agricultural production necessary to sustain large urban civilization to the simple hut and village stone age settlement characteristic of the Americas north of the Rio Grande at the time of Columbus - has fermented no shortage of speculation of a "lost race".

In a world where are living things are one, the Cherokee see no essential difference between men and animals.  The animals, like the people, are organized into tribes and like them their chiefs and townhouses, their councils and ball-plays, and the same Hades.

Tlaloc is the twin of Quetzalcoatl, the two being an inseparable pair in Teotihuacan iconography.  A truly remarkable deity, also depicted with goggles - glasses - and whose attribute are strongly suggestive of cultural transmission akin to the the Q Gospel, a sort of origin civilizer.