Category: Mesoamerica

White Strangers and Papago Gold, the origin of the Tucson Artifacts?
By Donald Yates 22nd November 2017

Bearded Semitic merchant wearing keffiyah, from Hodges Ruin, Tucson, dated to Cañada del Oro period ca. 500-700. Rafael Serrano, after figurine published in Kelly (1978).   A supposed colony of peaceful, white-skinned Old World miners among the Papago Indians is traced to a small place of the same name in the Santa Cruz valley. Red […]

Ulli-drops: Toltec Notarial Practices and the Religious Dimension of Trade
By Donald Yates 15th November 2017

Quetzalcoatl face is surrounded by Ulli-drops and annotations in Old Breton ogam, all with gold infill, on the Judas-Benjamin-Isaac Cross (6B). Around the words IN MEMORIAM, there is what seems to be Ulli-drops, a kind of seal that served to certify the legality of a document. Ulli-Drops, random points or deliberate design “We sought nothing […]

The Hohokam, American Indians and Mesoamerica
By Donald Yates 30th October 2017

What You Thought You Knew about Southwest U.S. Indians is probably not right… Tucson Artifacts can shed light on American Indians The Tucson Artifacts bear reliable dates in the Christian calendar (560, 705, 775, 800, 880, 885, 900). They document the annals and prosopography of a distinct geopolitical entity, a Roman-styled military kingdom in Toltec […]

Evidences of Ancient Civilization Are Found West of Tucson
By Donald Yates 6th October 2015

The following is the substance of an address delivered by Robert F. Gilder, archeologist of the University of Nebraska in Omaha telling of the ancient fortress on the Desert Laboratory hill just west of Tucson.

Leaden Spear-Shaft Found in Location of Famed Artifacts
By Donald Yates 6th October 2015

Imbedded in caliche and gravel that apparently had been undisturbed for hundreds of years, two fragments of a leaden spear-shaft were found at the third lime kiln on the Silverbell road, seven and a half miles from Stone avenue and Congress street by university scientists yesterday.

Silverbell Road Artifacts to Be Bought by University for $15,000 If Found Valid
By Donald Yates 6th October 2015

An agreement whereby the archaeology department of the university will immediately take over the work of excavation where the leaden crosses and swords were unearthed on the Silverbell road in 1925, and which provides for the payment of $15,000 to Thomas W. Bent and Charles Manier, discoverers, as compensation for their previous expenditures and claims providing that future explorations prove conclusively that the artifacts are pre-Columbian, was reached by the board of regents at its meeting Monday