- Mar 1, 2006out of admiration, i post the curriculum vitae of
Farouk El-Baz. how could one man accomplish so much. his expertise
in remote sensing brought him to my attention. if i could find his
email i would invite him to join our forum. he could contribute very
valuable info on many matters. he directed remote sensing of global
arid lands, applying space sensing to archaeology, and understanding
our solar system. probably he would be the most able to speak on the
composition and particulars on the other planets, maybe whether or
not mars is predominantly an iron-nickel alloy, or the red colored
ore is just a surface deposit, possibly meteoric in origin? his work
of sensing applied to archaeology in mesoamerica is especially
interesting to us. i would like to know the depth of sand at cairo,
or old heliopolis. he was born in zagazig egypt.
while researching my cherokee heritage i noted that etowah was a
word of cherokee, naming a city etowah tenn, and we have the unique
and strange mound culture of north georgia. this was the heart of
the cherokee nation, the appalachian region of the four states, with
nc, ga, and alabama. chief john jolly saw the trend of encroahment,
and apparently sold hiawassee island, and moved a portion of the
tribe to lands into arkansas, founding the western cherokees. they
were disgracefully forced along the trail of tears by greed, a
civilized nation, most wore clothing like other americans, and were
highly educated. by 1838 their treaty lands in ark were taken away,
and they were pushed onto a reservation in oklahoma.
the cherokee arrived earlier than i thought, by 1000 ce is cited
by them. if the culture of the etowah mounds is early cherokee, then
it appears much earlier than that, maybe as early as 3000 bce. i
need to compare the etowah relics to andean and amazonian art works.
lands like greece and peru have so much art and architecture from
earlier ages, that its no wonder that all those people who occupy the
lands later, are inspired and taught by what they see from the
ancients. consequently, i expect that had the cherokee came from the
andes, one might see styles and other diffusion carried over.