niven began as a minerologist, but after exploring for minerals in mexico, he became an archaeologist. ive had difficulty finding more info on his work. he found 2,600 clay tablets in mexico that were reported to have shown lemuria and atlantis. churchward cited them in his books. the tablets disappeared, its known that he sold some.
" Niven established a private museum in Mexico City with more than 20,000 exhibits. It was later moved to Tampico. "
" he donated a large number of Mexican artifacts to the new Houston Museum and Scientific Society and served on its board of trustees. "
rubbings of the tablets may still exist. churchward had rubbings - so i hope that jack searches for them.
i think niven also concluded that the valley of mexico had been flooded twice, perhaps by the sea, leaving sand and gravel atop cultured cities.
nivens era was about 1850 to 1920
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nivens dated the tablets of andesite to 7,000 to 10,000 bce, saying it was the earliest culture in mexico.
he found hundreds of partitioned skulls, unlike ours of today. no mention of dolicocephalic or elongation. a place on each skull looked trepanned, but he said it was natural. "clearly maya in type" of skull, finding them in a toltec site supports the close association of toltec to mayan.
[the nations of the americas seem to be the record keepers of humanity, with archives at ica, quito, acambaro, and in the valley of mexico. ]
the mexican govt allowed niven to finance his digs by sale of relics. he estimates a sale of relics to 1800 visitors to his digs. this was after mexico passed a law protecting antiquities.
the niven tablets used symbols also.
when export of the tablets was stopped in 1929-30, ' they were buried for safekeeping in the yard of a house on the cliff above chairel lagoon near the panuco river'.
nivens mother was cousin of robert burns.