A team of researchers at The Academy of DNA Genealogy (USA),1 undertook a study of the intriguing connection evident between four ancient cultures spread across the world, based on ceramic artifacts bearing nearly identical motifs.2 Remarkably, these motifs largely included symbols of the ancient Religion of the Sun.
Anatole A. Klyosov,3 and Elena A. Mironova, the researchers in this study, published their findings in 2013 in a paper titled “A DNA Genealogy Solution to the Puzzle of Ancient Look-Alike Ceramics across the World.” 4
The ceramics examined in this study were from:
- The Yangshao culture in China (Yellow River basin), c. 8000 – 4000 years before present.
- The Ban-Chiang culture in Thailand (near Laos border), c. 7400 – 3800 ybp.
- The Anasazi-Mogollon culture in North America (modern day parts of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado), c. 7500 – present.
- The Trypillian or Cucuteni-Trypillian culture in Europe (parts of present day Ukraine, Moldova, and Romania), c. 6500 – 5500 ybp.
These four ancient agricultural cultures left behind an abundance of ornately-decorated ceramics. When compared, in total the study identified distinct similarities in 45% of the ceramics examined (mostly by way of common symbols and patterns), indicating a strong connection.5
The researchers concluded that it is unlikely that these similarities are mere coincidence, and they believe there is an ancient common connection between these four cultures. They proposed that:
“A possible explanation is that an ancient culture initiated certain ceramic designs and patterns, and that cultures in Eastern Europe, China, Thailand, America are “derivative” or “descended” from the designs of that ancient culture. This connection could be the result of physical migrations, or demic diffusion.”6
Interestingly, the study also postulates a likely DNA connection between these four cultures, with the hypothesis that all four are connected to the Indo-European migrations that took place between 5500 and 3000 ybp via the presence of R1a DNA throughout Eurasia. And while there isn’t an officially confirmed link between R1a migrations and the Americas yet, according to the study the consideration of R1a haplotypes in the pre-Columbian Americas doesn’t conflict with this hypothesis.7
While the mainstream historical narrative largely dismisses evidence of ancient cross-oceanic migration, finding artifacts bearing the same symbols and nearly identical artistic expressions on continents separated by vast distances and oceans is just another piece in the puzzle pointing to the contrary.
Many of the ceramics from these four cultures include symbols such as spirals, double spirals, triskeles, swastikas, solar crosses, and depictions of “the Great Goddess.”8 These symbols, which encapsulate various universal and spiritual principles, were widely used and diffused throughout the world by the lost civilization of the sun.
More information about the academy can be found here via Google Translate.
Klyosov, Anatole A., and Elena A. Mironova. “A DNA Genealogy Solution to the Puzzle of Ancient Look-Alike Ceramics across the World.” Advances in Anthropology. July 12, 2013. Accessed September 13, 2017. http://file.scirp.org/Html/35722.html.
Anatole Klyosov’s Web Page. Accessed September 13, 2017. http://www.anatole-klyosov.com/.
The full study can be read here.