In 1936, people found many heads carved from large stones on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The largest statue was more than three meters high and weighed more than 30 tons. According to research, these heads are all from the earliest American civilization, that is, the Olmec civilization. From the outside, the lips of the stone statue are thick and a little African. He has a heavy expression, his eyes staring straight ahead, and he wears a patterned hat or helmet on his head. The most amazing thing is that, according to expert research, these stone statues were not made from local materials, but were shipped from a place hundreds of kilometers away.
P86 Olmec Avatar Photo Credit: Courtesy banner design of Times Publishing Olmec Statue Who carved these heads? What is the use of sculpting such an avatar with so much effort? Why do you have to transport it to the seaside after carving it? In the 1990s, after some Chinese scholars examined cultural relics including the Olmec megalithic statues, they came to an astonishing conclusion: the Olmecs were descendants of the Shang Dynasty who crossed the sea to America! As soon as this conclusion was announced, it immediately shocked the historians. For a time, the "Yin people crossing the sea theory" had a great influence.
Scholars who held this view put forward a lot of evidence. One of the most important points is that they found many inscriptions similar to oracle bone inscriptions on the existing Olmec jade pieces, and compared them with the oracle bone inscriptions one by one. In addition to this, Olmec culture also seems to have a very mysterious connection to Shang culture in many ways. For example, the Olmec culture can be called the grandfather of the Native American culture, but its own origins are very mysterious and no one can tell. Regarding the question of where the Olmecs came from, future generations can only infer from the remains that it began about a thousand years ago, and this time point coincides with the time of the demise of the Shang Dynasty.