Today I’d like to direct your attention to the Ancient Aliens Debunked blog where Frank Johnson has a long and detailed article dismantling David Childress’s many and varied claims for the global cultures he thinks influenced the Olmec (hint: everyone except for any Native Americans), centering on his assertion that the Olmec stone heads represent African people. Johnson memorably declares Childress’s cut-and-paste methodology “Spaghetti Diffusionism,” because it throws everything at the wall to see what sticks. It’s a great read and well worth the time to check out in full.
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