Maps of Ancient America
1847 Disturnell Map may show us that the Aztecs did not Migrate North , but
Migrated South.
Map shows us that the Aztecs once lived north of Hopi tribe

The map is connected to the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and shows
three migration points depicting a southerly migration route beginning in
Utah and including an “Antigua Residencia de los Aztecas� –
Ancient residence of the Aztecs.

The existence of the Disturnell Map and others now clearly show us that
places that had names like Montezuma and Aztec were already established
priority to archaelogical theories that credit the naming of these places on
the romaticism of 19th century U.S. archaeologists.

More evidence can be found to support the Aztec claim to North America
through linguistics. The Uto-Azteca language family spreads from as far
north as Canada down through South America.

Researchers of the maps, Rodriguez and Gonzales also believe that Corn
and their corn-based diets link the families together as one.  According to
Rodriguez, "Corn is a plant whose seedsthat must be cultivated. They do
not blow in the wind. Once you look at it, it’s obvious! It is a story about
how everyone is related."

Aztlanahuac: Mesoamerica in North America Map Exhibit

In the spring of 2005, The Wisconsin Historical Society and Memorial
Library at the University of Wisconsin at Madison exhibited the 19th-16th
century maps that indicate or allude to an ancient Mesoamerican presence
and migrations from what is today the United States.

The exhibit  included chronicles, codices, annals and interviews regarding
oral traditions that speak to ancient connections between peoples of the
north and south. Part of the objective of the map exhibit examines how
cartographers addressed this subject from the 1500s through the 1800s.

This exhibit is the result of part of the work of several Hopi elders, including
the late David Monongye and Thomas Banyacya, who passed on their
knowledge of these maps.
The documents firmly establish that the Hopi
never surrendered their sovereignty and point to an ancient Mexican
presence in their midst.
(A special thanks to Frank Gutierrez, counselor and
instructor at East L.A. College, who passed them on to the researchers,
and the many other elders who passed on other knowledge, guidance and
words to them.)

The overall theme of this exhibit is an examination of maps and chronicles
from the 1800s-1500s that show Mesoamerican roots in what is today the
United States. It is part of a larger collaborative and ongoing research effort
that examines ancient connections between peoples of the north and south.
Many of the maps point to several sites, purportedly associated with
Aztec/Mexica peoples and their migrations, but also with older ancient
Mexican, Chichimeca and Toltec migrations and that of Central and South
American peoples as well.

It CHALLENGES  the mainstream narrative of U.S. archaeology that tells us
that it was the romanticism of 19th century U.S. archaeologists that caused
them to place such place names (Montezuma, Aztec, Anahuac, Tula, etc)
throughout what is today the U.S. However, these maps (representative of
hundreds more and found at most major libraries and research institutions
around the world) clearly demonstrate that
such sites were well-established
long before 1776.

The research also examines oral traditions, many which speak of
connections (beyond migration stories of Uto-Azteca peoples) between the
north and the south. The concept of origins/migrations is complex,
philosophical and spiritual. The researchers here did not set out to find one
migration route, but rather, to understand why this information exists on
these historic documents. In the process, a clear connection between the
peoples of the north and south has been established to the entire continent
or Turtle Island. One such connection includes agriculture, specifically
maize, which is itself another form of a map.
Turtle Island
The Hopi  tradition, the turtle island is North America, with four arms a head and a tail. One arm is Baja, another the Bay Area peninsula, another is Florida, the other long island is
Nova Scotia.  The tail leads town to Central America, the head the Bering Strait.
According to the Chumash Indians of California, Mu was the west coast of
the Americas.   According to the legends, the west coast of Mu sunk into
the Pacific ocean (off of Malibu, etc).  That leaves the rest of the
Americas, and Aztecan/Atlantis as possibly one and the same continental
mass that went "missing" as most of its coastal lands on either side have
sunk into the sea, as well as some parts having suddenly risen several
thousand feet.   The melting
of the ice age glaciers also helped to drown the coastal areas that were

Since these coastal, frequented places no longer existed, having sunk, no
doubt this may have given place to the rumor of the entire "place" being

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Atlantis in Wisconsin
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1804 Humboldt Map
This map depicts the same three migration points, plus a fourth,
more northern one, pointing to Teguayo or the Salt Lake region as
the point of departure of ancient Mexican Indians. Humboldt
purportedly made his observations based on ancient
pre-Columbian codices.
This map depicts the same four migration points as depicted on the Humboldt
Map. It is also purportedly based on codices.
Interesting Map and article.
If one notices, the "Aztlanders" always had encampments and "towns" along
major waterways (rivers).  The Mississippi River also had hidden away Mayan
townships and encampments  which had been covered and silted over due to
ancient flooding.  These were first discovered with infra-red photography, and
some have since been uncovered.
Kath Gibbs
1728 Barreiro Map
This is the oldest post-Columbian map which depicts the four migration points of
ancient Mexican Indians found in later maps. Some sources also point to this region
as a former home for people from Central and South America also.
1569 Camocio Map
Several maps associate TOLM. with Teguayo.
TOLM. is generally found in the present-day U.S.
Southwest on 1500s-1600s era maps. Several
maps, including the 1569 Camocio map, show its
full spelling as Tolman, which is purportedly
associated with the Toltecs
These pictures show the
motions of the continents
during the last 200 million

Blue areas are deep
ocean basins.   
Light blue areas are
flooded continental
shelves and oceanic
Tan areas are land and
the red areas are
The Old Red Land
North America (Laurentia) collides with Northern Europe
(Baltica) to form the "Old Red Sandstone" continent.
During the Cretaceous period  it appears that Europe, Greenland, and North
America were still connected moving northwestward.
At the beginning of the Cretaceous in North America, the Mexican Sea of the
late Jurassic period spread over Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and parts of
Arizona, Kansas, and Colorado. During later Cretaceous period the Colorado
Sea became the greatest of the North American Mesozoic seas and extended
all the way from Mexico up into the Arctic, covering most of central North
America. Near the end of the Cretaceous the conditions in the west were
similar to those of the Carboniferous period with swamps and bogs forming
which would later become valuable deposits of coal.

During the close of the Cretaceous period, the Rockies and the East Andes
mountains became elevated and there were extensive flows of lava. The
Appalachians, which had been reduced almost to a base level by erosion,
were rejuvenated, and the seas retreated from all parts of the continent.

The mountains in North Carolina continued to experience erosion. During the
last half of the period, eastern areas sank slowly below sea level and the
ocean invaded the Coastal Plain. Rocks in the Blue Ridge and Piedmont rose
slightly. Warm climate in North Carolina.

By the end of the Cretaceous, about 75% of all species, including marine,
freshwater, and terrestrial organisms, became extinct. The rather abrupt
disappearance of Cretaceous life remains a mystery. A popular theory was
introduced in 1980 by Luis Alvarez and his colleagues at the University of
California. Alvarez suggested that the Earth was struck by an asteroid or
comet about 6 miles (10 kilometers) in diameter around 65 million years ago.
Such an impact an impact (or series of impacts) would spread dust into the
atmosphere, suppressing photosynthesis and disrupting the food chain.
Evidence of an impact includes a layer of iridium in the rock record, plus some
probable impact craters dated back to the late Cretaceous.
Began: 570 million years ago
Ended: Current
Lasted: Current

Began: 245.0 million years ago
Ended: 066.4 million years ago
Lasted: 178.6 million years

Began: 144.0 million years ago
Ended: 066.4 million years ago
Lasted: 077.6 million years

The Cretaceous period was marked in North America and Europe, by
extensive submergence of the continents. Changes both in the Earthâ
€™s surface and its flora and fauna brought the Mesozoic to a close at
the end of the period.
The Cherokee speak  about coming from the 'OLD RED LAND '
Most thought that this had to have been Venus.
My belief is that the Old Red Land is not Venus but Old Earth.
Mary Sutherland
Jonathan Carver's map showing northwest Wisconsin's
"Coppermine Branch
Ancient Maps Supporting theories that the
Aztec and Toltecs were in North America
First -
THEN  migrated South
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