Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Chariots of the Gods

I've been learning a lot about the prehistory of Mesoamerica (Mexico, Central America and such) in my Mesoamerican Anthropology class. While archaeologists may not be sure about the whole story, one point that was hit on again and again is that aliens had nothing to do with it. That's right aliens are not responsible for the massive architectural and scientific achievements of the ancient Aztecs, Mixtecs, Mayas, Olmecs or Teltecs. Nor was it aliens, the Illuminati, Atlantian refugees or lost tribes of Israelites. While most of the these beliefs have gone out of fashion (or were never that widely adhered to in the first place) the alien one seems particularly persistent. This may be due in part to the 70's book and TV series Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Däniken. All this to say, that was the inspiration for my most recent attempt at 3D animation using blender. Enjoy:

3 comments:

~Jonathan said...

hahahaha. nice. :P

mattea k said...

HAHAHAHAHAH!!! Thats hilarious

Rebecca said...

Well this explains a lot! Thanks!