Re: Is the Swastika evidence of a common origin?

Susan Ford (
Wed, 08 Jan 1997 09:30:57 -0600

> Now, I understand that finding just one such commonality between different
> cultures is not proof that they had contact with each other, however I
> don't understand why the idea of a common source is so far fetched. Isn't
> it a common theory that the native peoples of North, Central and South
> America at some point in the past crossed either a land or ice bridge
> probably between Siberia and Alaska? If this is true, then why could the
> symbol not have been in existence before such a crossing? Shouldn't this
> common symbol at least be viewed as evidence that such widely separated
> cultures (such as the Mayans and the Egyptians) MIGHT have a common origin? Gord Bowman (

One reason for the popularity of the swastika could be that is it easy to weave
in a warp-faced weaving. You find it a lot on tablet woven bands.

Susan Ford
Norman, Oklahoma, USDA Zone 7a (Under Construction)