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At the height of Mayan civilization, body modification included a variety of alterations of the teeth. Teeth were sharpened to points, or into the letter "T" to represent the wind-glyph, and green jade was inlaid to "purify breath or express elegant speech." Other minerals inserted into teeth included iron pyrites, hematite, turquoise, quartz, serpentine, and cinnabar.

At the height of Mayan civilization, body modification included a variety of alterations of the teeth. Teeth were sharpened to points, or into the letter "T" to represent the wind-glyph, and green jade was inlaid to "purify breath or express elegant speech." Other minerals inserted into teeth included iron pyrites, hematite, turquoise, quartz, serpentine, and cinnabar.

Collection Of Historical Artifacts. So how come we are tough they are so primitive during that time. Artifacts are showing other wise.

Collection Of Historical Artifacts

Collection Of Historical Artifacts. So how come we are tough they are so primitive during that time. Artifacts are showing other wise.

Estevanico, an African Moor conquistador landed in N. America in 1527 (stuff they don't teach in world history)

Estevanico, an African Moor conquistador landed in N. America in 1527 (stuff they don't teach in world history)

Appalachian people who boasted of Portuguese ancestry to avoid slavery were actually African descendants

Appalachian people who boasted of Portuguese ancestry to avoid slavery were actually African descendants

C1900 Texas, African American Woman, a Former Slave in this  Haunting Photograph.  She is wearing her best dress and a dazzling white apron and has a flower tucked into her sleeve.

C1900 Texas, African American Woman, a Former Slave in this Haunting Photograph. She is wearing her best dress and a dazzling white apron and has a flower tucked into her sleeve.

Woman with her Black Union Soldier husband during The Civil War.

Black Soldier of the Union Army with His Wife, c.1865

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