The Olmecs are considered the mother culture of Mesoamerica; it flourished around 1100 BC, however very little information is available on their origins, the professor of Chinese studies at the Texas Christian University, Mike Xu, states that the Olmecs come from the Ancient China.
The researcher suggests that the Olmec culture appeared in America a few years after the fall of the Shang Dynasty in China and that it emerged around 1766 BC, according to information gathered in historical chronicles, when the Zhou defeated the Shang, the son of the Emperor led 25 thousand followers through the Eastern Ocean.
Mike Xu, has corroborated the existence of a natural maritime course between China and Mexico, the so-called Kuroshio Current, where the first Shang could have arrived, the Chinese marine fleet was the most advanced at that time.
To verify his research, Mike Xu found that certain Epiolmec symbols are identical to those used in the Shang dynasty such as «sun, mountain, craftsman, water, rain, sacrifice, health, plants, wealth and land.» Most of the 146 characters used by the Olmecs are exactly the same as those used in primitive Chinese writing.
Another clue is an Olmec ax found in La Venta, Tabasco that contains the names carved of several Shang ancestors and the last twelve emperors who ruled from their dynastic capital of Anyang from the last Shang era.
Olmec beliefs and cults were able to expand among the peoples of the pre-Hispanic era, there is evidence of various religious practices that were part of the customs of their civilization, and subsequently became part of other cultures, that is why it is the mother culture of Mexico.
There is evidence that the Olmecs made human sacrifices in rituals and cults, generally of children, which were handed over to the gods, especially the Jaguar, as it was the deity they most adored, several scholars agree that these rites followed the same patterns of dragon worship.
At the same time, archaeologists are aware of numerous cases of rituals of human sacrifices in ancient China, in the city of Yin, capital of the Shang Dynasty, where it is estimated that thousands of people were sacrificed, the ancient Chinese enslaved their victims before sacrificing them. The Shang beheaded their victims and that was one of the reasons for their end.
The sacrifices and ceremonies of the Olmecs follow the same patterns as those of the Shang dynasty; the signs carved on Olmec jade boards and bones and turtle shells in China are similar; the emblems, totems and jaguars carved in jade of the Olmecs follow the same pattern of the Shang dynasty.
There is another theory that suggests that a group separated from the Olmecs and emigrated to South America and settled in the Andes, where the Chavín civilization developed, whose beginning can be located around 1300 BC in northern Peru; here sacrifices were also offered and the jaguar was worshiped.
Objects that include different human heads and statues have been recovered, as well as dragon and jaguar heads carved in stone and seals of ancient Chinese civilization.
All these cultures developed almost simultaneously: the Olmecs in Mexico, San Agustin, in Colombia, Palo Alto, Chavin de Huántar, Sechín and Caral in Peru.
The San Agustín Culture was an enigmatic civilization, a town of sculptors, which developed in Colombia.
The Olmec tombs and those of San Agustín are similar, the dignitaries carved in monumental sculptures have the same attributes, faces that recover the fangs and the attitude of the jaguars, thick lips, wide noses and torn eyes.
The tombs of dignitaries have sarcophagi in the form of Reptiles and Dragons; the owls were represented as messengers of the underworld and there is also a sculpture of an eagle that devoured a snake, indicating that the mythical origin of the Aztecs, attributed to Tlacaelel, may have originated in a legend centuries ago.
The Olmecs take animal attributes and their faces denote the fusion with the Jaguar, throughout the American continent it was the main totemic animal of the original cultures, from Mexico to Argentina and the tribute to it has clear similarities with the cult of the Dragon.
It is impossible to verify with the archaeological remains the theory of the Chinese origin of American civilizations, however, and despite the many similarities found in all peoples throughout history, it is not difficult to imagine that the transmission of myths, information and culture, as well as the transmigration of people across the continent, was possible and this has been demonstrated many times.
Currently, comparative DNA studies are carried out between remains found between the Chavín of Peru and the Shang of China, representing a very great challenge for scientists due to the denaturation of bone proteins over the centuries.