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Horse bones raises questions

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posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 09:26 PM
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Horses originally arrived in the new world the same way indians did, through the bering straight. But around 10,000 years ago the horses became extinct in the americas. It would take thousands of years for horses to be reintroduced into america by the spanish conquistadors. Or would it? New discoverys in california have uncovered a horse and a donkey. The radio-carbon dating has dated it to 50 years BEFORE the spanish ever set foot in america. Both the donkey and horse were buried in the ground ritually which is very curious. So the question is why do we have a horse were there are no horses as of 10,000 years before and 50 years after the horses death.


North County Times
Radiocarbon dating of 340 years, plus or minus 40 years, puts the death of the horse sometime between 1625 and 1705, Mojado said. Therefore, the horses died at least 50 years before San Diego Mission de Alcala, the first of the California missions, was founded in 1769. The other horse and the burro were buried at the same level, suggesting that they were buried about the same time.
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The radiocarbon date, if corroborated by more elaborate tests, may be remarkable since North American horses were thought to have been extinct by the late Pleistocene era more than 10,000 years ago, said Bradford Riney, a paleontology specialist with the San Diego Natural History Museum.

"That would make (the site) extremely important," he said Thursday. "It would be an early example of domestication."


This to me is extremely intriguing, either horses survived 10,000 years without being recorded in archeological records or some other people brought the horse to america before the spanish, perhaps vikings.

Mod note: Although it is not a mythical beast, it is mysterious and defys explanation. So I chose to post it here.





posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 09:52 PM
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Well, two things. Firstly,

I personally believe that there was trans-atlantic contact with the Americas by the Romans.

Secondly,

Radio-Carbon dating is a bit imprecise...So it's really hard for me to form a solid opinion about these remains.



posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 10:28 PM
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Originally posted by Loki]
Secondly,

Radio-Carbon dating is a bit imprecise...So it's really hard for me to form a solid opinion about these remains.


Oh I agree but carbon dating is only off ~40 years or so, which for this specimen is WELL within the margin of error.



posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 11:07 PM
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The article says the date is before the mission was built, NOT before any Spanish contact. The Spanish were running around California well before they got around to building the missions.



posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 12:08 PM
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Oh man, thats dissapointing. a radio-istopic date from 50 years before columbus, with the remains in california, really would be bizzare. But this seems to just be horses that that spanish brought into the continent.



posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 12:18 PM
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Big thread on it right here (and a swear there is another).
www.abovetopsecret.com...

All comments can go there. Thread closed.

ps) Is some excellent info from Byrd there too.




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