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Early Americans ate seaweed

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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 08:42 PM
From a post at the Hall of Ma'at by Paul H.

Earliest Known American Settlers Harvested Seaweed, National
Geographic, May 8, 2008,

National Geo

US anthropologists detail discovery of earliest American remains
The Canadian Press,


Monte Verde, Seaweed, and the Pacific Coast Migration Model,
Kris's Archaeology Blog,


The paper discussed in the above articles is:

Dillehay, T. D., C. Ramírez, M. Pino, M. B. Collins, J. Rossen,
and J. D. Pino-Navarro, 2008, Monte Verde: Seaweed, Food, Medicine,
and the Peopling of South America. Science. vol. 320, no. 5877,
pp. 784-786.

The seaweed is interesting but the mention of a gomphothere is even more interesting.[] Now the Wiki article mentions that they belonged in the Miocene and Pliocene epochs. Their survival in South America until 14,000 years ago could explain the 4 tusked 'mammoth' sketched on that engraved mammoth pelvis found by Juan Armenta Camacho at Valsequillo.

[edit on 9/5/08 by Hanslune]

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 08:51 PM
Map and pictures of the site

posted on May, 11 2008 @ 01:30 AM
i'm not surprised to hear this,,,,,in fact i am hitting the beach this weekend to get some seaweed for my lawn,,,,,seaweed has like over 300 trace elements ,,,so great for a soil amendment,,,and i'm sure very healthy for humans as well

i could maybe try seaweed in a recipe,,,but it looks so nasty and slimy,,,,i find it would be hard for me to eat that

of course i'd rather eat seaweed than drink your own pee like some people swear by,,,,
actually,,,i choosen a big mac over either of these,,,,,forget the nutrients,,it's all about taste

posted on May, 11 2008 @ 04:27 PM
Not surprising. I've read that all seeweeds are edible, except that many are too tough to properly eat/digest. The ones that people regularly eat don't taste half bad either.

posted on May, 11 2008 @ 04:47 PM
reply to post by Hanslune

That makes perfect sense.
In fact, they'd be unnaturally silly - or unresourceful - if they hadn't.

Seaweed is still to this day a staple food in many Japanese localities, for example.

posted on May, 11 2008 @ 05:16 PM
Where I live on the East coast of Canada, bags of dried seaweed can be bought at many stores.
We call it Dulce.
It's chewy, salty and very tasty. (almost like a vegetable type of beef jerky)

And from this link you can see from this link, it is LOADED with vitamins and minerals:

posted on May, 11 2008 @ 05:38 PM

Where I live on the East coast of Canada, bags of dried seaweed can be bought at many stores.
We call it Dulce.

Lucky you!
(I hope they're not importing it from the North or Baltic sea...)
Because it is extremely healthy indeed.

But what puzzles is the name: dulce, in Spanish, means "sweet".
I am assuming it's not an originally Spanish name, then...

Do you know where the name comes from?

[edit on 11-5-2008 by Vanitas]

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