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Two issues long debated among Pacific and American prehistorians are (i) whether there was a pre-Columbian introduction of chicken (Gallus gallus) to the Americas and (ii) whether Polynesian contact with South America might be identified archaeologically, through the recovery of remains of unquestionable Polynesian origin. We present a radiocarbon date and an ancient DNA sequence from a single chicken bone recovered from the archaeological site of El Arenal-1, on the Arauco Peninsula, Chile. These results not only provide firm evidence for the pre-Columbian introduction of chickens to the Americas, but strongly suggest that it was a Polynesian introduction.
Originally posted by leira7
In this study, they are making the case for pre-columbian exchange of Polynesian Chickens...interesting
Originally posted by punkinworks
but the polynesian cultivation of the sweet potato, which is native to the andean highlands, indicates that there was contact with SA by no later than 700 AD.
Originally posted by The Mack
well there were the stone tools found in Hueyatlaco, Mexico dated at 250,000 years old. Even though they were found and dated are thrown out because "that's impossible"
Well as I've stated before I'm not against the idea of ancient sea traders but to date there is no concrete proof of such travels yet, and on top of all that there is no DNA evidence nor are there verifiable artifacts.