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Who Really Discovered America?
Did a number of explorers discover the New World long before Christopher Columbus staked his claim in 1492? No less than a dozen cultures have tales of these adventurers woven into their histories, but they are noticeably absent in American history books. This documentary explores the possibility that the Chinese, Japanese, Polynesians, Norse, Welsh, Irish, Ancient Hebrews and the Solutreans all made it to the Americas earlier than Columbus. Rebuild the ships, trace the routes, test the artifacts and analyze blood evidence to finally learn the answer to one of the greatest mysteries of all time--who really discovered America
Originally posted by des9996
yes, this is finally making it to the television. But there have been a number of good books on the subject as well. Just last year i read "1421: The Year China Discovered America" by Gavin Menzies. It was thoroughly researched and well written, with lots of evidence to support.
Originally posted by Robert Reynolds
I've heard it suggested that native Americans were the descendants of Egyptians.
Originally posted by TheLoneArcher
I am presently reading a book which makes claims that there is evidence to suggest that there once existed a worldwide seafaring race and that many ancient cultures had contact with the American continent. Infact, the author claims that artifacts have been found that suggest that Egypt, Japan, China, among others, visited the shores of America.
Topper is an archaeological site located along the Savannah River in Allendale County, South Carolina in the United States. It is noted as the location of controversial artifacts believed by some archaeologists to indicate human habitation of the New World as far back as 50,000 years ago.
Monte Verde is an archaeological site in south-central Chile, which has been dated to 14,500 years before present. It pre-dates the earliest known Clovis culture site of Clovis, New Mexico, by 1000 years, contradicting the previously accepted "Clovis model" which holds that settlement of the Americas began after 13,500 years before present. As such the Monte Verde findings were initially dismissed by most of the scientific community, but in recent years the evidence has been widely accepted, although vocal "Clovis-first" advocates remain.
Cactus Hill is an archaeological site in the U.S. state of Virginia. It lies in the southeastern part of the state on the Nottoway River roughly 45 miles south of Richmond. The site, owned by the International Paper Corporation, is situated on sand dunes above the river. The site has yielded multiple levels of early occupation. Archaic stage material is underlain by fluted stone tools associated with the Clovis culture dated to 10,920 BP. A lower level yields artifacts including unfluted bifacial stone tools with dates ranging from c. 15,000 to 17,000 years ago. White pine charcoal from a hearth context on this level dates to 15,070 radiocarbon years BP. Further charcoal deposits retrieved at the site date to as early as 19,700 years ago, although these deposits may have been made by forest fires.Cactus Hill is arguably the oldest archaeological dig in North America.
Originally posted by Shadow Herder
North America was visited before Columbus.
The stories of such visits got obscured by fantasy and bad interpretations of ancient text.
America = Atlantis. Atlantis was the Capital.