posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 11:49 AM
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by Hanslune
The Tres Zapotes head comes from an excavation dated to 1000 to 100 BC (I'm not sure which of the excavation it was they did several starting in
1939). so 1,500 to 2,500 years before the Zheng voyages
Yes. The question again is...
Could there have been contact at or around the time of the Tres Zapotes period? I ask because if the article is true then the Chinese have been out in
the Pacific preceding the Olmec and after. Could there have been contact between the two periods?
They were certainly out coastally but did they take the months long voyages to the East?
Based on Possible, plausible and probable
Plausible maybe but my knowledge of Chinese watercraft of that period is near zero. That might be path to follow - what did the Chinese have at that
time and what was the status of their ability to navigate and preserve foods?
Probable- without any evidence of their being there especially on the intermediate islands I'd be skeptical
Edited to add, I'm going to look at pottery finds in the Pacific that will give us an idea of when the Chinese might have been trading in the area.
Voyages of 'exploration' tend on average to leave few traces
edit on 25/10/12 by Hanslune because: (no reason given)