reply to post by SLAYER69
Awsome discussion, as usual.
Differing but ultimately related people moving around the pacific basin for tens of thousands of years for sure,
So ill keep my contribution limited to the time period in question.
The evidence is clear that Asian sailors have been washing up on the west coast of the Americas for centuries.
Most of the know examples were Japanese but um sure that all sorts of asians have been finding thier way here.
In northern cal one Indian tribe has a word for milk that is Japanese
I have a personal example
This photo is of a place in remote baja cal and its name is Palos de Chinos, The Chinese Sticks.
There is a record of a Chinese junk washing up in baja in the 18th century.
To the left of my buddy who's on the "new" road you can barely see the old trail that leads from one of a series of sheltered bays, acrosss the
pennisula to the gulf of cortes. On a side note, this trail goes by a couple of very interesting places.
One a series of rock shelters up on a cliff.
They were partially walled up and had a hearth at the front wall, they looked very old, and a geologist friend of mine told me that there are other
rock shelters in the area that have been dated to 14k years old.
And the mission San Borgia, hidden away in the mountainous interpret of baja, its been locked up for 30yrs, but a local gave us a tour, pretty