posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 01:39 PM
a reply to: Spider879
Thanks for your thoughtful reply. Most "Who Discovered America" research seems directed at Europe. And the Atlantic Ocean IS smaller than the
Pacific. Although the most adventurous explorers were the Pacific Islanders who had no written language, "lived lite" with disposable goods, and
left no statues or carved stone messages. And despite the barrier of the Andes Mountains on the west coast of South America, a primitive Brazilian
tribe has Polynesian DNA.
DID PACIFIC ISLANDERS REACH SOUTH AMERICA BEFORE COLUMBIS?
"According to Sergio D. J. Pena, a molecular geneticist at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, Polynesian mitochondrial DNA sequences
have been identified in the remains of Brazilian Botocudo Amerindians. Pena linked these haplogroups to people originating from Polynesia, Easter
Island and other Pacific island archipelagos. And to make sure the data was reliable and not contaminated, he had the identification confirmed
independently in Brazil and Denmark."
This article curiously spends too much time back-pedalling on the evidence, but it's still interesting none-the-less. I also liked the theory that
the South Sea Islanders that arrived in South America may have been "traders." Commerce has always been a driving force on Earth. So maybe Marco
Polo did get to the Americas before Columbis, spurred on by rumors of exotic people, animals and vegetation.