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Initial post: Jun 11, 2012 8:57:53 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 9:04:43 PM PDT
nameinuse says:
All your base are belong to us.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 9:14:13 PM PDT
Paul Crow says:
Eskimos?

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 9:22:39 PM PDT
RichieV says:
For there to be a discovery you have to find the place then go back and tell everyone it is there. The Eskimos after discovering North America never made the trip back to tell everyone. Columbus went back but told everyone it was India, The Vikings may have discovered some of Greenland but never told anyone.

So it is a good question, who did discover America. (Found America, then went back and told everyone)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 9:24:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 11, 2012 9:35:43 PM PDT
Intrepid says:
Actually not quite. Amerigo Vespucci was the first cartographer to name the land mass and he was smart enough to name it after himself. Columbus used his maps.

Leif Ericson is widely regarded as the first European to discover the Americas.

Your own countrymen may have been there even earlier. Han dynasty three mast ships could carry 700 people in 3 BC ! By Columbus' time the technology there was generations more advance only to be destroyed later by the Manchu empire. Example: Zheng He, a Muslim eunuch (who knew?), captained ships that traded in the Middle East in 1433. His ships absolutely dwarfed Columbus' ships.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/ancient-chinese-explorers.html

It is not inconceivable that others might have sailed across the Pacific. There are mysterious Asian looking artifacts and anchors that have reportedly been found that predate western settlers by several centuries on the west coast. Who knows what a huge round rock with a hole at the top really was used for? But clearly it was man made and very similar to boat anchors used by the Junks.

But it is the Europeans who made something of their discoveries and sent over settlers in sizable numbers. And there went the neighborhood.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 9:31:54 PM PDT
Intrepid says:
> "Eskimos?"

Nomads via land bridge across the Bering strait and then down into at least Central America. Those nomads kept on walking more than Nancy Sinatra.

Taiwanese geneticists made a huge deal some years back about DNA analyses about American Indians and concordance with the Han Chinese. My guess is there were some native peoples and some mixing it up. But it is kind of interesting to see postulated migration patterns linked with archeological digs showing similarities in pottery patterns ~ 10,000 years ago. More recently anthropology studies of bone structure that seem confirmed by the Taiwanese genetics studies.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 9:35:41 PM PDT
neither

it was leif eric

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 9:36:15 PM PDT
Intrepid says:
...or his son :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 9:41:34 PM PDT
Axiomatic!!! says:
There are a lot of interesting things coming to light. On the west coast of South America they believe the pottery shows Japanese influence. The people there even look Asian. An island off southern California shows Indonesian relics and one of my favorites, a strong possibility of Jewish "immigrants" on the east coast of the US. I believe its the Cherokees that believe they are of Jewish descent. What's amazing is that their spiritual rituals seem to mimic Jewish rites.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 9:43:08 PM PDT
The Native Americans, followed by the Vikings and finally Mr Columbus.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 9:56:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 11, 2012 10:00:45 PM PDT
Intrepid says:
> "I believe its the Cherokees that believe they are of Jewish descent."

You mean that scalping by a Mohel of the prepuce at which point the young lad says, "Oy!!!" ?

"Hayom atah ish" ow just ow...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 10:03:56 PM PDT
Axiomatic!!! says:
Performed with obsidian?

"Oy" probably wouldn't be the first word that comes to mind.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 10:05:42 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 10:27:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 11, 2012 10:27:51 PM PDT
RichieV says:
venussansfurs says:
The Native Americans, followed by the Vikings and finally Mr Columbus.
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Richiev says: But if an explorer discovered a remote undiscovered valley, then on the way back he died. He would not get the credit for the discovery since, it's not enough to discover it, you have to come back and tell everyone as well. It's the explorer that tells everyone about the undiscovered valley, or Planet, or Island, that will get credit for the discovery.

The two parts to discovery:
1) Discover it.
2) Tell everyone.

Just finding it isn't enough.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 10:31:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 11, 2012 10:37:44 PM PDT
nameinuse says:
This is a little off topic but my son's (girl)friend sent him a t-shirt from SXSW...that big music festival in Austin. It attracts several thousand tourists from all over and they fall in love with the city....this year's t-shirt said on the front:

Southby 2012.

On the back:

Don't Move Here.

(I thought it was funny)
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