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  • Research Casts New Light On History Of North America

    07/01/2008 10:26:26 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 408+ views
    Newswise ^ | 7-1-2008 | Valparaiso University
    Research Casts New Light on History of North America Research by a Valparaiso University geography professor and his students lends support to evidence the first humans to settle the Americas came from Europe, rather than crossing a Bering Strait land-ice bridge. Valparaiso’s research shows the Kankakee Sand Islands – a series of hundreds of small dunes in the Kankakee River area of Northwest Indiana and northeastern Illinois – were created 14,500 to 15,000 years ago and that the region could not have been covered by ice as previously thought. Newswise — Research by a Valparaiso University geography professor and his...
  • Obama Celebrates Columbus Day: Ushered In "Disease,Devastation,And Violence"

    10/12/2015 12:46:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 71 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    In his proclamation for Columbus Day, President Obama said Friday that European explorers to the New World ushered “previously unseen disease, devastation, and violence” into the lives of Native Americans.
  • Did China discover AMERICA? Ancient Chinese script carved into rocks may prove Asians lived in New W

    07/09/2015 4:50:03 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 109 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2015 | RICHARD GRAY
    The discovery of the Americas has for centuries been credited to the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, but ancient markings carved into rocks around the US could require history to be rewritten. Researchers have discovered ancient scripts that suggest Chinese explorers may have discovered America long before Europeans arrived there. They have found pictograms etched into the rocks around the country that appear to belong of an ancient Chinese script. John Ruskamp, a retired chemist and amateur epigraph researcher from Illinois, discovered the unusual markings while walking in the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, He claims they indicate ancient people from...
  • This Is the Only Language Jewish and Christian Infidels Understand (Muslims Discovered America)

    01/30/2015 5:28:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    IMRA/MEMRI ^ | 1-30-15
    MEMRI January 9 and 16, 2015 Clip No. 4745 Saudi Imam on Paris Attacks: This Is the Only Language Jewish and Christian Infidels Understand (and Muslims Discovered America) For video: Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon given by Imam Issa Assiri of the Sa'eed bin Jubair Mosque in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, which was posted on the Internet on January 9 and 16, 2015:p> Issa Assiri: [The papers that published the cartoons] talked about freedom of speech, but after the French journalists were killed for mocking the Prophet Muhammad in their cartoons, what did the papers have to say?...
  • Turkey's Erdogan: Muslims discovered Americas

    11/17/2014 12:41:00 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2014 | Associated Press (AP)
    ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is claiming that Muslim sailors reached the Americas more than 300 years before explorer Christopher Columbus. Speaking Saturday at a gathering of Muslim leaders from Latin America, Erdogan said that contact between Islam and Latin America dates to the 12th century. "It is alleged that the American continent was discovered by Columbus in 1492," Erdogan said. "In fact, Muslim sailors reached the American continent 314 years before Columbus, in 1178."
  • Erdogan says Muslims, not Columbus, discovered Americas

    11/15/2014 9:45:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 78 replies
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there. "Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus," the conservative president said in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America. "Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178. Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast," Erdogan said.
  • Spanish documents suggest Irish arrived in America before Columbus

    05/14/2014 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Irish Central ^ | May 13, 2014 04:12 AM | Kerry O’Shea
    While Christopher Columbus is generally credited with having discovered America in 1492, a 1521 Spanish report provides inklings of evidence that there were, in fact, Irish people settled in America prior to Columbus’ journey. […] In 1520, Peter Martyr d’Anghiera, a historian and professor, was appointed by Carlos V to be chronicler for the new Council of the Indies. Though Martyr died in 1526, his report, founded on several weeks of interviews, was published posthumously in a book named De Orbe Novo (About the New World). […] While interviewing Spanish colonists, Martyr took note of their vicious treatment of Chicora...
  • Europe says US-made cheeses can't use Old World names

    03/12/2014 1:14:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03-12-2014 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – Errico Auricchio produced cheese with his family in Italy until he brought his trade to the United States more than 30 years ago. Now, the European Union is saying his cheese isn't authentic enough to carry a European name. As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgonzola on cheese made in the United States. The argument is that the American-made cheeses are shadows of the original European varieties and cut into sales and identity of the European cheeses. Auricchio, president of Wisconsin-based BelGioioso Cheese Inc., says he...
  • Scientists discover the world's oldest globe of the New World - carved on OSTRICH eggs

    08/23/2013 6:55:36 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 August 2013 | Sarah Griffiths
    An intricate etching on ostrich eggs joined together to make a sphere is the oldest globe of the New World ever to be discovered. Latin inscriptions and delicate outlines of countries informed by knowledge of explorers such as Christopher Columbus, made in the early 1500s cover the sphere, but the origin of the globe is a mystery. A cartographer believes the globe could have been made in Florence, Italy and claims that the skillful engraver could even have crafted the object in the workshop of Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Native Americans to new Pope: Recant the ‘Discovery Doctrine,’ which gave Catholics dominion

    03/13/2013 11:16:09 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 13, 2013 | Stephen Rex Brown
    A 15th century Catholic decree permitting Europeans to seize Indian land in the New World is a load of papal bull. That was the message Tuesday from the Onondaga Nation, which is calling on the new Pope to revoke the so-called Discovery Doctrine, which evolved from a papal decree written by Pope Nicholas V in 1455. “Now is the time for the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church to extend a hand and talk about these issues,” said Tonya Frichner, the president of the American Indian Law Alliance. The Discovery Doctrine was a key element in the moral justification...
  • Tallying the winners and losers of the War of 1812

    12/12/2012 4:08:05 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 38 replies
    National Post ^ | December 12, 2012 | James Careless
    The human cost of the War of 1812 was dramatic. Some 35,000 people were killed, wounded or missing at the end of the war. York (now Toronto), Niagara (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) and Washington, D.C. were torched. Elsewhere, homes and properties were looted and damaged and family lives were thrown into chaos. The borders between British North America and the United States might not have changed when the fighting stopped — the old lines were reconfirmed in the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war on December 24, 1814. But once the treaty was signed, there wasn’t simply a return to the...
  • New evidence suggests Cabot may have known of New World before voyage

    05/07/2012 11:58:05 AM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 29 April 2012 | Randy Boswell
    An Italian historian has unveiled a previously unknown document that sheds fresh light on explorer John Cabot’s discovery of Canada — a brief entry in a 516-year-old accounting ledger that shows Cabot had financial backing from a Florence-based bank in England and, most intriguingly, may have had prior knowledge of the distant land his famous 1497 voyage would put on the world map. The Italian-born Cabot is known to have sailed from England in search of the New World three times between 1496 and 1498. He is believed to have reached Newfoundland aboard the Matthew in 1497, but Cabot disappears...
  • Ancient Map Gives Clue to Fate of 'Lost Colony' (Britain's Roanoke Island in the Late 16th Century)

    05/05/2012 1:51:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04 May 2012 | The Telegraph
    A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalising clue about the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared from Britain's Roanoke Island in the late 16th century. Experts from the First Colony Foundation and the British Museum in London discussed their findings Thursday at a scholarly meeting on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their focus: the "Virginia Pars" map of Virginia and North Carolina created by explorer John White in the 1580s and owned by the British Museum since 1866. "We believe that this evidence provides conclusive proof that...
  • Did hardy Ice Age hunters find the West?

    01/02/2004 8:42:57 PM PST · by Holly_P · 38 replies · 1,574+ views
    Springfield News-Leader ^ | 010204 | Paul Recer (A.P.)
    <p>Washington — A people who may have been ancestors of the first Americans lived in Arctic Siberia, enduring one of the most unforgiving environments on Earth at the height of the Ice Age, according to researchers who discovered the oldest evidence yet of humans living near the frigid gateway to the New World. Russian scientists uncovered a 30,000-year-old site where ancient hunters lived on the Yana River in Siberia, some 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle and not far from the Bering land bridge that then connected Asia with North America.</p>
  • Prince Madoc and the Discovery of America

    01/06/2011 9:51:05 PM PST · by Palter · 73 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 Oct 2010 | Phil Carradice
    Who discovered America? It's a simple question and one that usually brings the standard response - Christopher Columbus. But here in Wales we have our own theory. And that theory says that America was actually discovered 300 years before Columbus sailed "the ocean blue" in 1492 - and more importantly, that it was discovered by a Welshman. Mandan Indians used Bull Boats for transport and fishing that are identical to the Welsh coracle. The man in question was Prince Madoc, the son of Owain Gwynedd, one of the greatest and most important rulers in the country, and while the legend...
  • Skeleton dating clears Columbus of importing syphilis to Europe

    10/25/2010 5:12:35 AM PDT · by Palter · 17 replies
    The Australian ^ | 25 Oct 2010 | Jack Malvern
    The question of whether Christopher Columbus and his crew were responsible for bringing syphilis to Europe from the Americas appears to have been answered by the discovery of a collection of knobbly skeletons in a London cemetery. A popular theory among experts in tropical diseases is that outbreaks of syphilis in the mid-1490s were a direct result of Columbus and his randy crew returning from their first voyage across the Atlantic in 1492-93. However, the largest excavation of skeletons undertaken in Britain has unearthed seven that suggest the disease was known in England up to two centuries before that. Archaeologists...
  • Book presents evidence of human connections across Bering Strait land bridge

    07/05/2010 4:38:01 PM PDT · by Palter · 28 replies · 4+ views
    Daily News-Miner ^ | 05 July 2010 | Mary Beth Smetzer
    Research illuminating an ancient language connection between Asia and North America supports archeological and genetic evidence that a Bering Strait land bridge once connected North America with Asia, and the discovery is being endorsed by a growing list of scholars in the field of linguistics and other sciences. The work of Western Washington University linguistics professor Edward Vajda with the isolated Ket people of Central Siberia is revealing more and more examples of an ancient language connection with the language family of Na-Dene, which includes Tlingit, Gwich’in, Dena’ina, Koyukon, Navajo, Carrier, Hupa, Apache and about 45 other languages. In 2008,...
  • Sailing Against Conventional Wisdom

    06/29/2010 9:28:32 PM PDT · by Palter · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 Feb 2010 | DALYA ALBERGE
    Author Gavin Menzies Is Determined to Prove That Minoans Discovered the New World 4,000 Years Ago It takes a brave soul to rewrite history by sailing against current thought. More than 500 years after Christopher Columbus "discovered" America, another seaman is doing just that, entering previously uncharted academic waters with claims that other "Europeans" -- the Minoans -- got there first, thousands of years earlier. Gavin Menzies, 72 years old, is drawing on his experience as a former British Royal Navy submarine commander to prove in a book he is writing that the Minoans were such supreme seafarers that they...
  • The map that changed the world[Waldseemuller Map]

    10/29/2009 9:31:34 PM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 1,341+ views
    BBC ^ | 28 Oct 2009 | BBC
    Drawn half a millennium ago and then swiftly forgotten, one map made us see the world as we know it today... and helped name America. But, as Toby Lester has discovered, the most powerful nation on earth also owes its name to a pun. Almost exactly 500 years ago, in 1507, Martin Waldseemuller and Matthias Ringmann, two obscure Germanic scholars based in the mountains of eastern France, made one of the boldest leaps in the history of geographical thought - and indeed in the larger history of ideas. Near the end of an otherwise plodding treatise titled Introduction to Cosmography,...
  • Did Chinese ships discover America?

    10/21/2009 5:49:35 PM PDT · by BGHater · 28 replies · 1,447+ views
    The Province ^ | 18 Oct 2009 | Susan Lazaruk
    Researcher whose father found old maps posits 2000 BC voyage to west coast History books tell us that the first Chinese settlers to Canada arrived in Victoria about 150 years ago, but a U.S. researcher says she has solid evidence that they came earlier. Some 4,000 years earlier. That would be 3,500 years before 1492, when European explorer Christopher "Columbus sailed the ocean blue." Or 10,000 years after nomadic hunters from Eastern Siberia crossed the frozen Bering Strait during the Ice Age, a migration taken by modern scholars to account for North America's native population. Charlotte Harris Rees, a retired...
  • Ptolemy's Geography, America and Columbus: Ancient Greeks and why maybe America was discovered

    09/25/2009 12:32:08 PM PDT · by Nikas777 · 22 replies · 1,238+ views ^ | Michael Lahanas
    Ptolemy's Geography, America and Columbus: Ancient Greeks and why maybe America was discovered Michael Lahanas Aristotle: “there is a continuity between the parts about the pillars of Hercules and the parts about India, and that in this way the ocean is one.” [As] for the rest of the distance around the inhabited earth which has not been visited by us up to the present time (because of the fact that the navigators who sailed in opposite directions never met), it is not of very great extent, if we reckon from the parallel distances that have been traversed by us... For...
  • Briton found America in 1499

    08/29/2009 12:03:39 AM PDT · by OldSpice · 36 replies · 1,365+ views
    The Daily Mirror ^ | 29 Aug., 2009 | By Tom Pettifor
    The first Briton sailed to the New World only seven years after Columbus, a long-lost royal letter reveals.Written by Henry VII 510 years ago, it suggests Bristol merchant William Weston headed for America in 1499.In his letter the king, right, instructs his Chancellor to suspend an injunction against Weston because "he will shortly with God's grace, pass and sail for to search and find if he can the new found land".Bristol University's Dr Evan Jones believes it was probably the earliest attempt to find the North-West Passage - the searoute around North America to the Pacific. He said: "Henry's...
  • China's yuan 'set to usurp US dollar' as world's reserve currency

    05/18/2009 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 12 replies · 724+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | The Telegraph
    The Chinese yuan is preparing to overtake the US dollar as the world's reserve currency, economist Nouriel Roubini has warned. Professor Roubini, of New York University's Stern business school, believes that while such a major change is some way off, the Chinese government is laying the ground for the yuan's ascendance. Known as "Dr Doom" for his negative stance, Prof Roubini argues that China is better placed than the US to provide a reserve currency for the 21st century because it has a large current account surplus, focused government and few of the economic worries the US faces. In a...
  • UK's Brown: Now is the time to build global society - New World Order Alert

    11/09/2008 11:42:39 PM PST · by WaveMan · 15 replies · 999+ views
    LONDON (Reuters) - The international financial crisis has given world leaders a unique opportunity to create a truly global society, Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown will say in a keynote foreign policy speech on Monday. In his annual speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet, Brown -- who has spearheaded calls for the reform of international financial institutions -- will say Britain, the United States and Europe are key to forging a new world order. "The alliance between Britain and the U.S. -- and more broadly between Europe and the U.S. -- can and must provide leadership, not in order to...
  • Secret Service Investigating Doodles On Newspaper Found In Trash Can

    11/08/2008 11:46:20 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 39 replies · 434+ views
    Today's TMJ4 ^ | november 7, 2008
    MILWAUKEE - A big investigation at the Milwaukee Police Department. It appears someone drew a bullet on a picture of president-elect Barack Obama. A source tells TODAY'S TMJ4 the picture was discovered at the District 5 station during roll call. Police officers apparently pulled Wednesday's Journal Sentinel out of the garbage can. On the front page -- a picture of Barack Obama...with a bullet drawn near the president-elect's head. An internal investigation is now underway. Police also notified the U.S. Secret Service. However, there is no information this was actual a threat on Obama's life. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn...
  • EU calls for 'new deal for new world' with Obama

    11/05/2008 10:33:19 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 1,164+ views ^ | November 5, 2008
    BRUSSELS: The head of the European Union (EU)'s executive body, the European Commission, on Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on his victory in th e US presidential election and called on him to work with the EU to shape a "new deal for a new world". "This is a time for a renewed commitment between Europe and the US. I want to assure Senator Obama of the support of the European Commission and of my personal support in forging this renewed commitment to face together the many challenges ahead of us," European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said. "We need a...
  • Clueless About Columbus

    10/08/2007 10:11:47 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 47 replies · 942+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 10/05/2007 | Michael P Tremoglie
    Columbus Day was originally celebrated Oct. 12, the day Christopher Columbus landed in the New World, but it is currently celebrated the second Monday in October. However, in some quarters, "celebrate" is not the appropriate term. Since about 1992, Columbus Day has been not only a celebration by Italian-Americans, but a day of protests by some - not all - Native Americans and by those who describe themselves as "multiculturalists." It is important to note who these "multiculturalists" are: people who think Western civilization is an evil culture. They want to portray the European/American culture as uniquely causing death and...
  • First Humans To Settle Americas Came From Europe, Not From Asia Over Bering Strait -

    07/16/2008 8:02:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,253+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 17, 2008
    Land-ice Bridge, New Research Suggests -- Research by a Valparaiso University geography professor and his students on the creation of Kankakee Sand Islands of Northwest Indiana is lending support to evidence that the first humans to settle the Americas came from Europe, a discovery that overturns decades of classroom lessons that nomadic tribes from Asia crossed a Bering Strait land-ice bridge. Valparaiso is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Dr. Ron Janke began studying the origins of the Kankakee Sand Islands – a series of hundreds of small, moon-shaped dunes that stretch from the southern tips of Lake...
  • Proposed license plate states 'Hispanics discovered Florida'

    06/27/2008 6:20:28 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 103 replies · 732+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 26, 2008 | Victor Manuel Ramos
    Honk if you love Hispanics. A license plate that touts "Hispanics Discovered Florida" may soon join the 109 specialty tags drivers can choose from. The idea to celebrate the contributions of Hispanics came from National Hispanic Corporate Achievers, a Longwood group that sponsors minority job fairs. The plate would become a fundraising tool to support job and mentorship programs. Danny Ramos, the group's president, said the tag's message is about cultural pride for Florida's 3.6 million Hispanics -- even if not all of Latin American or Spanish descent identify with the term.
  • Marco Polo discovered America 200 years before Colombus, according to map

    08/09/2007 3:28:45 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 92 replies · 5,820+ views
    AFP via translation ^ | August 9, 2007
    Possible discovered of America by Marco Polo before Colomb: account in VSD 'America - its West coast - would have been discovered by Marco Polo some 200 years before Christophe Colomb, according to a chart of the Library of the Congress in Washington examined since 1943 by the FBI and whose history is told in published review VSD Wednesday. This document, brought to the Library in 1933 by Marcian Rossi, an American naturalized citizen originating in Italy, “represents a boat beside a chart showing part of India, China, Japan, the Eastern Indies and North America”, indicates the report/ratio of...
  • Mexican Archeologists Discover Evidence of Child Sacrifice

    04/18/2007 6:52:55 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 72 replies · 1,272+ views
    Cnews ^ | 4/18/2007 | Cnews
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Archeologists have discovered the remains of two dozen children in Mexico apparently sacrificed by priests who slashed their throats and offered their blood to the rain god Tlaloc, researchers said Tuesday. The discovery at a former Toltec settlement indicates child sacrifice predated the Aztecs, an advanced civilization conquered by the Spain in the 16th century and was fairly commonplace. Dating to about AD 950 to 1150, the bones of the children were found on the outskirts of the Toltec archeological zone Tula, said Luis Gamboa, an archeologist for the National Institute of Anthropology and History. The...
  • President Bush Discusses Western Hemisphere Policy

    03/06/2007 6:04:37 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 26 replies · 595+ views
    White House ^ | 05 March 2007 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C. Thank you all. (Applause.) Please be seated -- si ntese. Buenas tardes. Gracias por la bienevenida. For those of you not from Texas, that means, good afternoon. (Laughter.) And thank you for the welcome. I'm honored to be back again with the men and women of the Hispanic Chamber. I appreciate your hospitality. I'm pleased to report the economy of the United States is strong, and one of the reasons why is because the entrepreneurial spirit of America is strong. And the entrepreneurial spirit of America is represented in this room....
  • Mummy's Amazing American Maize

    02/14/2007 8:49:13 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 648+ views
    Alpha Galileo ^ | 2-14-2007 | U of M
    Mummy’s amazing American maize The far-reaching influence of Spanish and Portuguese colonisers appears not to have extended to South American agriculture, scientists studying Andean mummies up to 1,400 years old have found. The University of Manchester researchers working with colleagues in Buenos Aires compared the DNA of ancient maize found in the funerary offerings of the mummy and at other sites in northwest Argentina with that grown in the same region today. Surprisingly, they found both ancient and modern samples of the crop were genetically almost identical indicating that modern European influence has not been as great as previously...
  • First Americans Arrived Recently, Settled Pacific Coast, DNA Study Says

    02/02/2007 4:52:13 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 1,453+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 2-2-2007 | Stefan Lovgren
    First Americans Arrived Recently, Settled Pacific Coast, DNA Study Says Stefan Lovgren for National Geographic News February 2, 2007 A study of the oldest known sample of human DNA in the Americas suggests that humans arrived in the New World relatively recently, around 15,000 years ago. The DNA was extracted from a 10,300-year-old tooth found in a cave on Prince of Wales Island off southern Alaska in 1996. The sample represents a previously unknown lineage for the people who first arrived in the Americas. The findings, published last week in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, shed light on how...
  • Border control our right ("Remember what happened to the Indians")

    11/17/2006 1:12:27 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 1,054+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday November 17th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I only have room for about 700 here so let me be more concise. Just the other day, an editorial cartoon, set in the 1600s, depicted a rowboat full of Pilgrims coming ashore in the New World and encountering a group of Indians constructing a log wall to keep them out. Standing next to a boulder marked "Plymouth Rock" (in case you didn't get it) on the shoreline, one of the Indians, with his arms folded in an unwelcoming position and a disapproving frown on his face, blocked their way....
  • 'Oldest' New World writing found

    09/14/2006 9:39:19 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 23 replies · 523+ views
    BBC ^ | September 15, 2006 | Helen Briggs
    Ancient civilisations in Mexico developed a writing system as early as 2,000 years ago, new evidence suggests. The discovery in the state of Veracruz of a block inscribed with symbolic shapes has astounded anthropologists. Researchers tell Science magazine that they consider it to be the oldest example of writing in the New World. The inscriptions are thought to have been made by the Olmecs, an ancient pre-Columbian people known for creating large statues of heads. The finding suggests that New World people developed writing some 400 years before their contemporaries in the Western hemisphere. ...... "I think it could...
  • Knighthood sought for Capt. John Smith

    07/31/2006 11:05:36 AM PDT · by detsaoT · 8 replies · 659+ views
    The Virginia Gazette ^ | July 29, 2006 | Steve Vaughan
    WILLIAMSBURG—If one becomes a British knight by rendering extraordinary service to the crown, it's hard to imagine anyone more deserving of a knighthood than Capt. John Smith. Yet Smith, a soldier, explorer and diplomat of the first order, a man some consider largely responsible for the success of the first permanent English settlement in the New World, was never knighted. That's because the importance of Smith's accomplishments was not recognized until after his death. But a group of local residents doesn't think little things like death or 400 years should keep Britain from recognizing the man who opened the New...
  • Too Catholic? Not Catholic enough?

    06/20/2006 1:37:28 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 70 replies · 1,088+ views ^ | June 20, 2006 | William J. Bennett
    Critics also seem to have discounted the devastation of Europe in the previous century brought on by the Plague. Estimates are that one third of Europeans died as a result of this epidemic that scholars believe originated in the Gobi Desert in the early 1300s. The Black Death, as bubonic plague was known, had been brought to Europe from Asia. Much less fashionable than the moral indictment against Western nations for carrying disease to the New World is the counterclaim against Asia—and equally absurd. No small part of the denunciation of Columbus and his successors in our times is an...
  • How long have the Scientists Known?

    02/03/2006 4:08:01 AM PST · by nextage · 25 replies · 627+ views
    Nextage Mission ^ | 3.02.2006 | nextage
    How long have the scientists known about the predicted pole-shift, expected date and likely causes, outcomes?
  • Chinese map claims to back theory that China discovered America

    01/17/2006 5:00:33 PM PST · by presidio9 · 53 replies · 1,092+ views
    AFP ^ | 1/17/06
    Chinese map collecter has found a copy of an ancient map he claims proves controversial theories that famed Chinese mariner Zheng He was the first person to discover America and circumnavigate the world. Liu Gang said the map supports the recent theories that Chinese discovered America before Christopher Columbus and charted parts of the world such as Antartica and northern Canada long before Western explorers. "The map shows us that Chinese discovered the world 70 years before Columbus," Liu said in a public unveiling of the chart. "The map tells us that Zheng He discovered the world." The map is...
  • Whence the First Americans?

    01/03/2006 11:43:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,087+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 13 December 2005 | Michael Balter
    The largest collection of early American skulls ever studied is lending credence to a controversial theory that two distinct populations of humans--rather than one--colonized the New World. If true, the findings indicate that people who shared an ancestry with modern day Australians and Melanesians may have settled on the continents somewhat earlier than immigrants from northeast Asia. Not so long ago, the origins of the first Americans seemed fairly certain: Beginning about 12,000 years ago, people from northeast Asia entered North America via the Bering landbridge in several waves of immigration. These ancestors of present-day Native Americans spread out to...
  • Cranial morphology of early Americans from Brazil: Implications for the settlement of the New World

    12/17/2005 7:59:25 AM PST · by Lessismore · 15 replies · 438+ views
    PNAS ^ | 2005-12-12 | Walter A. Neves and Mark Hubbe
    Comparative morphological studies of the earliest human skeletons of the New World have shown that, whereas late prehistoric, recent, and present Native Americans tend to exhibit a cranial morphology similar to late and modern Northern Asians (short and wide neurocrania; high, orthognatic and broad faces; and relatively high and narrow orbits and noses), the earliest South Americans tend to be more similar to present Australians, Melanesians, and Sub-Saharan Africans (narrow and long neurocrania; prognatic, low faces; and relatively low and broad orbits and noses). However, most of the previous studies of early American human remains were based on small cranial...
  • America Prediscovered

    11/21/2005 11:40:42 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 1,801+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 11-21-2005 | Norman Hammond
    America prediscovered By Norman Hammond, Archaeology Correspondent THE VEXED question of American independence has arisen once again: not, in this case, in 1776, but before Columbus came to the New World. It is generally accepted that the Amerindian population originated in Asia, probably more than 15,000 years ago, but whether there were subsequent transoceanic contacts and influences remains a matter of hot debate. Vikings from Maine to Minnesota, Romans crossing from Africa to Brazil, and Chinese and Japanese voyagers hitting the Pacific coastline have all been proposed. Now a new candidate for transpacific contact has reached a major academic journal....
  • [Australian] Customs makes massive weapons seizure

    09/30/2005 11:01:26 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 33 replies · 1,295+ views
    Customs makes massive weapons seizure Friday Sep 30 07:30 AEST Customs officers have seized one of the largest quantities of illegal weapons ever discovered in Australia after raiding five properties in Sydney's south. Customs said its officers raided the premises in the past two days at Hurstville and Riverwood, seizing 449 knives and daggers, 267 replica firearms and 171 electric shock devices, including stun guns. The cache also included 86 slingshots, 88 bags of slingshot ball-bearings, 75 sword sticks and 10 blowdarts. The seizure came after Customs intercepted two cartons containing 50 blowpipes and 12 pistol crossbows which were concealed...
  • Why Europe Deserves to Die - (James Atticus Bowden's newest editorial)

    04/25/2005 12:09:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 40 replies · 1,714+ views
    When Pope Benedict XVI was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger he told Europe to recover its Christian roots “if it truly wants to survive.” Amen from an arch-Protestant whose ancestors included refugees who fled Catholic persecution for freedom in Virginia. The new Pope is a scholar who sees history unfolding into the future. We agree. Europe will be Islamic and subject to Islamist Totalitarianism by 2100, unless Europeans turn to faith and family. If Europe fails to live for faith and family, succumbing further to Socialist Human Secular Totalitarianism, then European culture deserves to die under Islamic culture. Many Europeans hope that...
  • CA: Brave, new world - Stem cell stewardship needs accountability

    12/10/2004 10:42:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 256+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/10/04 | Op/Ed
    Voters in November leapt before they looked when approving Proposition 71, an initiative that creates a $3 billion California stem cell research institute headed by a 29-member oversight committee. In coming days, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other elected officers will finish appointments to the committee. Those picks could determine whether this landmark research effort ends up financing medical breakthroughs or boondoggles. Called the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, this panel will have tremendous power but little accountability. It will be the final grant maker on $3 billion in research and building funds over 10 years. The committee - which meets Dec....
  • Viking Map May Rewrite US History

    11/26/2004 12:01:26 PM PST · by blam · 116 replies · 3,699+ views
    ABC/AFP ^ | 11-26-2004 | AFP
    Viking map may rewrite US history Agençe France-Presse Friday, 26 November 2004 Experts are testing the map to see if it is really evidence for Vikings landing in the New World first, not Columbus (Image: Climate Monitoring & Diagnostics Lab) Danish experts will travel to the U.S. to study evidence that the Vikings landed in the New World five centuries before Columbus. A controversial parchment said to be the oldest map of America could, if authentic, support the theory that the Vikings arrived first. The map is said to date from 1434 and was found in 1957. Some people believe...
  • The First Americans May Have Come By Water

    12/10/2001 7:30:51 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies · 2,654+ views
    The First Americans May Have Come by Water by E. James Dixon If the foragers who created Clovis culture walked into North America, they had to pass through the long-described “ice-free corridor.” But a growing body of evidence indicates that pathway between the great glaciers of the last Ice Age was closed — in fact, the way south may have been blocked until centuries after the dawn of Clovis. If the first Americans could not walk into the New World, how did they get there? Coastal or ocean routes navigated by watercraft are the most likely explanation. No reliably dated ...
  • Queen Isabella: Evangelizer of the New World

    11/10/2004 9:46:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 1,757+ views
    Columbia ^ | November 2004 | Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez
    Queen Isabella: Evangelizer of the New World by Cardinal Luis Aponte MartinezThe 500th anniversary of Queen isalbella's death this month prompts a Puerto Rican prelate to examine her faithful service In this article: A True Follower of Jesus A Reformer of Church and State Devotion to Jesus and Mary Bold, Decisive, Faith-Filled Action Detail from 1596 painting “King Ferdinand and Queen Isabelle of Spain Bidding Farewell to Christopher Columbus." Imagine that you have before your eyes a map of the world. Looking at the map from heaven's perspective, imagine that the places strong in the Catholic faith shine with special...
  • Double Edged, Double “Tongued”

    08/28/2004 6:19:28 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 30 replies · 850+ views ^ | 2002 | Nan DeVincent-Hayes, Ph.D
    Double Edged, Double “Tongued” I read that an American theme park wanting to open in another country had to essentially dispense with its American features for that country’s culture. Fine, but why build an American park? Before I go even farther here, know that I am not opposed to immigrants, minorities, alternative groups, or cultural/religious/politically differences, but that I am disturbed at how we’re made to be “politically correct” to every group in existence when we are first Americans! My father emigrated from Italy at eleven. He did it properly, he did it legally. He rode a boat that today...