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Polynesian Seafarers Discovered America Long Before Europeans, Says DNA Study | MNN - Mother Nature Network


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Tamara
- 613 days ago - mnn.com
The prevailing theory about the "rediscovery" of the American continents used to be such a simple tale. Most people are familiar with it: In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Then that theory was complicated when, in 1960, archaeologists



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Melania Padilla (179)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:05 am
Interesting, thanks!
 

Judith Green (8)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 10:38 am
We still have much to learn about human migration patterns
 

Maria AWAY S. (102)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 2:24 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing this interesting article.
 

Faye Swan (23)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 3:41 pm
Noted - thank you!
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:13 pm
I always thought the Vikings discovered America.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (388)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:16 am
Noted. Good to know.
 

Sue H. (1)
Friday January 25, 2013, 7:23 am
noted
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:20 pm
Thanks
 

Brad Kraus (6)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:53 pm
Quite interesting article. I always suspected if they had made as far as Easter Island. then why not South America? Thanks for posting.
 

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:34 pm
Interestingly, the Hopi have a tradition that their people came from across the sea.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:26 pm
Very interesting. Thank you.
 

Suzanne L. (155)
Friday January 25, 2013, 8:53 pm
TY for posting Tamara. A fascinating topic. I think it was native Americans who first discovered the Americas thousands of years before anyone else. There is also some new genetic evidence that early Chinese sailors came to North America. Then the Vikings and then Columbus and other Europeans. Good books on this are by Charles C. Mann. One is 1491 which is a detailed portrait of human life and cultures in the Americas before Columbus. His follow-up is 1493 which looks at how the world changed after Columbus with trade and huge migrations of people.
 

june t. (66)
Friday January 25, 2013, 11:35 pm
thanks for the article, an interesting theory
 
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