Ancient Sailors and America
Were There Links Across Oceans?
articles by Yuri Kuchinsky posted in sci.archaeology
Here's a general discussion about ancient navigation that raged for quite a long time in a number of newsgroups. There are many false myths in this area current in our academe.
This file was posted by Larry Elmore. It deals with Native South American navigators.
And this file, also posted by Larry, deals with the sailing craft of Native Americans.
This file is about ancient Native South Americans, and about how much ignorance exists in today's academe in regards to their great navigational achievements.
This is a totally amazing file, sent me by a friend,
proving just how skillful ancient Pacific sailors have been.
The ships of Columbus compared with some of the aboriginal craft around the world. Columbus seems to loose here...
A useful article about some of the latest research by Thor Heyerdahl, the great Norwegian scholar and explorer. His recent book PYRAMIDS OF TUCUME, dealing with South American Native cultures in Peru.
Eurocentrism in scholarship and South American navigators.
This is a general article about the navigational achievements of ancient tribal peoples of Asia and America. How little is this information known, unfortunately...
In this post I ask some pertinent questions. This discussion was with Bernard.
Arabs in America before Columbus?
Here I and Frank discuss the earliest settlement of the Canary Islands.
A general discussion about ancient world-wide maritime cultures.
Doug corrects me about ancient sources of tin. Previously, it was believed that the ancient mariners were mainly motivated by trade with Britain, where tin was extracted from earliest times. But now another source of tin has been discovered.
Also please read articles about the Easter Island on my page for more about these subjects.
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