'Independent of the plausibility or implausibility of the pre-Columbian arrival of Polynesians to the South American Pacific coast, there still would remain the need to explain how these migrants crossed the Andes and ended up in Minas Gerais, Brazil. We feel that such a scenario is too unlikely to be seriously entertained.
‘...when you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.’
Thor Heyerdahl sailed the Kon-Tiki from Peru to Polynesia in 1947 to support his theory - did he have it backwards?
They got picked up by a giant tsunami and thrown up `n over the Andes into Brazil.
And who knows when America was discovered...
In Newport, RI, there is an old tower which might be from the Vikings (no, not the Minnesota Vikings), and they found coal from Rhode Island at a Viking settlement in Greenland.
Interesting. I’ve heard that the Maori word for sweet potato, kumera (spelling?), is the same as a South American Indian word for it.
"How rock art suggests a violent end for the "Australian" Americans However, the new evidence shows that these people did not arrive in an empty wilderness. Stone tools and charcoal from the site in Brazil show evidence of human habitation as long ago as 50,000 years.
It is a matter of survival of the fittest. Though they were fit enough to populate the expanses of the Pacific void, when placed in competition with the people of South America, they proved unfit and failed