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To: gleeaikin
I am always slightly taken aback at the underlying assumption that the indigeous mesoamerican population was not capable of developing a civilization of its own without assistance and leadership from "superior" Europeans or Africans. That could be perceived as condescending if not actually racist. In any event, there is no genetic data whatsoever to support your thesis about the Phoenicians/Africans in la Huasteca, or anywhere else on the continent for that matter. And unfortunately there is no linguistic evidence available. The genetic evidence (greatly simplified) is that African DNA did not arrive in the Western hemisphere until the time of the European conquest and initiation of the slave trade, that is, after the end of the 15th century.

"...among the derived alleles that are at low frequency in Yoruba and at high frequency in east Asians, we find that essentially all of these alleles are at intermediate frequency in Europeans...We also observed that for most of these SNPs, the allele frequencies in the Americas are similar to Han frequencies, suggesting that in most cases these alleles were already at high frequency prior to colonization of the Americas some 15,000 years ago ... Together, the latter observations suggest that perhaps the east Asian sweeps tend to be relatively old..."

http://www.plosgenetics.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pgen.1000500#s2

7 posted on 04/20/2013 10:18:20 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
Vintage Skulls
9 posted on 04/20/2013 10:33:43 PM PDT by blam
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To: La Lydia

The American midwestern city of Cahokia around 1100 was larger than some European cities. The Euro city most often compared is London.

Cahokia is (was) across the river from St Louis and is on the way for many west ward vacations. A visit is advised on trips to Yellowstone et al.

It had it’s own henge...... a complex structure of wood used for archeo astronomical observations. Population estimates vary but top out around 25,000


11 posted on 04/21/2013 4:46:06 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: La Lydia; gleeaikin

I’m always amazed at the underlying assumption that the idea of Precolumbian transoceanic contact has anything to do with all your straw man claims of racism, cultural supremacy, etc.


29 posted on 04/23/2013 5:58:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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