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Posted on 10/08/2001 2:07:40 PM PDT by brentb
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LUZIA has been here (Brazil) for 11,500 years. Can't we blame her for everything. This is the oldest 'dated' skeleton ever found in the Americas.
I'm referring very specifically to the island people wiped out by Columbus. All we know about them comes from Columbus' and his crews' writings, which may not be accurate.
Remember, Columbus did not discover what is now the USA, I think he didn't even discover Mexico (at least on the first voyage, I don't know about the rest), he just landed on Hispaniola and maybe a few other islands.
Happy Hispanic-Organized White Oppressor Day! ;^]
....and, this is "Spirit Cave Man," found in Fallon, Nevada. He has been here for 9,400 years.
It's unjustified to call it "bioterrorism" if it wasn't intentional. The first documented cases of biological weapons actually predate 1492. I don't remember when they were first used but it was well before 1492. It involved putting blankets used by sick people and throwing them at the enemy with catapults. Other methods involved throwing decaying corpses with catapults.
I don't think the smallpox helped Cortes. His conquest was so quick it couldn't have had an effect. Do you have any evidence it had an effect? I haven't read anywhere that it helped Cortes.
I thougth we were discussing the overall European conquest, not just Columbus.
I believe Columbus discovered the South American and Central American mainlands by his fourth voyage. He certainly didn't just discover islands.
Most of the island Indians were pretty peaceful. But the Caribs were cannibalistic savages. The Caribs lived on islands in the Caribbean. When the Spanish arrived in the Caribbean, the Caribs were in the process of exterminating the Arawak Indians.
Thanks for the reminder! I forgot.
Being a White Male Oppressor myself, I might as well clue you in.
Either you roll with us(the white Male Oppressors), or we roll right over you....
Everyone likes to push us around, but trust me we push back.
I don't understand how so-called "hispanics" can protest Columbus. It was hispanics that discovered and conquered America for Europe. Those so-called "hispanics" are not hispanic at all in my opinion.
The accumulating skeletal and genetic evidence suggests that the earliest populations to move into the Americas were not Asians whose primary genetic background was that of residents of northeastern Asia and eastern Mongolia (the old view). At the end of 1999 scientists meet in California and New Mexico to mull over the implications of recently discovered or restudied ancient American skeletons, most of which date between 8,600 and 11,000 years ago. And what they discovered has shaken the foundations of the anthropological communities. Instead of resembling the historically known American Indians, the wide range of skull shapes which have come to light so far display affinities with populations as diverse as the Ainu of Japan, peoples of central Asia, Australasia, India, southwest Asia, even the Neandertals of Europe (see Ancestors of the New World Had Multiple Origins for more information about the possible Neandertal connection). Genetic evidence also supports the idea of multiple migrations of people coming from distinctly different genetic poplations: perhaps as many as four or five different genetic populations.
(The 'Native Americans' or 'American Indians' as we know them today, arrived in the Americas no later than 6,000 years ago. The Monte Verde site is likely to be dated in the 30,000 year range )
The site is in error when it says that in Spanish his name is written "Cristoval Colon". It's actually written "Cristobal Colon".
It seems everyone wants to claim Columbus. I've heard arguments that he was Norweigian and Jewish.
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