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I demand genetic testing.
This is just way out there. Are we certain that this is not just an Inuit?
The Mystery of the Cocaine Mummies (transcript)
since it’s a dead link, try this:
turned out to be the remains of two older men and an infant. And it was the skull of one of the men that puzzled the forensic archaeologists. "A particular bone at the back of the head was not fused. This is an inherited trait found almost exclusively among the Incas of Peru," Buckholm added. To this day, no other example of this trait has been found in Norway. "While it is tempting to speculate, seeing as St. Nicolas is the patron saint of sailors, it's hard to imagine a Peruvian making his way here at the time. This is quite puzzling."That's a stretch. Of course, not as good as other ruminations. For instance in another story, where they find a buried woman from the Oseborg site to have DNA originating from the Caucuses, Iran or Anatolia, the author starts talking about ancient migrations.
The fact that the Vikings traded with the Byzantines, Khazars, Georgians, and the Baghdad Caliphate is unmentioned, even though this is a much more likely source.
Interesting, although there’s reason to be skeptical.
Thanks for posting.
Yes, Columbus regularly went to Iceland to pick up shipments of wool to take to Turkey to be woven into rugs.
He was one of Rene d'Anjou's employees. This is the same Rene who was Jeanne d'Arc's political sponsor.
Rene also rented out some of his military type vessels to various municipalities and countries to use in wars against the very same Turks with whom he was trading.
It's entirely possible that Inca could have set sail from their outposts on the Northest cost of what is now Columbia and made it all the way to Iceland with a fresh shipment of cocaine.
This continues to be a regular practice.
I'd check their body cells for signs of cocaine.
Norway blockaded all of Europe from travel to America from 1300 until Columbus. England managed some trips to the fishing waters off Newfoundland and turkey and corn runs to what became New England anyway by watching for Norwegian Navy ships and setting out when the horizon was clear.
BGHater’s got another such topic (newer) which has photos of the finds.
There’s a problem with the terminology here. The Inca did not exist either as a tribe or an empire 1000 years ago. Ostensibly they got this trait from their predecessors, but they weren’t Inca.
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Vikings In South America?
Science Frontiers | Science Frontiers #62, Mar-Apr 1989 | William R. Corliss
Posted on 09/15/2006 2:11:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
At that date the dead guy would not be an Inca. He might be from an ancestor of the Incans, however.
Bookmark for later rumination....