African presence in the americas before columbus

As for the African founders of China, whose fault is it if your brain is too dull to comprehend such history, much less attempt to research it?

From the seventh century [B. Hristov claims that the possibility of such an event has been made more likely by the discovery of evidences of travels from Romans to Tenerife and Lanzarote in the Canariesand of a Roman settlement from the 1st century BCE to the 4th century CE on Lanzarote island.

Von Wuthenau comments further: Davis speculates that Buddhist priests or restless peasants from Japan may have crossed the Pacific in the 13th century, traveled to the American Southwestand influenced Zuni society.

Still it is sad that essays on the Olmecs are not presented in publications, when the African origins of this Mesoamerican civilization is presented, including the latest findings.

Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact theories

In the Atlantic Ocean there are currents and winds that move in the same direction all year round with little variation. Indeed when we turn to the appellations of the sweet potato and yam in America, we find nothing but African forms.

Before Columbus, the Moors were in America

Romeo Hristov argues that a Roman ship, or the drifting of such a shipwreck to the American shores, is a possible explanation of archaeological finds like the Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaca bearded head from ancient Rome in America.

It is in contradiction to the most elementary logic and to all artistic experience to suggest that these ancient Olmec artists could have depicted, with such detail, African facial features they had never seen.

Native Americans reported to him that they were at war with a large settlement of these black men. Negroes figure frequently in the most remote traditions. The four indications of outside influence, American food plants, Mayan calendar, linguistic evidence, and pyramid building are just a few.

Some were sculptures with African type features as well as African type hair. In fact, during a scientific conference held years ago, West African scientists identified Olmec artworkd and representations of Africoid peoples as West African.

Oxford University Press, Of the Olmecs, Von Hagen writes: Afterwards, the language was found to be the very same language spoken by the Mende of West Africa. These similarities can be traced to common root words. Another great find in February by a Smithsonian Institution team was two Negroid male skeletons.

Simon and Schuster,pp. This suggestion was generally disregarded but a study claimed to have found carbonized remains that date to BCE and appear like seeds of custard apple. Smith, [] John Paddock, a leading Mesoamerican scholar, used to tell his classes in the years before he died that the artifact was planted as a joke by Hugo Moedano, a student who originally worked on the site.

Several Indian nations, such as the Mayans Aztecs, and Incas, worshipped black gods along with their other deities, and the mayan religion particularly exemplifies the high esteem in which the negroes were held. The crew gathered supplies and made its way back to Europe, but the trip took several months and the captain and most of the men died before reaching land.

And among the earliest and most numerous class who found their way to the new world, were those of the African race. The naturalist and author, I. In retrospect, the book "A History of the African-Olmecs:This article will attempt to lay the foundation for African presence in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus, not as slaves, but as explorers and traders who helped to build the Olmec civilization.

Floyd W. Hayes III, author of “A Bibliographic Essay: The African Presence in America Before Columbus,” is an instructor and assistant to the coordinator in the African American Studies program at the university of Maryland Baltimore County. Mr. 10 Pieces of Evidence That Prove Black People Sailed to the Americas Long Before Columbus.


They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America

Taylor Gordon-January 23, Share on Facebook African Trade; Ancient African. African Presence in the Americas before Columbus “Africans not only came here (before the Vikings or any other Old World group) but.

They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. Examining navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans; the transportation of plants, animals, and textiles between the continents; and the /5.

In truth, Africans began coming to the Americas thousands of years before Columbus; and the evidence of their presence, though systematically ignored by mainstream scholars, is overwhelming and undeniable.

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