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The Fringe of American Archaeology: Transoceanic and Transcontinental Contacts in Prehistoric America

  title={The Fringe of American Archaeology: Transoceanic and Transcontinental Contacts in Prehistoric America},
  author={Alice Beck Kehoe},
Pre­Columbian contacts between the Americas and travelers from other continents and islands are highly probable, but the topic is taboo to mainstream American archaeologists. Probability rests upon the Paleolithic antiquity of boats, sets of favorable winds and currents, documented crossings by a variety of small boats, seafaring by Polynesians, Norse, and Basques, and cultural similarities including domesticates, complex technologies, and in­ tellectual fantasies such as calendar astrology… 

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