In weiner's book, africa and the discovery of america, he explains that columbus noted in his journal that the native americans confirmed black skinned people had come from the south. In pre- columbian america there is evidence to show that there were both norse and african presence present before the arrival of christopher columbus' maiden voyage in 1492. A celebrated classic, they came before columbus, deals with a number of contacts — both planned and accidental, between africans and americans in different historical periods evidence for a physical/cultural presence of africans in early america is methodically examined. Many cultural parallels have emerged that point to the presence of africans in the western hemisphere well before christopher columbus accidentally encountered the americas in 1492.
Pre-columbian trans-oceanic contact theories relate to visits or interactions with the americas and/or indigenous peoples of the americas by people from africa, asia, europe, or oceania before columbus's first voyage to the caribbean in 1492. 64 the present author while touring beliz and delivering a lecture on african/muslim presence in the americas before columbus in 1992, witnessed the re-acceptance of islam of a number of garifuna and visited their masjids along the coast. In 1991 dr van sertima defended his highly controversial thesis on the african presence in pre-columbian america before the smithsonian in 1994 the smithsonian published his address in race, discourse and the origin of the americas: a new world view of 1492. This skeletal evidence explains the discovery of many african tribes in mexico and central america when columbus discovered the americas (de quatrefages, 1836) the skeletal material from tlatilco and cerro de las mesas and evidence that the olmecs used an african writing to inscribe their monuments and artifacts, make it clear that africans.
This video's purpose is to stress to africans in america and the world that our history did not start with slavery in the new world the ancient ancestors of egypt and west africa traveled to the. Black author revolutionizes american history to draw attention to the african presence in the americas before columbus study on the presence of africans in the americas before columbus. The book (amazon): they came before columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of africans in ancient america. The similarities in native american and african religions also suggest that africans had to have had early contact with the native americans by sailing to the new world before columbus.
Compare the evidence of a nordic presence in the americas before the arrival of columbus with the evidence of a west african presence during that period it has been said by historians that the nordics and the west africans were in the americas before columbus arrived in 1492. African presence in the americas before columbus africans not only came here (before the vikings or any other old world group) but they left an impact upon america's first. 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.
Here is a rebuttal to some of the claims made by van sertima 'and clyde winters on the side' but primarily van sertima in his three books, they came before columbus, early america revisited, and african presence in early america 'which he co-authored with other hyperdiffusionists and afrocentrics. Sadly, america, in post-columbus times, was founded on the genocide of the indigenous americans, built on the backs of african slaves and continues to run on the exploitation of workers at home and abroad. The presence of the african metal gua-nin reported by columbus why are the olmec stone heads not compelling evidence for an african presence in the americans before columbus many american indians possess the same featured on the stone heads.
The african presence is proven by stone heads, terra cottas, skeletons, artifacts, techniques and inscriptions, by oral traditions and documented history, by botanical, linguistic and cultural data when the feasibility of african crossings of the atlantic was not proven and the archaeological. Ivan gladstone van sertima (26 january 1935 - 25 may 2009) was a guyanese-born associate professor of africana studies at rutgers university in the united states he was best known for his olmec alternative origin speculations, a brand of pre-columbian contact theory, which he proposed in his book they came before columbus (1976. Columbus's arrival in 1492 if so, what primary source of evidence do we have of their coming the olmec civilization is the oldest known civilization in the americas (north america, south america, central america, and the islands of the caribbean) in fact, the olmec high culture is considered.