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This tomb may be evidence that the Phoenicians came to Central America 2600 years ago

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  • This tomb may be evidence that the Phoenicians came to Central America 2600 years ago

    They claim the articles have Phoenician writing on them from 2600 years ago. They say they tell a story of the Phoenicians building a settlement in Central America.

    Does anyone know anything about this - true of false ?

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    Glen B Smith
    To:lou newton

    Fri, Mar 13 at 4:57 AM

    Humans are hesitant to change, especially if they are invested in their beliefs through labor, careers, or through any means that supports their perspective. Just having claimed to speak the truth can make intentional liars out of us when we are proven wrong. We just keep on professing our error rather than admit we were wrong. Academics are even more resistant to change due to their professional publications, university textbooks, commercial publications, grant monies, and their reputations. It is not uncommon for doctoral candidates to be denied their degree because their dissertation attacks a position held by one of the members of the student's panel of advisors. Usually, a doctoral candidate makes sure his dissertation does not conflict with a position advanced by a member of the panel. The history of science is full of such stories where different ideas or even different data waits for certain established academics to die off. The single exception is cosmology. Cosmology embraces new theories because the collection of data is advancing rapidly. Hypothesis and theories of cosmology are always in flux.

    You raise the question about Phoenicians in Central America c. 600 B.C. Still current is the telling as history that the first humans to populate the Americas were the Paelo-Indians around 10,000 B.C. (Clovis man). This ignores the now recognized archelogy of sites from Pennsylvania and other places that push dates back to 17,000 B.C. Of interest is a carbon 14 dated site of human population in Chile dating to 50,000 B.C. Just a few days ago I read of a Crow Indian whose DNA is more than 80% ancient Polynesian dating back 17,000 years. The supposition is that his Polynesian ancestors landed in Chili or someplace on the west coast of South America. Observe how long it has taken for academia to accept that Vikings were in America long before Columbus. Along these lines are the DNA tracking that support humans arriving in Australia 50,000 years ago.

    Equatorial Atlantic storms move from east to west – from Africa to America. It is not a leap of imagination that the Phoenicians were accidentally swept across the Atlantic on a 3000 mile surge or even to have intentionally used the power of the autumn storms to propel their crafts. This is how the little egret (Egretta garzetta) came to the Americas about 1954. Although protected, they are a nuisance bird for homeowners. Ocean traveling sailors learn to use the prevailing winds and how to search for them.

    Are you aware of the ancient copper mines on Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan? It has been estimated that half a billion pounds of copper were mined in tens of thousands of pits by ancient miners over a period of more than a thousand years. Carbon dating of wood timbers in the pits has dated the mining to start about 2450 B.C. and end abruptly at 1200 B.C. However, all the “ancient copper culture” tools that have been found in America could have been manufactured from just one of the large boulders. What happened to the copper mined in Michigan? A placard in London’s British Museum Bronze Age axe exhibit says: “from about 2500 BC, the use of copper, formerly limited to parts of Southern Europe, suddenly swept through the rest of the Continent” and ended with the Iron Age.

    Phoenicians in Central America is not much of a stretch. History books in 2300 will probably tell a different story of the first humans in the Americas. The hypothesis of Clovis man as the first Americans cannot account for the current data.