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Talk:Pre-Columbian contact

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There's various claims of Roman contact, including recent discovery of a probably replica sword[1] and claims about Byzantine/Roman[2] visitors.

More about Phoenicians on Wikipedia at[3]. Annquin (talk) 21:00, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

  • I came across the suggestion that 'fishermen and others out of Bristol' followed the shoals of fish and were aware of future-America but did not generally mention it as others would muscle in on it - and Christopher Columbus touring for support got some information from them.

Probably 'category of possible but no proof.' (talk) 17:45, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Why claims are made[edit]

Could mention something about the history of claims being used for imperial purposes: many European nations manufactured claims in the 15th and 16th century to bolster ambitions in the New World. Also linked to more general nationalism and cultural aggrandisement. --Gospatric (talk) 09:57, 5 June 2018 (UTC)