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Who Really Discovered The "New World"? A Collection Of Documentaries That Seek To And Succeed In Investigating The Matter Of Who At Least Some Of The Actual "Discoverers" Of The Americas Were, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 2 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (160 Minutes.) #WhoDiscoveredAmerica #DiscoverersOfAmerica #HistoryOfTheAmericas #NewWorld #DVD #VideoDownload #USBFlashDrive
*5/17/19: Updated With ARCHEOLOGY: THE VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY OF THE VIKINGS, Hosted By John Rhys-Davies!
Myth America (Color, 1984, 45 Minutes)
Was it the Siberian land bridge that brought America's first inhabitants to the Americas? Should credit for discovering, or rediscovering, the Americas go to the Vikings, or Romans, or Egyptians, Phoenicians or someone else? Professor Glyn Daniel takes us on this journey through the archeological evidence of petroglyphs and stone structures throughout the United States, the varied opinions of archeologists and other men of letters in the field, and his own personal opinions and findings and brings to our attention much that even now escapes our notice about America's vast prehistory
Terra X: Forget Columbus: The Secret Discoverers (Color, 1991, 23 Minutes)
A survey and analysis of Viking settlements in Greenland and Newfoundland during the 500 years before Columbus' voyage to the New World.
Archeology: The Voyages Of Discovery Of The Vikings (Color, 1992, 23 Minutes)
Distinguished actor and voice artist John Rhys-Davies hosts this investigation into the many voyages of discovery in the North Atlantic by the Vikings during the five hundred years before Columbus, and concentrates on the strong probability that Columbus learned of these voyages before he himself set sail on his own voyages of discovery.
In Search Of (Color, 1978, 3 Episodes Of 23 Minutes Each/69 Minutes Total)
Three episodes of the classic alternative history series narrated by Leonard Nimoy: 1) Strange Visitors (The Phoenicians); 2) Lost Vikings Of Greenland; 3) Chinese Explorers (Who Discovered The Americas)
The Norse Exploration Of North America began in the late 10th century, when Norsemen explored areas of the North Atlantic colonizing Greenland and creating a short term settlement near the northern tip of Newfoundland. This is known now as L'Anse aux Meadows where the remains of buildings were found in 1960 dating to approximately 1,000 years ago. This discovery helped reignite archaeological exploration for the Norse in the North Atlantic. This single settlement, located on the island of Newfoundland and not on the North American mainland, was abruptly abandoned. The Norse settlements on Greenland lasted for almost 500 years. L'Anse aux Meadows, the only confirmed Norse site in present-day Canada, was small and did not last as long. Other such Norse voyages are likely to have occurred for some time, but there is no evidence of any Norse settlement on mainland North America lasting beyond the 11th century. The Norse exploration of North America has been subject to numerous controversies concerning the European exploration and Settlement of North America. Pseudoscientific and pseudo-historical theories have emerged since the public acknowledgment of these Norse expeditions and settlements.
Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Contact With North America Theories are speculative theories which propose that possible visits to the Americas, possible interactions with the Indigenous peoples of the Americas - or both - were made by people from Africa, Asia (particularly China's treasure fleets of Ming admiral Zheng He), Europe, or Oceania prior to Christopher Columbus's first voyage to the Caribbean in 1492 (i.e., during any part of the pre-Columbian era). Studies between 2004 and 2009 suggest the possibility that the earliest human migrations to the Americas may have been made by boat from Beringia and travel down the Pacific coast, contemporary with and possibly predating land migrations over the Beringia land bridge, which during the glacial period joined what today are Siberia and Alaska. Whether transoceanic travel occurred during the historic period, resulting in pre-Columbian contact between the settled American peoples and voyagers from other continents, is vigorously debated. Only a few cases of pre-Columbian contact are widely accepted by mainstream scientists and scholars. Yup'ik and Aleut peoples residing on both sides of the Bering Strait had frequent contact with each other, and Eurasian trade goods have been discovered in archaeological sites in Alaska. Maritime explorations by Norse peoples from Scandinavia during the late 10th century led to the Norse colonization of Greenland and a base camp L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, which preceded Columbus's arrival in the Americas by some 500 years. Recent genetic studies have also suggested that some eastern Polynesian populations have admixture from coastal western South American peoples, with an estimated date of contact around 1200 CE. Scientific and scholarly responses to other claims of post-prehistory, pre-Columbian transoceanic contact have varied. Some of these claims are examined in reputable peer-reviewed sources. Many others are based only on circumstantial or ambiguous interpretations of archaeological evidence, the discovery of alleged out-of-place artifacts, superficial cultural comparisons, comments in historical documents, or narrative accounts. They have been dismissed as fringe science, pseudoarchaeology, or pseudohistory.
The Exploration Of North America by European sailors and geographers was an effort by major European powers to map and explore the continent with the goal of economic, religious and military expansion. The combative and rapid nature of this exploration is the result of a series of countering actions by neighboring European nations to ensure no single country had garnered enough wealth and power from the Americas to militarily tip the scales over on the European continent. It spanned the late 15th to early 17th centuries, and consisted primarily of expeditions funded by Spain, England, France, and Portugal. See also the European colonization of the Americas.