Re: [gardeners] Wednesday, pretty close to the garden

George Shirley (
Wed, 19 Jun 2002 13:04:10 -0500

Shucks Margaret, why don't you just speak up there? <VBG> You and I are old enough to remember the
NEBC (No Europeans Before Columbus) group of historians, archaeologists, anthropologists too. Now it
is accepted theory that yes, Virginia, there were Europeans in the New World before Chris Columbus,
also Asians and possibly Africans. Australian Aborigines, I would doubt that myself. Pacific
Islanders, no doubt at all.


Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> I've  been thinking of you, Lucinda.  Is school out yet?  We recently
> watched a program on a digital Discovery channel about early population of
> parts of Brazil and the southern tip (name escapes me at the
> moment).  French archaeologists were claiming that descendants of
> Australian aborigines settled Brazil 12 to 15,000 years ago IIRC (anyway,
> it was earlier than the usual 11,000 years that I've read), having crossed
> the Pacific Ocean then,not being content to be on solid ground, hiked
> across the northern tip of South America to settle in the Amazon
> basin.  Then they migrated southward, serving as the Tierra del Fuegan
> "Indians."  I sat there, turned to Chuck and said "this is bullshit. I'm
> changing channels."  Are these French archaeologists (female) as whacko as
> I think, or is it me?  Margaret L
> >What old roses do you have George?
> >
> >Lucinda