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Pre-Columbus Transoceanic Exchanges
« on: February 01, 2019, 08:45:25 AM »
I just read about the similarities between Finno-Ugric and Californian Native American languages. According to the linguistic evidence, about 2000 years ago or so, a group of people speaking a Finno-Ugric language turned up in Central and Southern California. Nobody knew until a guy that spoke fluent Hungarian started to study Native American languages and then was struck at how close Hungarian was to certain ones.

There's much more to that story, as well as of others - like the arrival of Jomon pottery from Japan to Peru - that shed light on how much more frequent transoceanic voyages were to/from the Americas prior to Columbus. Fascinating stuff.
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