The World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago inwas the last and the greatest of the nineteenth century's World's Fairs. Nominally a celebration of Columbus' voyages years prior, the Exposition was in actuality a reflection and celebration of American culture and society--for fun, edification, and profit--and a blueprint for life in modern and postmodern America.
It is nonetheless interesting, hilarious, fun and still a topic dear to the hearts of many amateur New England historians. Dean Snow makes this observation on the subject: New England's myths of prehistory come in three basic guises.
First, there are the pseudolinguistic studies. The second guise of New England's myths comes in the form of ethnographic comparisons.
The third class of myths is composed of notions based mainly on archaeological evidence that is either fabricated or misinterpreted. It is probably true for most regions that the problem will go away if simply ignored.
However, the roots of archaeological mythology are deep in New England and the myths are numerous. Given the numerous references to Vitromanoland Celtic settlements in the St. Lawrence River area in the first millennium in Norwegian essays, we are not ready to dismiss the possibility of earlier visitors to New England.
The topic is too interesting to be excluded from the Davistown Museum bibliographies. Allen and Unwin, London. A story of North American archaeology. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. Contains an excellent summary of archaeological discoveries that place the only known as of Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland.
Viking weapons found near Beardmore, Ontario. The Canadian Historical Review. See the quote from this text that was reprinted in Daimondin the Norumbega Reconsidered bibliography.
DeCosta's theory of Viking incursion was thoroughly and famously republished by Kohl see below. How the Sun God reached America c. A guide to megalithic sites. Amateur archaeologists following the tradition of Dr.
Barry Fell seek to explain the meaning of megalithic petroglyphs, possibly recording a pre-historic quest to find the other side of the world. The authors advocate the possibility that Stonehenge is a monument celebrating the discovery of America and the North Salem, NH, site was a nautical center where bronze age sea captains met.
The authors interpret the Native American petroglyphs of Embden, Maine, as European in origin and make brief mention of the Celtic ogam inscriptions on Monhegan Island. The north Atlantic saga. Ancient settlers in the New World.
Interesting, but full of misinformation. The ruins of Great Ireland in New England. Ancient or recent origin. Man in the Northeast. The rune stones of Spirit Pond, Maine.
Landsverk's "The spirit pond cryptography".
The New England Quarterly. What are Patee's Caves? The defences of Norumbega and a review of the reconnaissances of Col. Higginson, Professor Henry W.
Francis Parkman, and Rev. Fulminations about the location of Norumbega at Watertown, MA. Intriguing unexplained photographs in a text full of maps, but without any other supporting evidence that Norumbega was actually at this location. See Bakeret. The discovery of a Norse settlement in America.Alfred W.
Crosby on the Columbian Exchange The historian discusses the ecological impact of Columbus’ landing in on both the Old World and the New World Historian Alfred W.
Crosby coined the term "Columbian Exchange" in reference to the impact of living organisms traded between the New World and Old World.
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Holmes. was the willingness of Mrs Reviews: K. Oct 03, · In the broader sense, historians have used the phrase “Columbian exchange” to describe the exchange of plants, animals and goods between the East and West that his voyages sparked.
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In his article “The Columbian Voyages, the Columbian Exchange, and Their Historians”, Alfred W. Crosby seems to think that much of the Columbian voyages and what came out of them was detrimental to many cultures, most of all the Native Americans.
The native networks of gold trading that the doradistas so eagerly hoped to intersect ultimately connected both the Caribbean islands and the western coasts of Tierra Firme to the heartland of the Colombian .