Asiatic Echoes - The Identification of Ancient Chinese Pictograms in pre-Columbian North American Rock Writing

Author(s): John Ruskamp

Year: 2015


For centuries, researchers have been debating if, in pre-Columbian times, meaningful exchanges between the indigenous peoples of Asia and the Americas might have taken place. Many sinologists have written positively on this topic, yet, so far, no conclusive proof has been put forth establishing such trans-Pacific contact as a historical event.

This report reveals with statistical certainty and expert analysis that previously unrecognized ancient Chinese scripts were written in pre-Columbian times at multiple sites in North America. Here is demonstrable proof that ancient intellectual exchanges took place between Asiatic and North American populations shortly after 1100 BC. Using the novel integration of the legal construct of substantial similarity with the comparative statistical tool of Jaccard's Index of Similarity, the Chinese origin of fifty-three North American petroglyphs and pictographs is established.

Here is the long sought sinographic proof that Asiatic explorers not only reached the Americas long before the first European voyagers, but that they interacted positively with Native North American people on multiple occasions over an extended period of time.

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Asiatic Echoes - The Identification of Ancient Chinese Pictograms in pre-Columbian North American Rock Writing. John Ruskamp. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397323) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8397323

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -1000 to -500 (Age for use of these ancient Chinese scripts)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -120.806; min lat: 33.564 ; max long: -104.194; max lat: 38.466 ;

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