"Some efforts have already been made in a number of fields to investigate the knowledge of tribal peoples and incorporate it into modern scientific explanations. Thor Heyerdahl was one of the first people to show, by repeating the event, that ancient peoples could well have traveled by sea to various parts of the globe. I think partially as a result of his voyages a small group of anthropologists have now allowed that Indians, instead of marching four abreast over the mythical Bering land bridge, might have come by boat on a bay and inlet basis from the Asian continent to North America. Recognizing that Indians may have been capable of building boats seems a minor step forward until we remember that for almost two centuries scientific doctrine required that Indians come by land because they were incapable of building rafts. Polynesian voyages of considerable distances have now been duplicated, giving credence to the idea that Hawaiian tales of sea voyages were not superstitious ways of discussing ocean currents. Critical in this respect is the fact that Hawaiians would not be believed until a white man had duplicated the feat." -- Vine Deloria Jr., historian, 1997
Evidence is once again refuting the racist scientific lies we were brainwashed with in school. The only things that Columbus ever discovered were scientific racism and ignorance: Polynesians Took Chickens to the Americas 100 Years Before Columbus.
CHICKEN was on the menu in the Americas at least 100 years before Europeans arrived. The birds were introduced by Polynesians, according to an analysis of chicken bones found on the Arauco Peninsula in south-central Chile.
It's the first concrete evidence that Polynesians voyaged as far as South America, and also suggests that they, not Europeans, were responsible for introducing chickens to the continent. Both topics have been hotly debated.
Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith from the University of Auckland in New Zealand and her colleagues carbon dated the bones. "When we got the date I was gobsmacked," says Matisoo-Smith. The 50 chicken bones came from at least five different birds and date from between 1321 and 1407. While Columbus didn't arrive until 1492, the timescale for the bones coincides with the colonisation of the easternmost islands of Polynesia, including Pitcairn and Easter Island.