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In 1492 Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue. The Age of Exploration. Who Really Discovered America?. Possibly Phoenicians (480-146 BC) Stone altars in NH, coins Romans (AD 64) Coins, goblets, shields, weapons etc in Chesapeake Persecution of Jews, Christians under Nero Irish Monks (AD 551)

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Who really discovered america
Who Really Discovered America?

  • Possibly

    • Phoenicians (480-146 BC)

      • Stone altars in NH, coins

    • Romans (AD 64)

      • Coins, goblets, shields, weapons etc in Chesapeake

      • Persecution of Jews, Christians under Nero

    • Irish Monks (AD 551)

      • Saga of Brendan

      • Irish wool dated to that time period in New England (no sheep in New World yet)


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Who Really Discovered America?

  • For Sure

    • Vikings (AD 982-986)

      • Historical and archeological record

      • Vinland = New Foundland

      • Trading and fishing settlements

      • Initially friendly relations

      • 1171 driven out


Beginnings
Beginnings

  • Portuguese begin era of exploration (1400s)

    • Stable political situation

    • Technology

      • Caravel

      • Astrolabe

      • Compass

    • Round Africa to Indies

    • Slave trade, Spices


Beginnings1
Beginnings

  • Spain (1492)

    • Begins after defeat of Moors (stable political situation)

    • Everyone knew the world was round

    • Looking for spice routes

    • God, Gold, Glory

    • Columbus coins phrase “New World” after 4th voyage


In 1492 columbus sailed the ocean blue
1491

  • ~75 million inhabitants

  • Highest population in Central and South America

    • Several cities of over 1 million

      • Paris, London, Naples only ~100,000

  • ~10 million in N. America

    • Densest concentrations on east and west coasts

    • Sophisticated, well-developed social and government structures

  • Little technology

    • Only decorative metal working, no wheel

  • No pigs, sheep, horses, cattle, goats, chickens

    • Sources of protein, labor

    • None of the associated diseases – measles, mumps, smallpox, etc



In 1492 columbus sailed the ocean blue

European voyages of exploration

By the mid-16th c. Europeans had explored most of the Atlantic coast of North America and penetrated into the interior in the disastrous expeditions of de Soto and Coronado.


In 1492 columbus sailed the ocean blue
Hmmm…

  • “Why did Columbus’ voyages have so much more impact than the Vikings or other early explorer/discoverers?”

    • Use historical facts to support your position.