For those of you who are long-time readers, you may remember my original, rambling rant about how people first got to the Americas, and how screwed up the current historic theories are. (If not, it can be found here.) In the original rant, I mentioned that I was POSITIVE that Polynesians got to South America in their explorations of the Pacific. Well, guess what?
There's new evidence, also supporting my theory.
This time they've found pre-Columbian chicken bones, tested the DNA (I am continually amazed at the cleverness of scientists), and found that the chickens contained South East Asian genetic markers. (To simplify it.) And the only way for SE Asian chickens to get to S America before 1400, was if the Polynesians brought them.
HAH. I am vindicated yet again.
I shall now go gloat by myself.