Originally Posted by rognvald
If you are a Native American, your people have a tradition of passing knowledge/history from one generation to the next. It is how the Viking Sagas were kept alive until they were recorded in writing hundreds of years later ,after their exploits, by the Icelanders. Many historians and archeologists today seriously consider these folk tales/tribal history
to have a total comprehensive view of historic events
and without these clues, the discoveries in Newfoundland
may never have occurred. And, there is something now that Science has accepted as fact--Ancestral/Genetic Memory which is knowledge that has been encoded in our familial DNA and passed from one generation to the next. Thanks for the great insight. Rognvald
This is also how knowledge to navigate the Pacific was passed down & recently resurrected on cruising canoes, this despite years of anthropologists proclaiming it could not be done. Somehow its OK if the hand-me-down is your religious icon but not for anybody else. We would do well to bay close attention to the oral history
of all of these native peoples. Somehow the PHD behind the desk is the anointed one while a preponderance of data is ignored. "not invented here?"