Crepitus wrote:Archer wrote:Crepitus wrote:Native Americans are believed to have descended from northeast Asia, arriving over a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska some 12,000 years ago and then migrating across North and South America. My guess is they discovered America. Colonized it too.
They discovered nothing because they had no idea what it was they found.
Imagine a gold mine and those mining were after the rocks because they did not know what gold was.
Lol, a great many important discoveries and such have been made by accident. These people were looking for a new place to live . I think they knew what they had found.
Actually not, they did not discover anything because they did not have the same concepts of ownership and property as we do. They were here first but that does not mean it was discovered by them.
How about we agree to say nobody discovered America because it was inhabited by migrants that simply walked here?
Columbus discovered a route to get to lands that the Europeans had not found.