covers the stories passed down by his Native people and clear
connections to European history.
has done ground-breaking work on the prevalence of Maize in ancient
Egyptian art. This makes it a little difficult for those who claim corn
was not introduced into Europe until after the voyage of Christopher
Columbus. This will be a multi-part video presentation.
is an author and historian working and living in Italy. Thus, he has an
unusual access to records and the history of the Zen (Zeno) brothers,
who voyaged out into the Atlantic in search of Cod. Mr. di Robilant has
found new information and brings new interpretations to this
much-disputed story of pre-Columbian voyaging as he prepares a new book
which will be released soon. This is a 3-part video presentation.
Dr. Evan Jones
Jones has done unusual and very important work in the history of the
Bristol 'discovery' Voyages. To do this, he's looked at historic
documents from the 20th century. Part medievalist, part modern day
detective, Dr. Jones is clearly chasing one of the more
unusual stories in the exploration of history. This is a self-running
SlideCast with narration.
is doing the definitive work on the maritime goddess Tanit in both the
and in North America. Carrying on the work of the great Gloria Farley,
Zena presents a rivetting 45-minute self-running SlideCast with
David H. Kelley, Ph.D.
this audio presentation, Dr. Kelley points out so many different areas
of scientific and academic exploration that overlook the obvious proofs
of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact. Dr. Kelley is a careful
researchers who maintains a healthy skepticism about many findings
which claim to be proof of diffusionism. This skepticism adds even more
weight to any evidence with which he agrees.
Carl L. Johannessen
L. Johannessen has published what is clearly the definitive book on
biological transfer across the oceans before 1492. After
the book - "World
Trade and Biological Exchanges Before 1492"
- and seeing this presentation, I was completely overwhelmed with the
sheer weight of evidence Johannessen and co-author John L. Sorenson
have put together. Here, he presents a 45 minute synopsis of his
research in a self-running SlideCast with narration.
the Atlantic Conference 2008, Scott presented his latest on unusual
symbols on the Kensington Runestone which can also be found on the
Narragansett Runestone, the Spirit Pond stone, on the Island of Gotland
, and in Rosslyn Chapel. This fascinating work has been turned into a
feature now running on The History Channel. But a feature
can't cover the granular details like Scott does in this video
presentation, now available to the world via the 2009 Atlantic
Conference. This is a multi-part video presentation.
A. Patenaude AAS
presentation will examine the ability for intrigued students to
decipher, or at least how to reference an OOPA inscription, and help
decide whether, at root, it might be a secular message, a sacred prayer
dedication or an astronomical notation. This is a self-running
SlideCast with narration.
Stephen C. Jett
this audio presentation, Dr. Jett discusses a wide range of subjects,
such as arbitrary cultural traits like cosmology, calendrics, and art.
He'll touch on some of these more complex technologies
(barkcloth/paper-making, the blowgun, metallurgy, weaving and dyeing)
He mentions language similarities, cultivated plants and domestic fowl.
And he goes into areas as intriguing as human intestinal parasites.
Manuel L. Da Silva
Da Silva approaches his work like a specialist doing an autopsy. He
does not seek to find, he simply dissects the evidence and states what
he sees. What he saw in the records of the Vatican was that
Christopher Columbus (as we spell it) was actually Portuguese. This is
a fascinating presentation with large ramifications on diffusionist
Benjamin B. Olshin, Ph.D.
audio presentation will cover how amateurs doing research in
field of diffusion could benefit from the same kinds of processes and
practices used by those in the academic world - the gathering and
handling of evidence, peer
review, and more. He considers how inter-disciplinary subjects fall
between the cracks in the academic world. Benjamin feels there is an
important role for the amateur in this work, and that they (we) can do
important work as long as good scientific method is followed. A
well-organized system of critique, review, cataloguing, communication,
databases, etc. could help the amateur as much as it helps the academic
presentation is called C.O.P.S. - Coalition Of Pre-Columbian Studies.
He's taking the next step in diffusionist research and presenting a
plan to get this work and the history it reveals into the mainstream.
This is not just a presentation, it's a plan, and it includes you, the
viewers. This is a self-running SlideCast show with narration.