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  • Rick Osmon
    Here is the link for the segment with Gunnar Thompson: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/oopa-loopa-cafe/2008/08/15/tba
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 14, 2008
      Here is the link for the segment with Gunnar Thompson:


      and if that is a decent example of the speakers at this thing, we're in for a treat!

      And Terry, glad to meet you.


      --- In ancient_waterways_society@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <beldingenglish@...> wrote:
      > In the article to follow, there is an excellent "diffusionist" statement
      > and definition in this more recent update from the Atlantic Conference.
      > Native peoples, politicians, researchers, educators, already working
      > closely and equally together with the international Sinclair/St. Clair
      > clan and highly respected memb[uers of the scientific community are
      > drawing public notice. Many from around the world are watching this
      > young group of organizers put on what looks to be a remarkable
      > multiple-disciplinary assemblage of backgrounds from the
      > physical/quantum, and social sciences. Scientists, avocational
      > researchers, lay persons and people of diverse international
      > cultures/ideas are considering possibilities that there was frequent
      > cooperative, and peaceful ancient contact and two way cross-Atlantic
      > diffusion between North Americn indiginious peoples, 'Europeans' and
      > others .
      > Member from of Friends of this site w$ho attended the 'Ancient Waterways
      > Society' weekend gathering last May along Lake Superior are already en
      > route for Nova Scotia to assist with, sponsor, or speak at the Atlantic
      > Conference are: Rick and Pat Osman, Lee and Joy Pennington, Wayne May
      > and Ancient American staff, geologist Scott Wolter, possibly William
      > Smith, myself and others I am not aware of.
      > Hope some of you might be able to attend or be involved with the next
      > Atlantic Conference next year.
      > I received a note from Steve St. Clair today: not intending to make
      > money on the event and wishing to make it possible for anyone interested
      > to attend who can get there, there is a further reduction to a $25 fee
      > for the entire conference, which includes one lunch. My kind of people.
      > Another new presenter will be Speaker of the House of Commons (see below
      > plus Speakers)
      > I may blog updates from the confernce. Rick Osman will be hosting the
      > Oopa Loopa Cafe internet radio directly from the floor live tomorrow
      > evening, so please fewel free to call in and be a part of the
      > conference.
      > Susan
      > Home <http://www.atlanticconference.org/index.php> Schedule
      > <http://www.atlanticconference.org/AtlanticConference-2/schedule.htm>
      > Speakers
      > <http://www.atlanticconference.org/AtlanticConference-2/speakers.htm>
      > Poster Competition
      > <http://www.atlanticconference.org/AtlanticConference-2/Call_For_Posters\
      > .pdf> Travel
      > <http://www.atlanticconference.org/AtlanticConference-2/travel.htm>
      > Register
      > <http://www.atlanticconference.org/AtlanticConference-2/registration.htm\
      > > Our Aims
      > <http://www.atlanticconference.org/AtlanticConference-2/aim.htm>
      > About Us
      > <http://www.atlanticconference.org/AtlanticConference-2/aboutus.htm>
      > Contact <mailto:steve@...?subject=Atlantic Conference from
      > website>
      > The Hon. Peter Milliken, Speaker of the House of Commons and M.P. for
      > Kingston and the Islands to Address the Atlantic Conference on August
      > 16th at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS.
      > The Hon. Peter Milliken is scheduled to address the Atlantic Conference
      > on Saturday, August 16th. He will be among scientists and researchers
      > exploring theories that point to ancient contact between indigenous
      > peoples of North America and early Europeans.
      > Presented as the definitive gathering of world experts on the
      > possibility of early trans-Atlantic contact, the Atlantic Conference
      > will take place on August 16th & 17th at Saint Mary's University in
      > Halifax, Nova Scotia. Linguists, Indigenous experts, Archaeologists,
      > Cartographers, DNA experts and thought leaders from many differing
      > fields will gather to share their recent work, their views regarding
      > early trans-Atlantic contact between peoples of the Americas with those
      > of Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
      > Since the 1933 discovery of a flint spearhead unearthed at Clovis, New
      > Mexico, scientists, academics and just about everyone else became
      > entrenched in the idea that North Americans arrived on this continent
      > exclusively via the Bering Straight land bridge. The mammoth skeleton
      > that lay beside the Clovis point was carbon-dated to 11,500 years ago
      > and there seemed to be no other find that pointed to older human
      > habitation in North America. This theory became so accepted that
      > archaeologists stopped looking for older artifacts.
      > But, all along, our native friends have told a different story. They
      > speak of many waves of migration between the peoples of Europe and those
      > of North America, and it was not just a one way street. DNA and other
      > evidence points to the influence of indigenous North American blood with
      > that of North Europeans and vice versa.
      > Many different people throughout the world have, in the past couple
      > decades, arrived at conclusions that point to ancient contact from both
      > sides of the Atlantic.
      > "Our aim is to bring together completely different fields of study which
      > point to the same conclusions," says Steve St. Clair, one of the
      > organizers of the event. The Sinclair family is one of the sponsors of
      > the event and also lays claim to an ancestor who was likely here about
      > 100 years before Columbus. Niven Sinclair, another leader of the
      > conference says, "There is compelling evidence that Prince Henry St.
      > Clair was here in 1398, but he certainly wasn't the first." Indeed,
      > many researchers, academics and scientists will gather at Saint Mary's
      > to show evidence that ranges from a Roman coin found in Mexico to the
      > Kensington Runestone, covered in strange letterforms, that was found in
      > 1898 in Minnesota. "There is simply an overwhelming amount of evidence
      > in favor of early trans-Atlantic voyaging all the way back to the
      > Hebrews, the Romans, the Phoenicians, the Minoans, the Vikings, the
      > Basque peoples and many more," says event organizer Mark Staveley of
      > Newfoundland. "We believe that a gathering of multiple disciplines will
      > lead to new avenues of research and possibly even more concrete proof."
      > Metis Natives as well as Natives from the Anishinaabe and Mi'kmaq tribes
      > will be on hand to bless the event and to share sacred stories of early
      > contact. "It's time for these stories to be told to a wider audience,"
      > says Martin Carriere, a Native leader who will speak to the conference
      > on the need to re-unification of the world family, the first part of
      > which was very early contact across the Atlantic. "Living and being
      > together as a family is truly the only option that engenders lasting
      > peace."
      > Mr. Milliken's address will be one of the first in what is turning out
      > to be a unification of many countries and cultures in the center of
      > where this early contact took place – Nova Scotia. "Nova Scotia is
      > central to the story of early contact," says Staveley. "When coming east
      > to west, many of these early explorers established Nova Scotia as their
      > first base of operations on this continent. Consider L'Anse aux Meadows,
      > the early Norse settlement which generated so much controversy in
      > academic circles. "Now this discovery is universally accepted as valid,"
      > says Staveley, "but not before nearly destroying the husband and wife
      > team who proved it valid." Steve St. Clair says, "This area of
      > exploration, known as Diffusionism, is not without controversy. Most
      > academics tread cautiously here. And that's why this conference is so
      > important. The shear amount of evidence is beginning to overwhelm the
      > skeptics."
      > The Atlantic Conference is August 16th & 17th in McNally Main Auditorium
      > at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. All are welcome to attend and
      > tickets can be acquired at www.AtlanticConference.org
      > <http://www.atlanticconference.org/> . The cost for a two-day pass to
      > hear all speeches is $25 and includes lunch in the campus cafeteria.
      > Over 12 speakers will present during the 2-day conference.
      > A small sampling of the proofs of early trans-Atlantic contact long
      > before Columbus –
      > 17,000 years ago, Pre-Clovis explorers crossed the Atlantic about
      > settling in what is now South Carolina.
      > 10,000-7,000 B.C., Northern Europeans called `Red Paint People'
      > followed migratory seabirds across the North Atlantic to America. Burial
      > remains from Maine to Labrador dating to the 6th millennium B.C. show
      > that these peoples were proficient craftsmen.
      > Cliff paintings and stone carvings in Scandinavia and also in North
      > America seem to point to a connection.
      > The Kennewick Man was living in what is now Washington State about
      > 5000-9000 years ago.
      > 1000 B.C., Hebrew explorers may have crossed the Atlantic.
      > 1001 A.D., Leif Ericcson and company crossed about 1001 A.D.
      > 1398, Prince Henry St. Clair crossed from Scotland.
      > 1497, the Cabot family crossed and possibly had a first voyage just
      > before Columbus.
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