Re: Atlantic Conference Update
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "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
> Home <http://www.atlanticconference.org/index.php> Schedule
> Poster Competition
> .pdf> Travel
> > Our Aims
> About Us
> Contact <mailto:steve@...?subject=Atlantic Conference from
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEe
> 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
> 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
> 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.