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  1. Interesting atl atl info
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  4. Mark Sciscenti
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    Gee whiz guys, why is this so far fetched? Travel of ideas and actual items going from one place to another over many thousands of miles has been proven without a doubt. There are trade routes going all over the Americas, from Alaska, to Mesoamerica, to South America and into the Northeastern Americas.

    Where do you think corn and tobacco came from? And how it ended up in both the deep South (of what is now the US) in the case of tobacco, and into the Northeast for corn? Tobacco originated in the Andes of South America. Corn originated in Mesoamerica (Mexico).

    The Yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria that contains caffeine, found in artifacts in the Southwest, came from the deep South (of what is now the US).

    Cacao/chocolate is in artifacts all over the Southwest – Cacao/chocolate coming from Mesoamerica.

    What exactly is so hard to believe about other items like hunting gear coming from and/or being influenced by other areas?

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    1. Gus Mueller
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      Calm down, Mark. No one said anything about being far-fetched.

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