Originally Posted by ganjygav
Columbus didn't “discover” America — he never set foot in North America. During four separate trips that started with the one in 1492, Columbus landed on various Caribbean islands that are now the Bahamas as well as the island later called Hispaniola. He also explored the Central and South American coasts.
And even before leif the viking got there its now thought Polynesian sailors were the first there something to do with yams lol.
Of course the talk of who discovered is dunce because the natives have been there for around 15 thousand years.
At what point does one become a "native"?? (rhetorical)
America actually stretches from the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego to the northwest tip of Alaska. So, in fact, Cristobal Colon did land in America. Discover, no.
I think its unlikely that humans (Homo whatever) have not been venturing into the american continents for hundreds of thousands of