Oh.. ? "Much to my surprise, we found that, even though we know that Native Americans were in New England for at least 14,000 years with, at certain times in history, fairly large population densities, the ecological signal was essentially invisible," said Chilton. "If one did not know there had been humans on the landscape, it would be almost impossible to detect them on a regional scale."
I literally had eco-fascists screaming the opposite at me just a week ago.
It's always amazing to see mainstream science finally begin to catch up with what indigenous peoples have been saying for hundreds of years.
@Bashabez we still have people who think horses didn’t exist in america before the spanish. fuck white academia
@cute @efi @Bashabez I was today years old when I learned that horses were not in fact introduced to the Americas by the Spanish, as I was always taught in school, and this lie is in fact a 500+ year old piece of Spanish colonial propaganda
@efi @cute @Bashabez the story I was told in school was that horses evolved in North America and went extinct at some point before humans started living on the continent, and that all horses in the Americas today are actually descendants of the ones brought over by Europeans
like of course as a grown person reading this now it sounds ridiculous, but, yeah
@Cyborgneticz @melissasage @cute @efi full dissertation available at: https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/doc/1895090520.html?FMT=AI
@Bashabez Very interesting. I did not know that indigenous oral history contradicted that narrative. Horses being considered status symbols by the Spanish would give them an incentive to lie about that. Also plausible given that lying about indigenous civilizations has been a...pattern of behavior for colonialists.
@Sheeperson @cute @efi @Bashabez yes because it's an article discussing a dissertation, not an academic article. here's the dissertation https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/doc/1895090520.html?FMT=AI
also consider that since we're talking about eurocentrism, you should consider whether that affects any of the sources it's contradicting
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