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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 18, The Oneness...Central and South America Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 18, The Oneness...Central and South America Summary and Analysis

The Native Americans of both North and South America originally came from northern Asia. It is thought by some that Mongolian peoples may have crossed the Bering Strait into Alaska as early at 40,000 B.C. Archaeological and anthropological evidence suggests that some of these groups of people reached the southernmost tip of South America somewhere between 11,000 B.C. and 6000 B.C. Studies show that these groups were not only hunters and gatherers, but they also had an understanding of agricultural methods. Some experts believe that there was some contact between the people of South and Central America and Polynesian groups. While experts debate this belief, Stone offers the similarities in Goddesses in each of the cultures as proof of contact.

Only fragments of writing exist from the ancient civilizations...

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