Comments on: First Koreans, early Chinese mariners tracked The magazine of the University of Hawai'i System Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:11:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: george lovelace Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:39:37 +0000 additional information on/correction to earlier comment:

Matsuo Tsukada’s work on the holocene paleobotany of Taiwan was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol 55, pages 543-8 (1966); and in Paleogeography, Paleoclimatogy, and Paleoecology, Vol 3, No. 1, pages 49-64 (1967).

Meacham’s work on what he refers as to as the “Yueh Coastal Neolithic” began in the 1970s, not the 1980s, with an article in the Journal of the Hong Kong Archaeological Society (Sorry,I don’t have the exact citation at hand, but I think the particular issue has a 1973 date on it).

Interested readers might also want the examine the Hong Kong Archaeological Society’s and of Meacham’s publications related to the Sham Wan site.

George Lovelace

By: Nancy Pollock Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:45:29 +0000 Interesting article. I am concerned to find evidence for uses of plant and marine foods in the very earliest settlements of Korea, Japan, Taiwan etc.

I would be interested to learn of FOOD remains – is there any evidence of rice, or millet or ???

By: george lovelace Thu, 03 Nov 2011 18:53:18 +0000 Interesting article.

I hope the researchers will be able to compare their data to the paleobotanical studies done in Taiwan by M. Tsukada, et. al. in the late 1960s (reported in Science).

The idea of an early maritime culture developing on the southern/southeastern coasts of China been previously argued by Bill Meacham beginning in the 1980s. Do these new findings support Meacham’s model, or do they offer different?

In any case, I hope the research continues.

By: Emily Goodall Thu, 03 Nov 2011 06:12:16 +0000 I find this difficult at best. Menzies has already milked the shock value surrounding the possibility of China having visited the Americas in the early 1400s during the Ming dynasty. While there may have been sporadic visits to Oceania from China through history, cases have already been made for similar contacts by other cultures around the Pacific rim.

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