Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

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Evidence of Voyages



Equinox, Canadian magazine, Old World voyages, John Barber


A popular article recently published in the Canadian magazine Equinox contains a nice summary of current issues in regard to voyages from the Old World to America before Columbus. The writer, John Barber, handles the technical matters well and includes points from hitherto unpublished interviews with important scholars on the topic. Balance is maintained between the opposing sides in the argument over such voyages; no claim is made that colonizers positively made their way between the continents, yet the reader comes away realizing that significant evidence exists to support the notion.