Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Contacts

By Stephen C. Jett, Ph.D

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  • 8.   1986.   An Alphabetical Inscription from Navajo Mountain, Arizona, and the Theories of Barry Fell. In: Anne Poore, ed., By Hands Unknown: Papers on Rock Art and Archaeology in Honor of James G. Bain, Papers of the Archaeological Society of  New Mexico, Vol. 12, pp. 18-30.   Albuquerque, NM: Albuquerque Archaeological Society Press.
  • 9.   1991.   Further Information on the Geography of the Blowgun and Its Implications for Early Transoceanic Contacts. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 81, No. 1, pp. 89-102.   Washington: Association of American Geographers.
  • 10.   1992.   Asian Contacts with the Americas in Pre-Columbian Times: The Principal Proposals. In: special issue of NEARA Journal, Vol. 26, Nos. 3 & 4, pp. 62-68.   Pembroke, NH: New England Antiquities Research Association.
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  • 12.   1993.   Foreword. In: William R. McGlone, Phillip M. Leonard, James L. Guthrie, Rollin W. Gillespie, and James P. Whittall, Jr., Ancient American Inscriptions: Plow Marks or History? pp. ix-xii + ca. 1 p. of combined references.   Sutton, MA: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 13.   1993.   Remarks on the Colorado/Oklahoma Petroglyphs. In: Donald Cyr, ed., The Eclectic Epigrapher, Stonehenge Viewpoint, Issues 99-100, p. 72. Santa Barbara: Stonehenge Viewpoint. [also as FARMS Reprint, 16 pp.   Provo, UT: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies.
  • 14.   1993.   Before Columbus: The Question of Early Transoceanic Interinfluences. BYU Studies, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 245-271.   Provo, UT: Brigham Young University.
  • 15.   1998.   Dyestuffs and Possible Early Southwestern Asian/South American Contacts. In Across before Columbus? Evidence for Transoceanic Contact with the Americas prior to 1492, Don Y. Gilmore and Linda S. McElroy, eds., pp. 141-149.   Edgecomb, ME: The New England Antiquities Research Association NEARA Publications. [revision of: 1993, Dyestuffs and Possible Early Southwestern Asian/South American Contacts. In: special section, “America Before Columbus,” Linda S. McElroy and Donald Y. Gilmore, eds., NEARA Journal, Vol. 28, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 31-38.   Pembroke, NH: New England Antiquities Research Association.
  • 16.   1998.   Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Contacts: What Is the Evidence? In: special issue of Journal of the West on pre-Columbian contacts, ed. by Vine Deloria, Jr., Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 11-18.   Manhattan, KN: Journal of the West.
  • 17.   1998.   Introduction: Early Watercraft and Navigation in the Pacific. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 1, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 3-8.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society West.
  • 18.   1998.   More on Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *Wangkang and *Kumadjang, the Americas, and India. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 1, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 78-87.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society West.
  • 19.   1999.   Resist-Dyeing: A Possible Ancient Transoceanic Transfer. NEARA Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 41-55.   Pembroke, NH: New England Antiquities Research Association. [revision of: 1998, Resist-Dyeing as a Possible Ancient Transoceanic Transfer. In: Davis Bitton, ed., Mormons, Scripture, and the Ancient World: Studies in Honor of John L. Sorenson, pp. 307-350.   Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies]
  • 20.   1999.   The Jômon of Neolithic Japan: Early Ocean-Goers. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 1, Nos. 3 & 4, pp. 158-163.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 21.   2000.   Early Migration and Diffusion, and a Global Ecumene? Migration & Diffusion – An International Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 55-60.   Vienna: Odyssee-Verlag-Wien.
  • 22.   2000.   Confessions of a Cultural Diffusionist. Yearbook, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, Vol. 26, pp. 171-178.   Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • 23.   2000.   The Norse in the North Atlantic: An Overview. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 2-21.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 24.   2002.   Romeo H. Hristov, Santiago Genovés T., and _____. Una figurilla china de San Francisco Huehutlán, Oaxaca. Cuadernos Americanos Nueva Época, Vol. 6, No. 96, pp. 123-131.   Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónima de México.
  • 25.   2002.   Nicotine and Cocaine in Egyptian Mummies and THC in Peruvian Mummies: A Review of the Evidence and of Scholarly Reaction. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 297-313.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 26.   2002.   Archaeological Hints of Pre-Columbian Plantains in the Americas. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 314-316.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 27.   2003.   Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Contacts: The Present State of the Evidence. NEARA Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 4-8.   Pembroke, NH: New England Antiquities Research Association.
  • 28.   2003-2004.   More on Nicotine and Cocaine in Egyptian Mummies: A Précis of Recent Articles. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 3, Nos. 1-3, pp. 45-49.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 29.   2003-2004.   Jômon Penetration into the Pacific and Historical Japanese Drift Voyages: Additional Material. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 3, Nos. 1-3, pp. 39-42.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 30.   2004.   No Plague in the Land? Infectious Diseases and Their Implications for the Pre-Columbian-Transoceanic-Contacts Controversy. Migration & Diffusion – An International Journal, Vol. 5, No. 19, pp. 6-31.   Vienna: Odyssee-Verlag-Wien.
  • 31.   2005-2007.   Availability of Wild Foods and Water during Ocean Voyages: A Bibliographic Essay. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 3, No. 4/ Vol. 4, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 213-220.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society
  • 32.   2005-2007.   Phytolith and Other Evidence of the Antiquity of Musa in Asia, Africa, and America: A Review of Recent Literature. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 3, No. 4/Vol.4, Nos. 1&2, pp. 221-224.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 33.   2006-2007.   Pre-Columbiana/A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts: Its Aims, Content, and History, Pts. 1-3. Screenings: The Oregon Archaeological Society Newsletter, Vol. 55, No. 10, pp. 1-2; Vol. 55, No. 11, pp. 1-3; Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 4-5.   Portland, OR: The Oregon Archaeological Society. [repr. 2008-2010, Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 4, Nos. 3&4/Vol. 5, No.1, pp. 51-59.
  • 34.   2006.   Qui a découvert l’Amérique? Interdits scientifiques et “politiquement correct”: Politique et hypothèses des influences trans-océaniques précolombiennes. Diplomatie 24: 74-81.   Lambesc, France: Areion.
  • 35.   2007.   George F. Carter, 1912-2004. Geographers Biobibliographical Studies, Vol. 26, pp. 27-49.   London: Continuum, for the Commission on the History of Geographical Thought of the International Geographical Union and the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science.
  • 36.   2007.   Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Contacts: The Context of Alleged Old World Inscriptions. Epigraphic Society Occasional Publications 25, pp. 13-17.   Danvers, MA. Epigraphic Society.
  • 37.   2007.   Genesis, Genes, Germs, and Geography: The Implications of Genetic and Human-Disease Distributions for Founding and Later Old World Entries into the Americas. In Proceedings of the International Science Conference, Science in Archaeology, co-chairs Alison T. Stenger and Alan L. Schneider, ed. Brian F. Harrison, pp. 100-133.   [Portland, OR]: Institute for Archaeological Studies.
  • 38.   2008.   Water as Barrier or Water as Highway: How Feasible Were Pre-1492 Transoceanic Crossings? In Flowing Through Time: Exploring Archaeology through Humans and Their Aquatic Environment, ed. Larry Steinbrenner, Beau Cripps, Metaxia Georgopoulos, and Jim Carr, pp. 68-74. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Chacmool Conference.   Calgary, Alberta: The Archaeological Association of the University of Calgary.
  • 39. 2008-2010.   Possible Jômon/Valdivia Connections with West Mexico and Southern California. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 4, Nos. 3&4, Vol. 5, No.1, pp. 37-38.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 40.   2012.   A “Catechism” for the Pre-Columbian-Transoceanic-Contacts Debate. NEARA Journal, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 43-47.   Edgecomb, ME: New England Antiquities Research Association. [available at http://www.neara.org/images/what/46-1_Jett.pdf; repr. 2016, 50th-anniversary issue, NEARA Journal, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 43-45.]
  • 41.   2011-2014.   1762 “Cherokee Writing” on Gorgets Is Actually Part of the British Royal Arms. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 5, Nos. 2-4/Vol. 6. No. 1, pp. 156-158.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society. [editor-reviewed]
  • 42.   2011-2014.   “Misspellings” and Unattested Signs: Do They Invalidate Inscriptions or Can They Confirm Them? Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 5, Nos. 2-4/Vol. 6. No. 1, pp. 159-165.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society. [repr. 2018, Epigraphic Society Occasional Papers 30: i.p.]
  • 43.   2011-2014.   Other Reports of Knotted-String Records in the Marquesas and Elsewhere. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 5, Nos. 2-4/Vol. 6. No. 1, pp. 182-183.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 44.   2011-2014.   Evidence for the Natural Transoceanic Dispersal of Cottons (Gossypium): A Review. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 5, Nos. 2-4/Vol. 6. No. 1, pp. 251-254.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 45.   2011-2014.   Molecular Genetics and the Pre-Columbian Spread of Sweetpotato (Ipomea batatas) into Oceania: A Review. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 5, Nos. 2-4/Vol. 6. No. 1, pp. 255-257.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 46.   2011-2014.   Virologic and Genetic Evidence of a Connection between Jômon Japan and Ecuador/Colombia: A Brief Review. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 5, Nos. 2-4/Vol. 6. No. 1, pp. 263-266.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 47.   2011-2014.   Article Reviews. Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-Distance Contacts, Vol. 5, Nos. 2-4/Vol. 6. No. 1, pp. 273-311.   Independence, MO: Early Sites Research Society.
  • 48.   2013.   Foreword. In Lacquer across the Oceans: Independent Invention or Diffusion? Celia Heil, pp. ix-x.   [Bloomington, IN]: Xlibris.
  • 49.   2014.   Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Influences: Far-Out Fantasy, Unproven Possibility, or Undeniable Reality? Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 35-74.
  • 50.   2016.   Columbus-Come-Lately: An Overview and Update of the Ancient-Transoceanic-Contacts Controversy. EdgeScience No. 28, cover, pp. 6-13.   Charlottesville, VA: Society for Scientific Exploration.
  • 51.   2017.   Ancient Ocean Crossings: Reconsidering the Case for Contacts with the Pre-Columbian Americas. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. xx + 508 pp.