Was Middle America Peopled from Asia?
History of American Inhabitants
Edward S. Morse, Martin I. Townsend
This book treats of the origin of American inhabitants.
Was Middle America Peopled from Asia?...
There are two propositions involved in the controversy as to the Asiatic
origin of the American race: the one is that America was peopled from Asia by
invasions or migrations in pre-glacial times; the other is that the peculiar
civilization of Central America was induced by Buddhist monks, who traveled
from Asia to Mexico and Central America in the fifth century of our era. Those
who sustain the first thesis are without exception men trained in the science
of anthropology; those who sustain the second thesis are with a few
conspicuous exceptions travelers, geographers, sinologues, missionaries, and