ASIATIC ECHOES - THE IDENTIFICATION OF ANCIENT CHINESE PICTOGRAMS IN PRE-COLUMBIAN NORTH AMERICAN ROCK WRITING
An Ongoing Research Endeavor
For centuries, researchers have been debating if, in pre-Columbian times, meaningful exchanges between the indigenous peoples of Asia and the Americas might have taken place. Many sinologists have written positively on this topic, yet, so far, no conclusive proof has been put forth establishing such trans-Pacific contact as a historical event.
The primary report of this study, simply referred to as Asiatic Echoes, presents the reader with written evidence that in pre-Columbian times, and on multiple occasions, such historic trans-Pacific exchanges indeed took place. Using novel integration of the legal construct of substantial similarity with the comparative statistical tool of the Jaccard Similarity Coefficient the Chinese origin of previously unrecognized North American petroglyphs and pictographs is established. For each of these pictogram-glyphs an analytical comparative statistic has been generated for the sometimes-obvious similarity of each symbol's line strokes with the corresponding features of an equally ancient and complex Chinese script pictogram.
Importantly, multiple recognized authorities on ancient Chinese writing have confirmed that the study's petroglyphs are in conformance with ancient styles of Chinese script and syntax. (Click here to read their comments.)
In addition, National Park Service personnel and Native leaders have independently evaluated some of the study's most significant pictogram-glyphs. Their estimates for the age of these petroglyph symbols agree with the historical periods for the common use in Asia of the study's ancient Chinese script glyphs.
Here is "rock solid" demonstrable epigraphic proof that Asiatic explorers not only reached the Americas, but that they interacted positively with Native North American people, on multiple occasions, long before any European exploration of the continent.
Note: As this is an ongoing research endeavor readers are encouraged to view and download the study's latest findings. These supplemental reports are provided above under the tab for "Additional Research Publications."
This third edition of the seminal research publication Asiatic Echoes - The Identification of Ancient Chinese Pictograms in pre-Columbian North American Rock Writing was updated and published in March 2021.
In this the final edition, the reader will find scholarly evaluations of 107 uniquely ancient Chinese pictograms located in North America along with supporting charts, academic commentary, and specific site information.
No further revisions of Asiatic Echoes - 3rd edition, 2021 are planned. Rather, in the future each new discovery will posted as a Supplemental Chart on this site under the above heading of Additional Research Publications - Supplemental Charts. The previous 2018 edition of Asiatic Echoes is freely available from Academia edu., Researchgate.com, and The Digital Archaeological Record (www.tdar.org).
Collectively, here is the long sought for written evidence that in pre-Columbian times ancient Asiatic explorers positively interacted with Native North American populations and left their script symbols upon the rocks of the continent.