> -----Original Message-----
> Recent work has disproved the long held notion that the settlement of
> America occurred by mass migration of Europeans across the Atlantic
> displacing the native inhabitants. Instead a model of small groups of
> immigrants culturally transforming the native inhabitants is much more
> plausible. Over time the inhabitants of North America adopted the
> and language of the settlers and even European names and places of
> The only ship we know of is the Mayflower which obviously incapable of
> transporting more than a fraction of the known population of North
> across the Atlantic.
You forgot to mention that archaeological research showed that new York
was a direct continuation from a native village and therefore it just
had to be American Indian in origin.
Well, you proved my point for me. With this in mind, to the scholars of
the 18th and 19th century, how could the Anglo-Saxon migration be
something else than a mass invasion?