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July 19, 2019 11:46AM
A long time ago I found a link claiming horse remains found in South America (possibly Argentina) were dated about 6000 years old but couldn't find any other information.

Many have claimed that the wild horses in North America show markings not favored by the Spanish. The paint (spotted) markings are supposedly due to interbreeding with horses already in the Americas before 1680. Of course it is entirely possible that the solid color Spanish horses carried recessive genes for paint markings.

The Norse Sagas report an encounter with an Irish speaking colony somewhere in the New World that were "riding" but no mention was made of horses. There is in another Saga a mention of a trade meeting with "scraelings" that was disrupted then a bull charged through the meeting. So we have some evidence that the Norse transported large livestock to the Americas.

Also the Cremona Document records that 12 horses and one ass were transported on the expedition to recover the scrolls in Onteora in 1187 AD.

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Pleistocene Horses in the Americas?

Hermione July 19, 2019 09:41AM

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Allan Shumaker July 19, 2019 11:46AM

Re: Pleistocene Horses in the Americas?

Allan Shumaker July 21, 2019 04:31PM

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