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episode 786: Horses in Pre-Columbian America


The mainstream science view has long been that horses were extinct in the western hemisphere until they were reintroduced to the Americas by the Spanish conquerors. However, a growing movement has been challenging this view and claiming that horses were always in the Americas. Today we're going to see if science casts a definitive vote in telling us which version of history is correct.


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 2021-06-29  19m