Westville Symposium

Westville Symposium (HMEFO)

Location: Lumpkin, GA 31815 Stewart County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 2.383', W 84° 47.1'

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On October 12, 1973 an informal group of fifty persons, having an interest in several areas of academic research, met at Westville's Yellow Creek campmeeting tabernacle for a three day symposium to discuss a subject of mutual concern. They came from across the nation to share information about evidence of transoceanic contacts between precolumbian Americans and ancient peoples of Europe, Asia and Africa.

A major problem was popular skepticism resulting from the scholarly dictum of NEBC (No Europeans Before Columbus).

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Academic Pioneers

The first Westville Symposium on precolumbian transoceanic contacts was a significant event in American historiography and was followed by similar meetings here in 1974 and 1975. More than 150 people participated in this series of talks.

Many of those who assembled at Westville have become leaders in the revisionist movement in American history that has grown since that time. Although strongly resisted by conservatives, this new history promises a more accurate understanding of precolumbian Americans as an interacting component of world society and not as an isolated culturally backward segment of mankind as the NEBC school had taught.
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Year Placed1988
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission and the Institute for the Study of American Cultures
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 709151 N 3546983
Decimal Degrees32.03971667, -84.78500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 2.383', W 84° 47.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 2' 22.98" N, 84° 47' 6.00" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 418-450 Gilmer St, Lumpkin GA 31815, US
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