Plants in the New WorldBy Gregon Monday, June 7th Kat from the In the Hall of Ma’at website sends word of the following new addition to the website. People claiming Old World contact with the New World before Columbus often use plants as evidence, claiming that certain plants were in the Americas before Columbus. In an article written for Ma’at, Bernard Ortiz de Montellano looks at the evidence for plant diffusion from Africa: Plant Evidence for Contact Between Africa and the New World Bernard’s article also opens a new subject area for our articles section at Ma’at, Pre-Columbian Contact. We hope to be adding to that subject soon. Plenty of reading over at the Ma’at site to engage your brain, so stop over there and see what the ‘skeptical’ point of view is on matters alternative. Thanks Kat.