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From: "Dennis Maggard" <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Sephardic and other meaningful, non-Indian exotic cultural Presence in NORTH America before 1619
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 07:06:15 -0500
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From: "friend9nine9" <>
> I don't know how long you've been around here, JD,
> but Tim didn't start out as someone who had any idea
> about the Angolan connection.
Personally, and for what it's worth, I think Tim has found an important and
previously unknown root of at least one Melungeon core family. And that
alone was a significant accomplishment. I am not yet, however, convinced
that his Angolans are the be-all and end-all of Melungeon research, and I'm
less convinced of that now than I was five years ago when he published his
first results because since then I have not seen him make the kind of
connections with other Melungeon core families I would have expected were
that the case, and I have seen no evidence of the kind of group continuity
over the century and a half between his Angolans and the first people called
Melungeons which would be required to make them more than just one Melungeon
ancestral root among many others.
I do look forward to his forthcoming book. Perhaps the evidence will be
there. I certainly couldn't blame him for not wanting to first publish his
best stuff on the Internet.
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