pre colombian

  1. Good Vinland PODs?

    Why I find the idea of a European settlement in America 500 years early via Newfoundland (potentially giving more time for other native groups recover when disease strikes) fascinating, I am always struck by a lack of good PODs for it. Threads like this show a good case for Vinland becoming...
  2. What technologies could be invented to ensure the most technologically and scientifically adavanced Mesoamerica?

    Something that I have wanted to ask for a long time is: could Mesoamerica have invented stuff that would ensure more enhanced technological and scientific advancement? I know that Mesoamerican societies were very advanced, but is there any way Mesoamerican civilizations could be far more...
  3. SunKing105

    AHC: Have a Pre-Columbian city reach 500,000 people.

    With any POD you choose, have a city founded by and inhabited by any of the natives of the Americas to reach 500,000 people in the pre-industrial era. It can be located anywhere, though I suppose that Mesoamerica and the Andes are the easiest places to pull this off. The requirements of the city...
  4. SunKing105

    WI: Potato reaches Mesoamerica?

    The potato, the humble spud, developed in the foothills of the Andes, was a major staple crop there. It is way more nutritious and provides more calories per acre than many other staple crops. What if it had reached Mesoamerica in the Pre-Columbian period? The challenge is to get them across the...
  5. SunKing105

    AHC: Have a "cradle of civilization" develop on the Rio Grande

    While OTL Ancestral Puebloans did have some of their culture span parts of the river, I am looking for an entirely new civilization, on par with Mesoamerica or the Andes to arise on the Lower Rio Grande Valley, near the mouth of the river. Achieve this without using a "Horses/Megafauna...
  6. SunKing105

    WI: 8 Deer Jaguar Claw kills Four Wind

    8 Deer Jaguar Claw was a powerful Mixtec king and ruler of Tilantogo who was the son of the high priest 5 Crocodile. He was recorded to have conquered 94 cities, and briefly succeeded in uniting many of the various Mixtec kingdoms under his rule. He had a half-sister, 6 Lizard Jade-Fan, who was...
  7. A Domesticated Coyotes

    I was watching a documentary about the rise of Eastern Coyotes the other day, and it got me wondering about the threads here that discussing domesticating OTL wild animals. So what if at some point Pre Columbian tribes could have domesticated Coyotes in a manner similar to the wolf in Eurasia.
  8. GameBawesome

    Templars escape to North America?

    (I know this sounds ASB, and implausible, but it just entertaining) With a POD, 1300s, escaping persecution, the remnants of the Knight Templar's take their fleet and treasure from France, and sails to North America, landing in Modern day Newport Rhode Island (because Newport Tower) and create...
  9. Talus I of Dixie

    The Blood in the Rivers - Planning Thread

    So i had an idea for a TL where many major livestock survives in the Americas. However, the focus of the TL is the development of the Amazonian civilization. I ended up not doing her and doing other instead, because I wanted to better develop the idea of this TL. For a while, the objective of...
  10. Eparkhos

    Darganfod Tir Saint Brendan: The Voyage of Madoc Successful

    Chapter One: Across the Great Sea Owain ap Gruffydd was arguably the greatest Welsh ruler before Llywelyn Fawr. He ruled the comparatively small Princedom of Gwynedd, but he used it as a power base to wage a decades-long defensive war against the English under Henri II. But it's not him we're...
  11. Talus I of Dixie

    Poll: Deciding a New Timeline

    Well, i've recently had a lot of free time, so i've decided to start a new timeline. But i'm in doubt which to do, so i made this thread. This thread will be to timeline-planning and the poll about which timeline i will make. Now i'll explain the options: The Blood in the Rivers: Amazon Jidai...
  12. AltoRegnant

    Tolerant Spain TL Ideas

    I'm toying with the idea that instead of OTL's 'be christian or be dead' idea that the Catholic Monarchs (Ferdinand and Isabella) pulled after the Granada War, they instead do something like Strip all pre-existing Islamic officials of rank, and charge a tax, but ultimately allow for the presence...
  13. Odinson

    American Viking: a timeline
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    1035: OTL coastal Massachusetts "Fleeing the violent skrælings of the north, and not deterred enough to leave, Thorfinn Karlsefni departed south in the early years of the 11th century. He and his settlers traveled down the east coast of the newly discovered land until they reached a great bay...
  14. AHC : Native Americans Immune to Europeans

    the challenge is to make Native Americans (or only Mesoamerican and Andean) immune to the diseases introduced by Europeans. Personally, I think a earlier contact to the Polynesians, or a Chinese expedition introduced diseases earlier, making contact with Europeans less apocalyptic
  15. Shahrasayr

    The Unbroken Reed - A Mesoamerican TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    THE UNBROKEN REED: INTRODUCTION Flowers spring along songs in Mexico and Tlatelolco, in the hearts of warriors and wise men. We know it is true that we must perish, for we are mortal men. You, our Blessed Progenitor, you have ordained it. We follow your command, and work these blessings...
  16. Children of the Mountains: A different South America
    Threadmarks: Teji's Journey

    800 BCE Teji felt as if he had been walking for years, although he knew it had been mere days since he and his people had been forced to leave their homes for good. And if things were to continue as they had done for the days since then, he doubted that they would be walking much longer...
  17. Children of the Mountains: A different South America

    800 BCE Teji felt as if he had been walking for years, although he knew it had been mere days since he and his people had been forced to leave their homes for good. And if things were to continue as they had done for the days since then, he doubted that they would be walking much longer...