John A. Ruskamp, Jr., Ed.D., M.B.A
Asiatic Echoes - An Ongoing Research Study
For centuries, researchers have been debating if, in pre-Columbian times, meaningful exchanges between the indigenous peoples of Asia and the Americas might have taken place. Many sinologists have written positively on this topic, yet, so far, no conclusive proof has been put forth establishing such trans-Pacific contact as a historical event.
The primary report of this study, simply referred to as Asiatic Echoes, presents the reader with written evidence that in pre-Columbian times, and on multiple occasions, such historic trans-Pacific exchanges indeed took place. Using the novel integration of the legal construct of substantial similarity with the comparative statistical tool of the Jaccard Similarity Coefficient, the Chinese origin of 107 previously unrecognized North American petroglyphs and pictographs is established. For each of these pictogram-glyphs an analytical comparative statistic has been generated for the sometimes-obvious similarity of each symbol's line strokes with the corresponding features of an equally ancient and complex Chinese script pictogram.
Importantly, multiple recognized authorities on ancient Chinese writing have confirmed that the study's petroglyphs are in conformance with ancient styles of Chinese script and syntax. In addition, National Park Service personnel and Native leaders have independently evaluated some of the study's most significant pictogram-glyphs. Their estimates for the age of these symbols agree with the historical periods for the common use in Asia of their matching Chinese scripts. Here is "rock solid" epigraphic proof that Asiatic explorers not only reached the Americas, but that they interacted positively with Native North American people, on multiple occasions, long before any European exploration of the continent.
This third edition of the seminal research publication Asiatic Echoes - The Identification of Ancient Chinese Pictograms in pre-Columbian North American Rock Writing was published in February 2016.
In Asiatic Echoes, 3rd edition, the reader will find scholarly evaluations of 107 uniquely ancient Chinese pictograms located in North America, along with supporting research charts and specific site information.
No further editions or revisions of this report are planned. Rather, in the future each of the study's Supplemental Research reports will be freely posted on this website under the tab "Additional Research Publications."
Here is the long sought for written evidence that in pre-Columbian times ancient Asiatic explorers positively interacted with Native North American populations and left their script symbols upon the rocks of the continent.