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THE COPPER TRADE IN NORTH AMERICA  
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When the Canaanite-Beaker people rolled across Western Europe from North Africa, they knit that region together by a NETWORK OF TRADING POSTS.
The Berbers (Canaanite-Beaker) were an active sea-going people, known for their long distance ocean voyaging. On the boats that they built they used
animal skins for sails and, after a while, a great shortage of skins for the leather sails threatened to interrupt their maritime activities. This problem was
solved by a group of Berbers who set up a large hunting camp in Arctic Norway near Mount Komsa in Finnmark. From here they annually took large
numbers of reindeer out of the herds migrating through the area and sent the skins to the oak forests of southern Sweden and Conamara in Ireland for
tanning with oak bark. Other trading posts appeared in the amber-rich areas of the Baltic.

In their merchantile voyages and through their Megalithic contacts, the Berbers became aware of the presence of vast deposits of COPPER in the New
World. "Beaker Groups, keen to exploit copper deposits wherever they could be found, began to navigate to the New World. They possessed a geographical
advantage...the easiest route to North America was the Atlantic Current from Iberia or North Africa to the Caribbean (Kehoe, 280)....North America
was...treated to a large and substantial wave of Berber immigrants who brought their culture with them when they settled around the copper mines of Lake
Superior and northern Wisconsin" (The Berber Project, p. 12).

The Canaanite/Berber/Beaker colonists came in search of wealth and found it in copper -- huge amounts of it around Lake Superior and on Ile Royale,
which is reputedly the best source of pure copper in the world. The sudden emergence of what archaeologists have called the "Old Copper Culture"
coincides with large numbers of Berbers who descended on the American Midwest and the St. Lawrence River valley to mine these riches - and mine they
did - an estimated 500,000 pounds!

The Berbers who settled the New World left records of their sudden appearance: sculptured stones closely resembling those found in the Berber-speaking
Canary Islands have been found north of Lake Superior. The resemblance was so strong that some scholars suggested the Canary Islanders originated in
America!


The Adena Mound-builders

The umbilical cord between Western Europe and North Africa was cut when the Israelite Celts/Danites  invaded Europe circa 500 B.C. But, like the Phoenix
rising out of the ashes, the Berber culture was revived -- and from a different quarter after North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula fell under the influence of
Carthage.

According to R. Ben Madison the remnants of the Berber-Beaker culture on the Iberian Peninsula -- now mixed with Danite/Celtic or "Celtiberian" peoples --
began to trade with Carthage. The remaining Berber economies such as Talseia (Tarshish) began to decline while, at the same time, the Poverty Point
culture faded back into the Louisiana bayou country and its inhabitants fled to Texas. As a result of the situation in Spain, the Berbers returned to the New
World in Carthaginian ships to begin regular trade with the American Northeast.

However, one Canaanite/Berber Culture survived -
The Red Ochre Culture in Wisconsin. From this culture (along with the next influx of Canaanite Berbers
from Spain, a new civilization emerged - The Adena Culture., the  descendants of the very people whose ancestors had first mined copper on Lake Superior.

The historic copper trade  was revived and copper ingots of IDENTICAL "ox-hide" shape have been found on both sides of the Atlantic, proving that around
200 B.C. there was a revival of the regular Atlantic trade between the Mediterranean and North America. This involved copper from Wisconsin, sent down the
Mississippi River and out to Europe. Bruce J. Trigger reveals that there were also Adena sites in Maryland -- suggesting traffic up the Potomac and
Monongahela rivers from the Atlantic into the American interior (Handbook of North American Indians, p. 29).

At roughly the same time, claims Harvard Professor Barry Fell, waves of "Iberian Punic Colonists settled in North America" (Fell 1976, 169ff).

"In 1838," writes R. Ben Madison, "a Talseian (Iberian) inscription was discovered in Mammoth Mound, an ADENA SITE at Moundsville, West Virginia. It was
immediately pronounced by French and American linguists to be Berber, Libyan, or Numidian. The brief inscription explains that the mound was a burial site
for a notable named Tadach, and that his wife had it built in his memory. Similar inscriptions are found in other Adena mounds (McGlone, 9ff). This, and
another nearby stone inscription, was written in the PUNIC language, in Iberian letters (Fell 1976, 157f). In Oklahoma, a Punic inscription -- apparently some
sort of "hymn to the sun" -- was discovered and dated to approximately the time of the first Carthaginian arrival in the New World, while a nearby inscription
in Iberian script marks the grave stone of a notable named Haga (Fell 1976, 159f). The Anubis Caves in the Oklahoma Panhandle contains an inscription in
Libyan letters which Fell claimed was "Arabic." However, most scholars point out that it is, in fact, Berber. The Iberian/Punic alphabet has also been found
on inscriptions in Iowa, Massachussetts, Spain and Lebanon -- showing the Middle East origin of the Mound-builder Berbers.

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Giants and the Cocopa Indians
According to the Cocopa Indian tribe, giants of the past were able to carry logs that six of
the humans failed to budge. Humans can roughly carry twice their body. The average
human weighs 150 pounds (carrying weight of 300 lbs in group) times six humans, you
now have the ability to carry 1,800 pounds. Now let us take into account that these six
humans could not move the logs, and then they would have weighed well over 1,800 lbs.
These giants were carrying 1,800 pound logs with ease. Super human strength is often
attributed to the Nephilim.
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