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For questions pertaining to the contact between the American continent and its peoples with the rest of the world before the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in c. A.D. 1492.

Precolumbian-contact is a term used to define the interactions between the peoples of the American continent and those of the rest of the world before Christopher Columbus' voyage of A.D. 1492, which ushered in the age of discovery. It is important to note that prior contact with the Americas from a European perspective was very limited. Furthermore, the interest in Precolumbian-contact stems partly from the possible influences that such contact could have had on Native-American culture and technology. It is important to highlight the influence that later Postcolumbian-contact had in respect to Native-American peoples, so as to compare the two periods.