“Leo Weiner presented evidence that the high civilizations of Mexico (Maya and Aztecs) had acquired many of the cultural and religious traditions of Malinke-Bambara (Manding people) of West Africa…Weiner discussed the analogy between the glyphs on the Tuxtula [Mexican] statuette and the Manding glyphs engraved on the rocks in Mandeland [Africa]”—
After Columbus’ trips to the Americas, his son Ferdinand wrote a book about his father’s adventures in which Columbus said he personally saw “negroes” just north of Honduras. This was not the only documented sighting of negroes Europeans reported. Twelve other Europeans joined Columbus in reporting that they saw or heard of “negroes” when they first visited America.
from the First Americans Were Africans by David Imhotep, Ph.D. 2011.