About Keith A. Pickering


Keith Pickering is a computer systems consultant and historian living in Watertown, Minnesota. He has been researching Columbus and his voyages since 1991, and has during that time authored two papers on Columbus's navigation that have appeared in scholarly journals. He has also given a number of lectures on Columbus's navigation and the log of his first voyage to the Society for the History of Discoveries, of which he is also a member.

He has been an active member of the Columbus Round Robin, which (until its demise) was a forum for scholarly discussion of the Columbus Landfall problem. He has been a consultant to National Geographic on an upcoming map of exploration and discovery, and was instrumental in the founding of a new Internet discussion group on the history of exploration and discovery. Pickering has been interviewed by Public Radio International on polar exploration, and was an on-air interviewed expert for the History Channel's documentary, "The Last Voyage of Columbus".

Click here to read Pickering's 1994 paper on Columbus's Plana Cays landfall.
Click here to read Pickering's 1995 lecture on Leagues and Miles in the Log of Columbus.
Click here to read Pickering's 1997 lecture on Columbus's longitude fraud.
Click here to read Pickering's 2004 lecture on Columbus's transatlantic track.


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