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Respond to: Stone tools \'demand new American story\'
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from South Central Indiana, US
| New Message Posted!2011-03-27 19:41  |
See the new site listing for this excavation site: Debra L. Friedkin.
The evidence to "Pre-Clovis" American Man has been mounting for years, and I think that the idea of a monolithic, entrenched, "establishment" fighting the entire concept has been a boogy-man for some time now. The argument now appears to be "How early?", "How many?" and "How did they arrive?"
There are researchers advocating "first American" dates during the Wisconsin Glacial Stage (26,000 to 13,300 years ago,) many of which appear very arguable. On the other hand there are some extremely early dates (like the 50K BP dates at Topper, which hinge on a not very obvious pile of charcoal and stones some have called "geo-facts".) There is definitely push back on some of the research associated with these earliest dates. It doesn't help that some of these very early dates have been tied up with arguments about the evolution of man, intelligent design, and nationalism.
Other Megalithic Portal sites and articles associated with "Pre-Clovis" are:
Monte Verde, Chile
Paisley Caves, Oregon
Meadowcroft Rockshelter, Pennsylvania
Topper, South Carolina
How and When - Various Research
On Your Knees Cave
and in "Alternative Archaeology":
A "Native Americans Weren't First" story.
[ This message was edited by: bat400 on 2011-03-27 19:47 ]
| New Message Posted!2011-03-25 19:40  |
"This is almost like a baseball bat to the side of the head of the archaeological community to wake up and say, 'hey, there are pre-Clovis people here, that we have to stop quibbling and we need to develop a new model for peopling of the Americas'," Michael Waters, a Texas A&M University anthropologist, told reporters.
Shame on both sides!
from Par, Cornwall
| New Message Posted!2011-03-25 18:50  |
The long-held theory of how humans first populated the Americas may have been well and truly broken.
Full article with photos: BBC News