Monday, October 18, 2004

Archaeologists forced to accept earlier date for settlement of the Americas 30,000 B.C. and counting

South America, Monte Verde, Chile is inhabited based upon carbon 14 dating however they didn't use BI-facial stone points or delicately fashioned tools. Alaska, Yukon and Mexico areas indicated use of simple tools made of stone and animal bone including projectile points, cleavers and scrapers.

A child's skull is discovered in 1961 near Taber, Alberta, is carbon dated to 30,000 years and is believed one of the oldest found in North America. Some suggest it is closer to 60,000 B.C. while others suggest 18,000 B.C. Still others, who ten years later, tested the skull, placed the dating of the Taber skull as 3,500 to 10,000 years old. The geological context suggested about 25,000 B.C. however comparable strata nearby dated 30,000 to 47,000 B.C. Carbon dating of fire pits points to this date for habitation. Very confusing!

Pedra Furada, Brazil, hearths suggest human occupation.

Australia is again being peopled at this time and the inhabitants had to travel eighty-eight kilometers over the ocean even at the height of the glaciations period. The generally accepted belief is that most peoples of this period are terrestrial hunters and gathers and that has no basis in fact.

DNA evidence suggest from this period or earlier at least five migrations existed between the old and new worlds before the arrival of the Viking. There are four major lineages between native Americans and Siberia and north-east Asia, notably in Baikal and Altai-Sayan. A fifth migration exists between Europe and North America with no lineage to Asia. This early haplogroup X lineages (based on Mitochondrial DNA) occurs most among the Algonkian-speaking groups especially the Ojibwa, and has been detected in two pre-Colombian north American populations. Haplogroup X (based on Mitochondrial DNA) is found in two to four percent of Europeans and in the Middle East, particularly in Israel. It is noteworthy that DNA evidence shows up in America, Europe and Central Asia but not in Siberia. Some call this marker the Solutrean People or pre-Ojibwa Peoples. This may strongly suggest a direct move from Europe to America as no trace is found in Eastern Asia.

Some suggest there was no ice free corridor from now until 12,000 B.C. and to complicate matters there was no one in Siberia to migrate to America until 23,000 B.C.. These researchers consider the land bridge ice free corridor as a fable with no scientific supporting evidence. They consider it a hypothesis not a theory."

Note: This site is very good and anyone interested in Pre-Columbian History should read the entire article. The author writes in a plain and easy to understand manner. His research is extensive, his understanding of the facts and issues considerable.

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