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Theory of American migration reviewed

Posted on Friday, 2 March, 2012 | Comment icon 50 comments | News tip by: bigtroutak

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By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

New evidence has being found indicating America was populated far earlier than previously thought.

The research has suggested that Stone Age Europeans migrated to what is now North America 22,000 years ago. Chief among that evidence is a rediscovered tapered stone blade, first discovered in the waters of Chesapeake Bay in 1970. Scientists rejected this idea in 1999, but now an archaeologist at Englandís University of Exeter has published work that suggests that this blade may be the key to revealing the migratory path of Europe's Stone Age ancestors.

"When the crew of the Virginia scallop trawler Cinmar hauled a mastodon tusk onto the deck in 1970, another oddity dropped out of the net: a dark, tapered stone blade, nearly eight inches long and still sharp."

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Comment icon #41 Posted by DieChecker on 13 July, 2012, 6:00
What do you think of this article Swede?
Comment icon #42 Posted by Paracelse on 13 July, 2012, 8:00
Found this link today, I've no idea how relevant it is to this article but hey .. didn't feel like starting a new thread read it
Comment icon #43 Posted by Swede on 13 July, 2012, 22:08
The more recent Paisley Caves recoveries have been the subject of a number of studies in the last few years, and are proving to be quite interesting in regards to further revising the "Clovis first" hypothesis. The genetic studies of the Paisley Caves recoveries published by Gilbert, et. al. (2008) indicate hapolgroups A[sub]2[/sub] and B[sub]2.[/sub] This would be consistent with known Amerindian hapolgroups of Asian origin. As for the potential for two relatively closely spaced southern movements by representatives of the same basic cultural/genetic background, this possibility s... [More]
Comment icon #44 Posted by Swede on 13 July, 2012, 22:21
Only in the case of the short lived L'Anse aux Meadows site (Viking), circa 1000 BP. .
Comment icon #45 Posted by Dragonwind on 31 July, 2012, 8:43
In the article it is stated 'No such mix could have resulted from post-1492 European gene flow into the Cherokee Nation' but doesn't really explain explain why. It discusses the origin of several haplo groups from the middle east but not how they prove it is pre-colombus.
Comment icon #46 Posted by Quake Storm Maverick 66er on 10 August, 2012, 21:19
The Cherokee people are thought by some anthropologists and cryptoscientists to be descendants of the Solutreans, or an ancient race to connected previous peoples in ancient history: the Shilla of Korean origins may traveled the globe in all 5 continents leaving unknown low-trace numbers of descendants, and some of the Shilla landed on the Pacific Coasts of North America such as California or Oregon. And the tendency for many Cherokees not only resemble many "proto"- Caucasians & "proto"- East Asians without any interracial mixture in the individuals' family record ... [More]
Comment icon #47 Posted by Harsh86_Patel on 11 August, 2012, 11:13
As far as i understand that studies of genetic markers in different populations and then trying to figure who migrated from where and who ended up where is a relative study based on comparing populations from different geographical regions...........but without trying to account for the cultural and relationship models of different groups of people the spread/appearance of these genetic markers can not used as decisive statistical proof for anything.........i think it is a developing science and will take quite some amount of researching and cataloging of the various markers in our DNA all aro... [More]
Comment icon #48 Posted by Abramelin on 11 August, 2012, 20:01
That means we should consider any resemblances between these cultures as nothing but coincidental and based on nothing else but available ways to build large structures (like any heap of large stones will always end up looking like a pyramid) and available ways to work stone and wood. We are all related, we all have the same capabilities, nearly exactly the same DNA, the same wiring of the brain, and so we all will eventually invent similar ways to do things. All cars have the same basic design; a Buick will not suddenly take off into the air and fly to the moon while a Toyota or a Lada cann... [More]
Comment icon #49 Posted by Harsh86_Patel on 11 August, 2012, 20:36
All i am stating is that there still a lot of variables to be factored in to correctly interpret genetics to compare human populations
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