Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by jude11
I think there were migration across the land bridge. But, Was it the first time? Was it the only time? Europeans it appears also came across an ice bridge of sorts during the last ice age. Was that their first time across as well?
Also could earlier hominids have done it at a much earlier period?
edit on 23-8-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by gort51
mitochondrial DNA tracking suggests that aborginies came here about 40-50000 years ago, by foot.
More the OTHER way around I would suggest, The People of India are the DIRECT DESCENDANTS of the people of Australia.
As the Southern people followed the coastal areas (warmer?) east, they probably mixed, and set up little colonies on their way...naturally, one or several, of the colonies was somewhere in India.
Remember this took Many 1000s of years, not the 3 weeks and 2 days of now. .
Yes, there are isolated tribes of Indians that you would Swear, just came from the arid flats of Central Australia.
Even just 100000 years ago, the Earth looked different than today, different temperature, different forests, different animals, etc etc.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Arizona man finds what he believes are ancient artifacts
PHOENIX -- An amateur archaeologist said he has made a discovery that could change the theory of how America was first settled, but the tough part may be getting someone to listen.
Ken Stanton can hardly control his enthusiasm as he shows off a site in north-central Phoenix that he says contains some ancient artifacts. “You can see them all through here, that's an artifact there,” said Stanton, as he point them out.
And while to most people it may look like a pile of rocks, Stanton said this site could change everything we think about how the Americas were settled. “This would be the first Acheulean stone tools, proof of it in the Americas period," Stanton said.
Enjoyed the video ! Glad I clicked. I enjoy how a scholar is somewhat in agreement. Lately it seems new things are coming up. Oh, I guess that is being around ATS Kind of reminds me of Coast to Coast of course in a more textual kind of way. I guess i'm more interested in a Christofer Dunn kind of thing were things are ancient but advanced in the use of stonework etc. Not sure If I could be super excited but I am sure and don't blame one for getting into this type of subject.
OK this is pretty amazing. I can't speak for the veracity of this guys find but, If true it will turn anthropologists and archeology on it's ear. Acheulean by it's very nature is prehistoric. Wiki puts it as follows...
Acheulean is the name given to an archaeological industry of stone tool manufacture associated with early humans during the Lower Palaeolithic era across Africa and much of West Asia, South Asia, and Europe. Acheulean tools are typically found with Homo erectus remains. It is thought that they first developed out of the more primitive Oldowan technology as long as 1.76 million years ago, by Homo habilis.
There have been many controversial finds going back several decades here in the Americas too numerous to name them all. Now either he has found something worth further research or he just has an over active imagination and is just seeing what he wants in a pile of stones.
Should we let this possible find be dismissed? He does make a rather compelling argument.
As always, Stay tuned
Thoughts?edit on 23-8-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
Cahokia kəhoʊkiːə is the site of an ancient Native American city (650-1400 CE) near Collinsville, Illinois in the American Bottom floodplain, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. The 2,200-acre (8.9 km2) site includes at least 109 man-made earthen mounds. Cahokia Mounds is the largest archaeological site related to the Mississippian culture, which developed advanced societies in eastern North America centuries before the arrival of Europeans.
Cahokia was settled around 650 CE during the Late Woodland period. Mound building did not begin until about 1050 CE, at the beginning of the Mississippian cultural period. The inhabitants left no written records beyond symbols on pottery, shell, copper, wood, and stone.. The city's original name is unknown.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Now we just need to find a similar thing for North America. I feel jipped I can't find anything from antiquity to explore or see in my own country. I suppose the cave and cliff dwellings of the West come about as close as we have..?