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Originally posted by KCSTANTON
I am the "Ken Stanton" you all are talking about and if there are any ??? I would be glad to accommodate you I have all the evidence I need now after seventeen years of research and eight different site across the vally and one other thing is that my self and "Professor Curtis Runnels" and I have been working together via the internet for almost three years now and my discovery has also been published in the The Journal of Field Archaeology volume 37 - 2 second edition in the Editorial - Paleolithic America.
And I have made a request to Maney Publishing to be aloud to post it on my blog. We will see..?
I thank all of you for your opinions and or support.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
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?
Originally posted by JohnnyAnonymous
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The Case of the missing Calotte
While the discovery, excavation and publication of Lapa Vermelha IV hominid 1 described above is among the triumphs of Brazilien archaeology, the lamentable "case of the missing calotte" is not.
Between 1833 and 1880 the Danish naturalist P.W. Lund excavated many human bones in the upper layers of a number of caves in the Lagua Santa area. Most were stained red with ochre. At one (unidentified) cave at deep level he found bones stained black and they looked as if these bones had originally been buried at Sumidouro cave (B2 on the main map of Lagoa Santa above). Among these bones was at least one calotte (or skullcap) that somehow, somttime just disappeared (Beattie O.B., Bryan A.L. 1984. "A Fossilized calotte with Prominent Browridges from Lagoa Santa, Brazil". Current Anthropology,vol. 25, no. 3:345-346). Photographs from Beattie's article are reproduced below.
Homo erectus was an early human form who is known to have lived in northern Africa, the Caucasus, China and Java between 1,8 million and 40,000 years ago. These very early humans were the first of their species known to have spread far outside Africa. It is thought that Homo sapiens developed out of (or branched off from) Homo erectus - in other words, that erectus is our direct ancestors. Could the transformation from erectus to sapiens have included the Americas besides Asia and Europe? It is hard to see how this could be so. Homo erectus besides his known talents would also have had to be an alarmingly early and competent sailor.
The association with Homo erectus has to be purely speculative in the absence of the hard evidence. There is also a less sensational possibility that Beattie also notes: populations with heavy browridges are known elsewhere in the Americas from Holocene contexts. But do these alternatives have skulls as inhumanely thick and with browridges as huge as those shown in the photographs above? Unlikely - for if they had, they would have been the talk of the anthropological community.
Conspiracy theories should be resisted but the fact that precisely this most unusual and potential theory-busting find should have gone missing does, to put it mildly, makes one think unkind thoughts.
Originally posted by Harte
Regarding these claims, I really hope it turns out to be true. I've said several times here that I believe at least one, if nort all, of the variations on Homo Erectus was perfectly capable of maritime activities, though likely not transoceanic trade or anything that sophisticated.